Smoker build

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by nick344, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. nick344

    nick344 Newbie

    Ok fellas I am finally in gear to build my smoker. I am planing on a reverse flow smoker. Take a look at my calculation and see if they seem correct. I have a 100 gal propane tank and got the diameter of the tank by using the formula d= circumference/3.14. Let me know if something needs corrected.

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  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

  3. nick344

    nick344 Newbie

    Honestly I have no reason. I have had the calculator saved on my computer and did not look at it before i did my measuring. I will look at it using the volume part of the calculator.
     
  4. nick344

    nick344 Newbie

    The calculation are very different.  Thanks solaryellow for the input in using volume .
     
  5. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter

    I might have wished I would have used some type of calculations on mine. If I can help you in ant way i'm not that far away. PM me and I will give yo my number if you need it.
     
  6. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead


    Sure. Can't wait to see what's next. :eek:)
     
  7. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter

    Well I punched in my numbers, My fire box is 4000 cubic inches too small, hole from firebox to cooking chamber too small.
     
  8. nick344

    nick344 Newbie


    Thanks. Same for you. My problem is staying "motivated". I have had my tank for close to a 8 months and just now getting around to using it. I found some plate at a scrap yard in decatur it is a bigger piece then i need but  i am still thinking about picking it up,
     
  9. jgharbin

    jgharbin Fire Starter

    I may be interested in what you dont need if the price is right. Im always building something.
     
  10. blazer

    blazer Newbie

    I think i know what the problem is,  your tank is a 100 pound tank not a 100 gallon. You are correct by using dimensions instead of gallons.
     
  11. nick344

    nick344 Newbie

    After doing some research i think you are correct. The guy that gave it t me said it was a 100 gallon so i took his word. it was free so i will make due
     
  12. flareside92

    flareside92 Smoke Blower

    That makes me think I should take another look at mine to figure out why the firebox is so big. One thing about having a working project, it can always be tweaked but better to get it is close as you can without having to re-invent the wheel.
     
  13. blazer

    blazer Newbie

    Yea i think a hundred pounder is arourd 28 gallon.
     

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