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Fire Box Clearance

Post by dbear » May 7th, 2016, 7:18 pm

Hey guys....about to do final fitment of the smoker to the trailer, and the firebox is at the rear of the trailer. I wanted to know what kind of clearance do I need from the bottom of the firebox to the ground. Just don't want to have any problems in transport. thanks in advance



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Re: Fire Box Clearance

Post by Squiggle » May 7th, 2016, 8:25 pm

I'm not sure about an exact dimension but the closer you locate it to the axel the less problems you'll get. I know there are a few here who can give you a better idea on the distance between the bottom & the ground. :kewl:


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Re: Fire Box Clearance

Post by forty_creek » May 7th, 2016, 9:20 pm

I have about 10" clearance with no issues.


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Re: Fire Box Clearance

Post by mp4 » May 7th, 2016, 9:54 pm

I originally planned on 8" but chickened out some and set it at 9" no poblems at all.



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Re: Fire Box Clearance

Post by dbear » May 8th, 2016, 8:15 pm

Thanks for the replies, I was wondering because I kinda designed my build after TQ's style, and his firebox's look really close to the ground in the pics. I guess I will go between 8 and 10 inches....but hate being indecisive about stuff...LOL. Thanks again



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Post by Squiggle » May 8th, 2016, 11:07 pm

Hahaha, I used to be indecisive but now I'm just not sure! :strongbad:


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Post by Pete Mazz » May 9th, 2016, 3:38 am

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Re: Fire Box Clearance

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » May 9th, 2016, 1:12 pm

Made mine 1" above top of axle.
But did weld a scrap of 1/4" steel to the bottom of the air intake/clean out,that happens to be the lowest point of FB.
Here's a pic or two.
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