Choochanator 5000 is done!!

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by isaac, Mar 5, 2015.





  1. Old hot water tank converted to a rf smoker. Dave was right on my door, i thought over sized air inlet would be better, i was wrong.

    now lets cook!!!!
     
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking build! Show us some smoke!

    POINTS!
     
  3. If I knew how to load a video I would!!! I love this thing works good, should have gone with bigger wheels though.
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on a very nice build..... I'm glad it works well for you.....

    Dave
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    In the reply box is an icon you can click on for loading a video.....
     
  6. You were spot on about the door Dave. I am running a 2.5" chimney and did the calculations for volume, I wonder would I benefit from swapping it out for a 3" chimney, oh guru of smoke.
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check the FB temperature.... It should be close the CC temp when running... Maybe 100 degrees higher if everything is drawing properly...

    Adding a second air inlet, across from the FB/CC opening, will reduce the FB "overtemp" problem IF the stack is large enough to accommodate the air flow...

    What was the recommended stack size from the calculation...
     
  8. Recomended with the 2.5 is 47" and with a 3" it was 32". I couldn't run the 3" with the old style door (top load) due to interference, but with that welded shut I could do a transition box and install 3". Just don't know if I will benefit much, fire box temp is good and the unit is very easy to regulate temps.
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would stay with it.... If you felt like doing a test in a year or so, change it to the 3" x 32 and see just what the difference is...

    Of course we would expect a thread describing the operational difference... Could help someone in the future...
     
  10. Isaac, that is a beautiful build. I love the wood you used for the counters. Lets see it put to use now!!!
     
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  11. I have to agree with Thomas, that wood adds a great touch. Very nice attention to details. It's the little things that set these builds over the top. Well done!
    Kyle
     
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  12. Well I did a few cooks with the 2.5" chimny and I had a hard time getting thin blue smoke, it seemed like the cc was backed up with smoke, so, me being the can't let something not be right I swapped out the 2.5"@ 49" for a beefy 3" @ 38" and wow what a diffrrence. Worked awesome nice smoke all day, I did pulled pork on Saturday.
     
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  14. Nice smoker, a couple of comments, I would put a vent higher up on you FB door across from the CC / FB opening  it will really help.  Also not trying to upset the apple cary git I would go with a 3.5 to 4 inch stack   You will be happier in the long run

    Gary
     
  15. Whats the advantage to a second air inlet across from the fb cc opening?
     
  16. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Better control of the smoker and they use less fuel...

    ....
     
  17. If my air inlet is 15in sq, what size should I be looking at for a secondary?
     
  18. And how high up should it be? Centred on the FB cc opening?
     
  19. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Like the FB picture on the right.... across from the FB/CC opening...
     

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