Firebox size for pipe pit

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Bristol0117

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Mar 18, 2024
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Hi all, having a go at making a pipe style pit and I’m worried that I’ve not made the fire box big enough, I’ve done a 500mm square box to a 500x1200 chamber, have I f**ked it or will I be okay ? For my colonial cousins that’s 19.7 inch square firebox to 19.7x47.2 inch pipe
6mm thick steel
Cheers
 
Hi all, having a go at making a pipe style pit and I’m worried that I’ve not made the fire box big enough, I’ve done a 500mm square box to a 500x1200 chamber, have I f**ked it or will I be okay ? For my colonial cousins that’s 19.7 inch square firebox to 19.7x47.2 inch pipe
6mm thick steel
Cheers

Hello Bristol0117!

Sorry you haven't had any responses before now - sometimes questions do get overlooked. Hopefully my response isn't too late to help you.

From the dimensions you've given, it seems your firebox is too big by a bit.

I plugged your numbers into my favorite online pit calculator, which by the way, you can find here:


If I've entered the numbers correctly, it's telling me that your size differential between cook chamber and fire box is 162.5%. I had a professional pit builder tell me that it's ideal to keep that number between 100 and 110%. Is is too late to reduce the dimensions of your FB by a little?

Red
 
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