New reverse flow

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by bdekle, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Hello all! Long time lurker here first time poster. I've recently acquire a 63" piece of 1/2 thick 30" diameter steel pipe. I plan on making a reverse flow smoker out of the pipe. Using feldons calculator, we came up with a cool chamber of 44" and a firebox chamber of 19". I know from reading here, some folks are against round fireboxes but for the money, it makes sense for me. Please critique my ideas and provide dimensions for the reverse flow plate inside, the opening on the opposite end and the deminsions for the fire box to chamber opening and the length and width of the chimney. Ty in advance, Brandon.
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  3. Okay, pardon my ignorance but why is square better than round. I have priced quarter inch and three eights inch thick steel and there's no way that I could afford half-inch steel for the firebox. And frankly, I do not want a smoker that is in the neighborhood of 7 foot long.
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK.... sorry I butted in...
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You will need a 10" high football opening and the RF plate needs to be 10" above the bottom of the CC. and 27.75" wide and be 6" from the end of the CC for the return air/smoke/heat flow...


     
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  6. No no no. Not arguing. I just definitely don't want one that big. If square is that much better, I'll just have to wait a little longer for it to be built.
    A good friend is doing for free I just need to buy the metal.
     
  7. And I tried using your calculator but couldn't make any of
    The links in that thread work...
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  9. Ok I should have said I can't make the calculator work..
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    ???? the circle calculator ???? did you click on the bullet: When you open the "Circle Calculator" link, Click on the "bullet" to the left of Radius & Segment Height ED....
     
  11. I meant the spread sheet calculator you said was improved upon to feldons.
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have to run the numbers through an electronic calculator....    Your phone should have one....       manually calculate the numbers...
     

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