250 gallon tank questions

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by bryon, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. bryon

    bryon Fire Starter

    I am getting everything together to start (finish) my build and have questions. Is a 2' X 2' X 2" firebox ok for a 250 gallon tank? What size stack , length and diameter would be good? I have a 3" id pipe that is 5' long. I will be posting pics as soon as I can. Thanks
  2. bryon

    bryon Fire Starter

    Also which high temp paint should I use? I do not want to paint it black. I am looking at Stove Bright but I would rather be able to buy it local. What about hight temp engine paint.
  3. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Bryon,

    If you'll look in the "building" forum, you should find a smoker calculator to help with your questions. Just do a quick search on the forum. Maybe BBQ Engineer or one of the others familiar with the equations will check in later.

    As far as paint, you could go to a place like Sherwin Williams and they could provide a high heat coating in whatever color you'd like to try. Some go the powder coating route--maybe one of them will post as well.

    Good Luck.
  4. you know I have been looking for this calculator for about 3 weeks and I can't find it still [​IMG]

  5. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    Here's the link:


    Maybe one of the admins can make it a sticky on the "Build" or "Wood Smoker" forum.
  6. thanks for the link. now I can strart looking for some steel.

  7. bryon

    bryon Fire Starter

    Thanks Dirt Guy. I knew I had seen it but could not find it. Now the build can officially start, I will be picking up the metal tom after work. The trailer is ready and the tank is cleaned and ready.

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