Crazy stack length from calculator

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Crazy stack length from calculator

Post by smoke_savage » January 7th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Afternoon all, hope you can help.
Finally I’m getting round to modify the stack on my smoker.
I have a heavy duty 6mm thick smoker in Europe, it’s 16” diameter with an oversize fire box for grilling, however when I put the measurements into the calculator it’s giving me a 221” stack height, even at 4” wide, what do you suggest? Is it due to the oversize firebox?
I’m removing the chimney that’s positioned at the top of the smoker and making a grate level one with smoke collector much like the franklin ones.
Here it’s sizes:
Firebox
16 diameter
22 long

Cook chamber
16 diameter
38 long



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Re: Crazy stack length from calculator

Post by Big T » January 7th, 2020, 7:03 pm

I believe that you're seeing the volume of the stack at 221 in. The recommended length is for a 4'' stack 17.6'' so you could call it 18'' just to make it an even number or a 3'' stack would be 22'' tall.


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Re: Crazy stack length from calculator

Post by smoke_savage » January 8th, 2020, 5:17 am

thanks big T, I was looking on my phone so that could be why.

In terms of the smoke collector, do people normally match the throat in terms of area or is it not that important?



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Re: Crazy stack length from calculator

Post by Big T » January 8th, 2020, 5:47 pm

It only needs to be as large as the diameter of your stack but you can certainly build a collector if you want.


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Re: Crazy stack length from calculator

Post by Dirtytires » January 8th, 2020, 11:47 pm

Why are you wanting to lower you smoke stack?



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