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TRIPLE BARREL DESIGN QUESTION

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06 14 6:55 am    Post subject: TRIPLE BARREL DESIGN QUESTION Reply with quote

Hey there,

I am new to the site and seeking a little direction on my triple barrel design, or even just an opinion or a glaring reason why not to do something....

I have 3 55 gal drum (one was used for diesel, is that safe?)

I have novice metal working experience compared to some of the guys that I have seen on here, so I work with my grinder, a sawzall, a buddy welds for me, and the rest is hand....

Anyway - that's a little of the background, here is my question...
I was at home depot brainstorming ideas for how to connect the fire barrel to the 2 smoker barrels, and happened to be walking down the gutter isle. They had some thick gutter material pre bent. Now I am not suggesting using this as supports as I will be building a frame for this thing on my trailer, the top barrels will be supported to the frame of the trailer not to the bottom barrel...
Now I understand that this is a smaller hole than the 4" or 6" volk style, but I am thinking about putting 3 of them spaced evenly across the bottom of 1 barrel - so 6 in total...

#1 : would this help or hurt to distribute heat more evenly across the smoking chamber?
#2 : is galvanized steel a terrible choice for material? Its temp limits are in the high 300's for continued exposure, but obviously it would be higher near the smoker chamber...

Any suggestions are welcomed...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06 14 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SILVERBULLETBBQ,
If you are wanting to know opinions on using galvanized metal any place on a cooker my opinion is no it is not an acceptable metal to use on a cooker in any form or fashion.

Like most cooker designs they just work, if you have the time and funds to try a new idea I say go for it and let us know how it goes.

If you are on a budget then I suggest stay with what works. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07 14 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m. wrote:
SILVERBULLETBBQ,
If you are wanting to know opinions on using galvanized metal any place on a cooker my opinion is no it is not an acceptable metal to use on a cooker in any form or fashion.

Like most cooker designs they just work, if you have the time and funds to try a new idea I say go for it and let us know how it goes.

If you are on a budget then I suggest stay with what works. Wink



Thanks K.A.M.

That info is invaluable... See, I knew I was a novice and this would be the right place to go...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07 14 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't use galvanized metal at all. My dad always told me to not cut galvanized steel with a torch because it will give off poison gas. granted a cooker doesn't get that hot but I wouldn't take a chance.
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