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Need idea for a spark/ash arrestor screen.

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by atcnick, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    I built a cinder block smoker, burns wood. I need some type of screen to cover the whole where the heat and smoke enter the smoking chamber. I'm getting some ash floating around and I'm affraid it's going to get on the food. Any suggestions?
  2. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Maybe one of those splash screens for frying.
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good idea.....i just used some fine screen i got from the building section @ HD for my chiminea........
  4. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    here's a picture of inside of the smoking chamber.  This is where the smoke/heat comes in, you can see the ashes on the ground in front of the opening. 

  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I to recommend that you look at your local Homeless depot and see what they have. Maybe a aluminum screening would work out. After all it shouldn't be dealing with that much heat really.
  6. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    It gets up to about 175 inside the smoker.  What is the screening used for?  So I know where to look.
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    stainless steel window screen
  8. porkbelly

    porkbelly Newbie

    hi, i to built a smoker out of blocks...i made mine reverse flow, its the best smoker i have...

    like you i built a  rectangle box...with the fire box opening like yours except i left block out the completely ...u can use a piece of angle on the top to keep laying ur blocks...i lined the rectangle with angle on all sides but the far wall farthest from the fire box...i then layed a piece of steel plate on the angle leaving the steel plate about 6" short of the far wall..... this is mu floor...then i kept building my walls higher on 3 sides and on the front i left holes for the 2 doors...again useing angle...i put a steel plate on top for a roof put a 6" pipe in the farthest section  and 2..6" pipes in the top closest to the fire box...i did divide the 2 chambers with a piece of steel...i cut vents and made sliders  in the divider wall so smoke could go thru...but i could stop it if i wanted to...i build my fire in my fire box which is located beneath the floor of the first chamber, the fire underneith gets  that chamber  to about 180 to 200 deg.  the far chamber gets to about 225 r 250 deg. and holds pretty well..its a log hog but it sure holds temps great...only way i would go...plus it was a blast to build...i use to have pic. of it somewhere...i hope this helps...