Mini Modifications

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Mini Modifications

Post by tico » February 25th, 2018, 2:14 pm

I purchased the mini plans and would like to make it a bit taller, say 48 inches tall.
Will I need to increase the volume of the fire box?
Just increase the fire box size the same ratio of cool chamber to fire box size?
Is there a break point where the current fire box size will work say 36 inches tall?I



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Re: Mini Modifications

Post by Rodcrafter » February 25th, 2018, 4:50 pm

First, welcome to the crew!

Now Frank said you would be ok to increase the CC by 25% without changing the FB.

I would think you should have gotten the larger size GF to get what you wanted to start with then just add to the legs if needed.


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Re: Mini Modifications

Post by Frank_Cox » February 25th, 2018, 7:04 pm

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Re: Mini Modifications

Post by tico » February 25th, 2018, 7:58 pm

I purchased the mini and the double pan.
Looking at the sheet metal once I nested all the panels. I can increase the height instead of having scrap.



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Re: Mini Modifications

Post by Dirtytires » February 25th, 2018, 10:02 pm

Drops are not a bad thing to have. Be careful about changing tried and true plans just to minimize cutting...you will always find a need for a little plate down the road.



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Re: Mini Modifications

Post by ajfoxy » February 25th, 2018, 11:26 pm

Dirtytires wrote:Drops are not a bad thing to have. Be careful about changing tried and true plans just to minimize cutting...you will always find a need for a little plate down the road.
Amen to that.


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Re: Mini Modifications

Post by Squiggle » February 27th, 2018, 2:12 am

Yeah, careful with modifying it too much, but as Frank advised me when I was building mine(& RC already mentioned) you can go 25% bigger in the CC without modifying the FB(just make it a little taller to match & it will have the potential to run longer) :kewl:


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Re: Mini Modifications

Post by Texasbowhunter » February 28th, 2018, 12:44 pm

I made mine 34" tall and its Tall enough for me...
48" mini would be TALL
I understood after reading the various post here that there was a 25% built in to the F/B so it could handle the additional C/C...
What I did was take the total cubic inches and divide by 4 for the 25% and added to the OVAL and played with the actual size
So what I was able to do was change the width and length slightly until the cubic inches were achieved with the height I wanted to maintain in my OVAL ...
Then I got to playing with the F/B the same way and ended up adding a bit to the length and width
Now I did not have to increase in size, but being anal, the other side won out...
I ended up increasing the F/B by 1" in length and 1/2" in width...I'm sure it wasn't a true 25% increase but I was comfortable it would be adequate for the job it was about to do...
On another note and I don't know about this one but was concerned it would affect the efficiency of the burn
My understanding you don't want one that runs/burns hot, due to the amount of fuel used would affect the performance...
Hope that makes sense
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