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325g RF

Post by ScootersSmoke » January 26th, 2019, 4:45 pm

I was able to make a deal today and secure a 325g tank for a great deal. Seems that this tank is an odd size. Anyone have any experience with this size tank?



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Re: 325g RF

Post by jadstar » January 26th, 2019, 5:15 pm

ScootersSmoke wrote:I was able to make a deal today and secure a 325g tank for a great deal. Seems that this tank is an odd size. Anyone have any experience with this size tank?
I will agree that 325 Gal. Is odd 250-500 is the norm . Having said that the calculators available here will work with any size Image a deal is a deal ! Keep us posted with progress.

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Re: 325g RF

Post by ScootersSmoke » January 27th, 2019, 1:15 pm

I read on a different forum a post from years ago that the length of a 325 might give me issues with heat retention due to the 30” diameter and the length being nearly 10 foot?



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Re: 325g RF

Post by Dirtytires » January 28th, 2019, 12:27 am

Definitely a possibility. Obviously it depends on what you want to do with it (and how big you need) but I would cut it down to 5 feet or so. With 30 inches you can put in a third rack and end up with a ton of space.

Heck, cut it in half and you can make 2 pits out if it. Keep one and sell the other to pay for yours.



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Re: 325g RF

Post by Pete Mazz » January 28th, 2019, 3:57 am

The bigger tanks are usually heavier gauge so heat retention is typically pretty good as long as you don't skimp on the BP.


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Re: 325g RF

Post by ScootersSmoke » January 28th, 2019, 10:02 am

I’m thinking of cutting it down to about 6 or 7 feet, then attaching the FB to the cut side which will make it all 90degree cuts to mount the FB to the CC. It will be a few weeks before I dive into the project, I’m just trying to brainstorm a plan. Thanks



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Re: 325g RF

Post by Mo Smoke » February 13th, 2019, 5:31 pm

Don’t shorten the length bro. 500 gallon tanks are 10’ Long also but larger diameter. If you build it right , with the specs the calculator gives you for the firebox and everything else you will be fine. Once that heavy metal heats up it’s gonna hold plenty of heat. Use a 2 door design so you don’t have to let so much heat escape each time you open it to tend the meat. If you plan on cooking whole hogs you can put a single door on the opposite side. Once you get it done you won’t regret it. You will be able to cook enough meat to feed an Army !


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Re: 325g RF

Post by Buffalo » February 13th, 2019, 7:49 pm

I was going to ask why not do the math and use part of the tank as the fire box? Might cut down on some fab work.



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Re: 325g RF

Post by Mo Smoke » February 13th, 2019, 10:49 pm

Is the tank ur talking about the one in the picture at the end of your post looking for steel pipe ?


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