320 Gallon RF

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by nm83, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. nm83

    nm83 Newbie

    I just finished this build. It is my first and it was a fun challenge. I am not looking forward using it. Comments and questions are welcome.



























     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014
  2. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    Beautiful build!

    How did you do the air intakes on the firebox? I couldn't tell from the pictures where you located them.
     
  3. nm83

    nm83 Newbie

    In the picture with the loaded log box, you can see the intake on the bottom of the firebox. I am not real happy with it and may go to a different, more precise, intake in the future
     
  4. smokingunny

    smokingunny Meat Mopper

    Nice build. Are you in AZ by chance?
     
  5. nm83

    nm83 Newbie

    I am in Vail, I see you are in Sierra Vista. I actually bought this tank from a guy in Benson.
     
  6. smokingunny

    smokingunny Meat Mopper

    The architecture looked familiar. We should link up sometime. I'd love to check out that rig.
     
  7. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    Just thinking out loud, you may want to try a ball valve at the end of the firebox dome if that is a standard pipe thread. If it is, it would be an easy experiment and provide a draft to the middle of the fire. Doesn't look like you are having any problems getting up to temperature so you may be OK unless you are getting a lot of variation during a cook.
     
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  8. Question, looking at the pics, all I see is shrubs and cactus , ...no trees! What do you guys burn for wood?
     
  9. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All I can say is "Sweet build!" I really like that large flat surface on the top of your firebox-kind of reminds me of the top of Grandma's wood burning stove. The picture is see missing is the q-view of your maiden smoke. :biggrin:

    There's a number of builds here that use the same type vents that you have-the only difference is that there is usually two sets of vents placed opposite each other and I only see one set of vents on the back side of the fire box. Adding a set to the front of your firebox doors would increase your fire control. Just my 2¢.
     
  10. treym64

    treym64 Smoke Blower

    Nice build how long did it take you
     
  11. nm83

    nm83 Newbie

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  12. nm83

    nm83 Newbie

    I wish I would have thought about that. I filled ll of the threaded bungs. Draw is great, maybe too great, although I wouldn't expect a cooker this size to be extremely efficient. I think I just need more time to figure it out, I would like to feed more fuel and get a little more time between fueling. To maintain 225-250, I am feeding a couple splits of pecan/oak every 30 minutes.
     
  13. nm83

    nm83 Newbie

    I picked up the tank on February 7. I stressed about cutting it open for a couple of days, i brought my sheet of 1/4 inch steel home on Saturday Feb 15. Working on it after work and on the weekends it took about a month. Are you an Ag?
     
  14. If you add vents, you may also think about adding one up higher as Dave and Rib have suggested  just a thought !   By the way nice build, looks good behind your truck.

    Gary
     
  15. treym64

    treym64 Smoke Blower

    No fiancée is
     

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