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New build. Thermo placement? Smoke generator placement?

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by knine, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. knine

    knine Newbie

    Finnishing up a build and have a few questions:

    where should I put the inlet for my  1" pipe coming from my home made smoke daddy??  center, top, or bottom of smoke chamber???? 

    where should I put my thermostats? middle? [i will be able to move them some but only want to drill one hole thru

    I started out with a simple elec smoker build and went overboard!!  So far 800 lbs of stainless and hardened steel, 2" mineral wool insulation, Aubrines ramp PID controlling 2 1700 watt finned strip heaters, annother PID controlling a coil for smoke pan.  All controls and relays housed in a ssteel control box with a thermo sensoor cooling fan.  overall a 36" tall 38" x 24" smoke box with a heavh 2x2 hardened steel door wraped in ssteel.  And a 18" tall 38" x 24" heat/smoke chamber that holds the elements covered by a heat shield.  There is a smaller door to access the heat box with fresh air dampers.  Ill post some pics when I get a chance..

  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How about a few pics?

  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thermos should always be as close to grill level as possible.  Pix will help with offering the right stack advice....
  4. knine

    knine Newbie

    here is the general layout of the smoker.   I will have to get some better pics but this should give you an idea.

  5. knine

    knine Newbie

    here i some pics of the "lower" door to access the smoke pan burner with inlet dampers.  There is a "big" dor for the smoke box [weighing in at 100 pounds].   And a pic of the door makup before the inner skin is put on