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Is that formula only for a certain type of smoker such as a charcoal one? What about Electric and propane smokers?
Dave, so just because I am curious...I have seen on a few builds where the OP did the calculations in the tutorial and you mention that you would make the stack longer. In this example, you mentioned you would make it 10" longer just because....OK..... so I ran the numbers for a 48" x 20" CC and my calculator comes up with a 20" tall stack X 4" diameter...... I would make it 30" tall just because.... Pretty much what your 16" tall x 4" diameter...... Your engineers probably copied us.... HAHAHAHAHA...... our members make some darn good smokers....
Makes sense. So typically just adding some additional length as it most certainly will not hurt anything.Natural draft requires volume in a stack to reduce friction and pressure differential to facilitate draft... Pressure differential can be from height of stack and temperature differential of gasses in the stack and ambient temperature.......