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120 gal build tank size question

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11 18 9:02 am    Post subject: 120 gal build tank size question Reply with quote

I am planning on starting my 2nd RF build. I built a 250 gal about 5 years ago and really enjoy it. Without the help of KAM and others I'm not sure it would have turned out as good as it did.

Our local propane company was scrapping some tanks last year and I have been wanting a smaller cooker to go with my 250, so I decided to pick one up. The tag on the tank says it was built in 1970 and list the dimensions at 24"x67". I'm not sure what that equals to in gallons, but it seems more than 120 , but less than 150 according to the calculator.

I have a sheet of 1/4" plate that is 4ftx8ft I have been saving for this firebox. I was thinking of a 24" square box...which according to the calculator would put me at 136.9%.....would that be ok or too big? I do remember from my readings on here too big is better than too small. I also have some left over 6 3/4" diameter 1/4" pipe I was going to use for a chimney. It tells me 19.33" on that. Doesn't seem like too tall of a chimney to me?

Just wanted to get others opinions before I started. This will be another budget build with recycled materials. I came across some steel roof trusses from a friend of mines shop that was damaged in a recent storm. I have about 120ft of it. It's 2"x2"
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