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New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 15th, 2018, 7:34 pm

Can anyone help me out with the throat i did all the cals and got 16.78 inches for my throat on a half moon so i centered on my fb and how do i get the half moon just measure down 5 inches and leave one inch for the grease trap ? Thank you in advanced for the help heres my numbers.
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Re: New build new guy

Post by Big T » September 15th, 2018, 7:52 pm

If you're building a RF you don't need a grease dam at the throat because you'll have one at the end of the BP. Have you seen the Smokerbuilder calculators that Pete designed ? They are a little easier to use, here's a linkhttp://www.smokerbuilder.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=144&t=5474


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Pete Mazz » September 16th, 2018, 3:52 am

Post all your dimensions (tank size and shape, etc) or sketch and we can help.


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Pete Mazz » September 17th, 2018, 4:37 am

I get 22" w x 7" h


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 17th, 2018, 10:00 am

The tank is 156 gallons the fb is 24x24x24 diameter of stack 6in



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 17th, 2018, 10:01 am

I posted my link in the orginal thread tha k you in advance for the help



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 17th, 2018, 3:25 pm

Top or bottom ?
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Re: New build new guy

Post by Big T » September 17th, 2018, 7:05 pm

What are the measurements on those lines ? The bottom line looks way too big just eyeballing it, the top line looks close but I can't say for sure.


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 17th, 2018, 10:17 pm

The bottom one is 8 and 3/8 and the top line is 5



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Big T » September 17th, 2018, 10:58 pm

Pete said the top cut should be 22'' wide with the bottom 7'' deep. He designed a lot of the calculators so I trust his math.


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Pete Mazz » September 18th, 2018, 4:07 am

Use the shape of the tank instead of a half moon. That Pitcalc uses that shape as it's easiest to calculate .
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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 18th, 2018, 5:46 am

Ok ill map it out and see how she looks begore i cut ill lwt you know how it goes!



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Post by Bjs BBQ » September 18th, 2018, 4:50 pm

Hey guys glad to be here i have so much to leanr cant wait to get help from you guys here is the start of my build let me know what u think. Positove and negative welcomed
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Re: New build new guy

Post by Big T » September 18th, 2018, 6:26 pm

:kewl:


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 18th, 2018, 7:49 pm

Got it thank you guy so mucb more questions to follow!



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 18th, 2018, 7:50 pm

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Re: New build new guy

Post by Pete Mazz » September 19th, 2018, 5:42 am

I merged your build threads into this one. Makes it easier to follow


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 19th, 2018, 7:03 am

Ok thabk tpu sorry for the inconvenience



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 19th, 2018, 7:10 pm

How big should my doors on the cook chamber be any ideas out there i can go off of?



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Big T » September 19th, 2018, 7:34 pm

That's really up to you whether you go with a single large door and counter weight or 2 smaller doors. I would make the top cut 1'' past tdc so that water doesn't try to run inside the CC and the bottom cut 1'' lower than 3 o clock so that the rack is at the widest point of the tank. Also you don't want you racks over the BP gap so I normally stop the door cut just before the BP opening and seeing as I'm a little OCD, I stop the other end of the door the same distance from the end of the tank so that it looks centered.


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 19th, 2018, 8:52 pm

Yea im really stressing these doors i want two perfect doors what is tdc?



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 19th, 2018, 8:55 pm

Top dead center got it thank you ill post a picture of my layout on Saturday thats when im working on it nxt



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 20th, 2018, 4:21 pm

Any ideas for stand on wheels? Thank you in advanced



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » September 20th, 2018, 6:26 pm

Also is it easier to cut off one end to install baffle plate or just go through the cc doors?



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Big T » September 20th, 2018, 6:41 pm

I usually put the BP in before I install the FB seeing as the end is already open. I would rather install it through the CC doors than cut the end bell off and have to weld it back on. You'll have to install it in a few pieces and weld it solid once you get it in there but that's not a problem, a lot of guys do it that way. As for a stand or wheels, that depends on how much you intend on moving it and the style of wheels depends on the surface that you'll be moving over. These things get very heavy and are pretty hard to move around.


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