Diameter of Smokestack

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by gbpb, May 10, 2008.

  1. gbpb

    gbpb Newbie

    I am in the process of building a smoker. The box is going to be 24" and 48" long and about 20" tall. Would a 6" smokestack be OK or do you think I would get by better with a 8". Thanks.
  2. gbpb

    gbpb Newbie

    I'm sorry I left that detail out also. I was going to use the pipe for the intake from the firebox as well. My fire box is about 18" by 18" box. Do you think it would matte a whole lot between 6" or 8" pipe?

  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Biggers always better! (well, most of the time), Ya can always choker down, but oncein yall hit wide open, thats all she rote. I'd go with the 8 myself. Just my two coppers worth.
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And also, all smokers "leak" a bit so you'll want slightly more exhaust area.
  5. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    gbpb, IMHO you could use either as long as you have enough stack opening to allow the airflow to flow freely. Figure how many square inches of opening you will be allowing to come into your firebox through your vent and use a stack which is equal to or larger in area for a stack. Hope I worded this so it is understandable. Just trying to help. I have a damper in my 6" stack on my woodburner but only use it sparingly to help with heat in the smoker. Use vent on firebox to control heat. My smoker has an internal firebox and is real easy to get hot. Good luck with your build.

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