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Adj. air intakes

Post by KenV » March 15th, 2013, 6:03 pm

I've tried searching around through posts for something that might be a trade secret. I am looking for any information on the around air intakes with the adjustable plate on the end. I am thinking of putting a couple of these on my backwoods clones along with my guru port So if I don't want to use the guru I can run the smoker naturally.

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Re: Adj. air intakes

Post by The Czar » March 15th, 2013, 6:25 pm

HHmmmm.......can you explain that a bit more ?


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Post by KenV » March 15th, 2013, 6:47 pm

Look at Franks Santa Maria build. Round pipe intakes with an adj. disk to open and close.



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Post by The Czar » March 15th, 2013, 7:22 pm

Oh yeah....I know the guy that came up with that concept.....

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Post by Frank_Cox » March 15th, 2013, 7:33 pm

haha, it was the Czar!
anyway Ken, sorry I didn't answer on FB I have been busy lol..... :BDHorse:
I cut out a round plate slightly bigger than the OD of the pipe I am using but before I cut it out I drill the center hole with an 1/8" bit only half the thickness of the material I'm making the damper out of so I can use ir as a reference later. then after the plate is cut out, I use a chunk of 3/8 uncoated all thread for the adjustment screw. I use the center hole I made and drill a 3/8 hole in that spot then plug weld the all thread in the hole from the top side. use a chunk of 1/2 square stock for the cross member inside the pipe and split it with a nut welded in place or use a 1/4 by 3/4" strap and drill and tap it for the rod to screw into..... :huh: :huh: :huh:


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Post by The Czar » March 15th, 2013, 9:04 pm

Yeah....that sounds about right..

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Post by KenV » March 15th, 2013, 10:14 pm

Got it, very cool design!



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Re: Adj. air intakes

Post by KenV » March 15th, 2013, 10:50 pm

Here's one for you guys. I know this backwoods is a different animal than a normal RF. Like I said above, I am looking at adding a couple intakes incase I want to run it naturally or if something happens to my guru during a comp. I am having trouble with figuring how big to make the pipes so I would have enough airflow to run properly. My cook chamber is 24wx24"dx34"t. I was thinking of putting one on each side of the cooker, does 2- 3" pipes sound right?



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Post by The Czar » March 16th, 2013, 8:44 am

I don't know if it's possible to run that dimension through the pit calculator but it does sound about right

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Post by Smokeone » March 16th, 2013, 8:47 am

That should be more than enough air intake. 1 is prolly enough.

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Post by The Czar » March 16th, 2013, 8:49 am

No no more is better ....more is better!

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Post by KenV » March 16th, 2013, 9:17 am

On my stumps, not my stumps clone it only has a 1 1/2" full port ball valve for natural operation. I haven't looked real close at an actual backwoods but I know they have intakes on both sides.



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