quick question on direction to go

Horizontal smokers with a side firebox and tuning plates.
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Beerbeer95648
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quick question on direction to go

Post by Beerbeer95648 » November 23rd, 2021, 10:30 pm

Looking for a direction. Picked up these 4 tanks. Gonna use the 120 gallon in the forefront as the cook chamber. It is .187 thick, 24x63". The larger white tank next to it is 24" diameter as well. Was thinking about using that for the fire box. Cut down and placed head to head like a FatStack smoker. It also is .187 thick. The 2 tanks next to them are 20" in diameter and 22". The 20" diameter tank is .155". Is that too thin for a firebox? The 22" tank is .187. Just trying to decide which would visually look better in terms of aesthetics of the 3 diameters.....
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Re: quick question on direction to go

Post by Back9Q » November 23rd, 2021, 11:36 pm

.15” is pretty thin for FB by itself. I would cut both the 20” and 24” to FB size and use 20” as inner piece with the 24 being outer. Ceramic fiber insulation between two to help hold heat in.



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Re: quick question on direction to go

Post by ThinBlue » November 24th, 2021, 12:38 am

I agree with Back9Q. That's direction I would go in personally. .155 is slightly better than 9ga sheet metal and I believe most home improvement store pits are made from 11ga or less so I would think it would hold up fine for a while. 1/4" is the standard minimum thickness recommendation for a firebox though. I would definitely be taking care to oil it up after every cook just to be sure it lasts as long as possible.



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