Gravity Feed Firebox Wrapping for extra thickness????

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Gravity Feed Firebox Wrapping for extra thickness????

Post by thefatredneck » July 27th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Ok, newbie here, wondering on a gravity feed design and the firebox area, most seem to make the firebox out of 1/2 inch and the rest out of 1/4 inch. Is it possible (will it work the same?) to make the entire chute, firebox, ash box etc out of 1/4 inch and do an outside (of the chute not the smoker) wrap of 1/4 inch so the firebox would have 1/2 inch thickness?? or do two 1/4 inch sheets not work the same a one 1/2 inch thick sheet? Why am i wondering, is because less seams and welding air tight... any thoughts would help Thanks ....



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Re: Gravity Feed Firebox Wrapping for extra thickness????

Post by Dirtytires » July 28th, 2019, 12:22 am

1 solid plate of 0.5 will hold up better than 2 sandwiched plates of 0.25 envelopes tho the total thickness is the same.



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Re: Gravity Feed Firebox Wrapping for extra thickness????

Post by ajfoxy » July 28th, 2019, 2:58 am

:yth: Trust me you want to use 1/2 inch on the actual firebox. It carries a fair bit of heat. And it it fails down the road, it is a major rebuild. Not even something you want to contemplate.


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