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connecting round FB to dome end of propane tank

 
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Chef Folett
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26 17 11:24 pm    Post subject: connecting round FB to dome end of propane tank Reply with quote

I have a 30 inch diameter propane tank with the dome ends in tact.
I want to attach a 30 inch round firebox to the dome.
let's say my cook grate is half way down at 15 inch.
my tuning places are 5 inch below that.
the top of the fire box starts there and P insert it 10 inches into the dome but I don't leave the pipe in tack. instead i cut it to fit the outside of the dome.

My question: Is the area inside the dome where the pipe was considered part of the firebox volume or now part of the cook chamber?

when you indent the pipe into the dome end do you leave the pipe in tact and insert it into the dome or shape it so that the pipe ends where it meets the dome?

sorry I have no pic to show what I mean.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27 17 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never get that critical. If the calculator say's the two work I mount them because in my opinion the area you're speaking of is not that large.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27 17 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks K.A.M. I am starting another build. this time on a 250 gal tank and what to make sure I don't have any draft issues this time.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28 17 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chef Folett wrote:
Ok thanks K.A.M. I am starting another build. this time on a 250 gal tank and what to make sure I don't have any draft issues this time.

Don't forget to gap those plates. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 06 18 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m.,
I have noticed you have mentioned that you like to start your fire box 1 inch above your tuning places. My question is why not put the top of the fire box in line with the tuning plates?
if it is above the tuning plates would that cause hot air to get trapped at the top of the firebox?

I am just trying to understand how this works?
I have a round firebox and was going to place it where the top of the Firebox was in line with the tuning plates.

Thanks for all your help.
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