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  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

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PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Fri Jan 08 10 4:31 pm   Subject: Re: Pit building ratio calculator
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  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Mon Oct 05 09 11:45 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Thanks very much, I was actually wanting to know if the flue or plate that keeps the heat down until it reverses and heads back, would that be ok being the bottom of the pans which is flat some I have ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Mon Oct 05 09 2:39 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Tom,

Boy it seems like forever since I have been able to get on here! Well I have my firebox ready and we will be adding it to the main cooker this week hopefully. We had some set backs with ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Mon Sep 14 09 1:02 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Tom C.

Just to let you know my cooker went to the furnance last week and they had some mechanical trouble and were set back until tomorrow on getting it heated treated I should have it bsck T ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Sun Aug 30 09 1:24 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Tom C.

Well I have just finished getting everything set up to haul my 250 gallon smoker to the factory that is going to heat treat my tank at 775 degrees for 4 hours in a large furnance, so tha ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Wed Aug 26 09 10:45 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Both are used by builders, I used 1/2 tubing because that's what I had on hand. Your smoker is larger but I don't know what size grates you plan on building. If you use tubing I would place the the gr ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Wed Aug 26 09 10:02 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Tom,

Thanks for the picture of the cement and close up of the seal. I will be taking my time on this smoker, trying to make evrything come together as well as possible, I am one that sometimes ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Wed Aug 26 09 9:38 am   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Tom C.

That is a nice smoker! Did it cook well the first time when you used it or did you have to make mods. as you went? Doyou have a high temp flat gasket on the door or is it metal to met ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Tue Aug 25 09 12:43 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Tom C.

I hvae been wondering which would be better to build the racks out of 1" tubing or 1" angle and would you place the grate material on top or bottom. I feel that the tubing wou ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Sun Aug 23 09 12:38 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Hi Paul,

That should work out fine for you! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the build.

Tom

I am going to try and get some picturtes through out the build andget them up here if I ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Sat Aug 22 09 1:30 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
You're welcome Paul, good luck with your project.

Tom C.

Well after carefull thought and consideration I have decided to go with an offset cooker with a square firebox on one end with a def ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Sat Aug 22 09 12:12 am   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Tom C.

Thanks for the insight I would hate to spend the time and money on a good cooker and it not be worth the trouble to use, I try and use the thinking of whatever you build it is only a ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Fri Aug 21 09 12:24 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Tom C.

I was figuring my firebox size and I can use a 26"X36" round box to get my needed size, but I have found a 20" X 48" but this will still be somewhat shy of the 192 ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Mon Aug 17 09 12:37 pm   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
Tom C.

Man you seem to really know your stuff, I hate to keep bothering you but I am excited about my pit building and want it to work good. What do you think aboiut the Lang style cooker rev ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Mon Aug 17 09 11:29 am   Subject: Pit building ratio calculator
man this helps out alot but a couple more questions can I use 2 stacks that are 24.5" each? how far down should the stack pretrude through the top of the cooker? or is the 49" from the outsi ...
  Topic: Hello I am a newbie, and full of questions
paulhayes

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PostForum: Introduce Yourself   Posted: Mon Aug 17 09 4:28 am   Subject: Hello I am a newbie, and full of questions
this is a great site that is full od info. I have been cooking/smoking for many years but not at a level that I wish to start getting into. I am in the mist of buidling a 250 galloon lp tank for a coo ...
  Topic: Pit building ratio calculator
paulhayes

Replies: 161
Views: 322831

PostForum: Cookers Stickys   Posted: Sat Aug 15 09 1:56 pm   Subject: Please HELP! what size?
Hello to all fellow chefs and bbquers. I am new to pit building and was wanting to know how to use the calculator I am starting my pit (cooker) with a 250 gallon barrel (tank) what would my fire box s ...
 
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