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Air inlets in firebox???

 
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Phils67



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21 17 9:39 pm    Post subject: Air inlets in firebox??? Reply with quote

Reverse flow offset smoker....

Where should the air inlets be located in relation to the coal box / wood box?

Above, below, @ the bottom of the box????........Pictures would be awesome!!!

Also, what is a good rule of thumb for room under the coal box for ashes????


I don`t want the Stoker to be blowing ash into the cooking chamber.....

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Maniac
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22 17 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to keep the opening below my fire grate. I have somewhere around 5 to 6 inches to my grate. You did not say what size smoker you're talking about if you look at around the second page of my rf build you will see the grate rails then a little further the door. good luck with your build.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22 17 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are depending solely on a draft controller I would place my inlet at the coal bed height to stay out of the ash. I like a minimum of 4" clearance on my coals to the floor. Less depending on the size cooker. As Maniac mentioned it would help if we knew your cooker and firebox dimensions.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22 17 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

24" dia. .250" wall pipe 48" in length.


I`m planning on using the controller, but having the air intakes as a back up.


I believe the air intakes are necessary and the controller is a great addition.

I will be placing the controller at the base of the coal bed and the air intakes below the coal bed.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23 17 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now that sounds like a plan Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23 17 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should work. Very Happy
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