First time build question

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Original poster
May 8, 2022
Hello All

I’m a first time builder and need some help please.
I’ve fabricated a firebox and smoker ready for welding but after reading several posts I am still a little confused
I need to cut an opening in my firebox and smoker to attach the pieces together and need some advise on opening size.

The dimensions of both are as follows

Firebox 16” sq
Smoker chamber 16”w x 16”d x 48”h

Can someone please provide the opening size. Of note I plan on having 2/3 of firebox below bottom of smoker?
I have provided pictures for visual effects nothing has been welded as of yet

Thank you all , big fan of the site and can’t wait to start trying the smoker


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