- Joined Jul 16, 2018
Using the build tutorial that is posted in this forum, I cheated and used all the calculations/formulas to create an excel sheet to enter my tank dimensions and excel does all the work. This is what I came up with. daveomak do these numbers look close? I know you mentioned in the build tutorial that wide/fat with a shorter cc can equate to smaller numbers. Any suggestions or changes you would have. Thanks
Diameter (ID) 41
Volume Gallons 606
Volume Cubic Inches 139,947
FB/CC Opening-sq in 560
Area under RF plate-sq in 560
Area required at end of RF Plate-sq in 560
Minimum Volume Firebox-Cubic in 46,183
Firebox Air Inlet-sq in 140
Upper Air Inlet-sq in 28
Lower Air Inlet-sq in 112
Exhaust Stack Volume above CC-Cubic in 3,079
Firebox Volume 46,656
Not a "must do", was more looking at it as, will it change performance. I am planning on sliding the fb into the cc, maybe a couple inches past the bell.Quote from the build tutorial... Wide/Fat Short CC may use smaller numbers due to reduced surface area friction to volume..
Adjusting to smaller areas would be FB/CC opening, Area under the RF plate... maybe by 10% if it is a MUST DO...
Thanks daveomak , I will lower the ED height a bit and will def slide the FB in past the weld. Do you happen to have any pics of your smoker. I am thinking a single door and trying to stack 3 shelves in this one.Due to the wide diameter of the tank, you can lower the ED height a couple inches.. A tank of those dimensions has a good volume to surface area and there is very little friction introduced...
That's the same tank I have.... Be sure to cut into the tank PAST the welds for inserting the FB... that will make fit up easier...
Excellent point. I was thinking of all the ways I could use this RF but it wouldn't be very often that I would do a whole hog.
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