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smokerboy
02-09-2009, 06:36 PM
I have a 24 " by 20" 1/4" thick fire box i had built that i want to connect to a fuel oil drum to make a stickburner. I would like some info on how low the firebox opening should be from the rack in the fuel oil drum:sign0092:

Jake
02-09-2009, 07:56 PM
you got me but i bet someone here knows, i plan a build of my own at some point so its info i would like to know too:thumbs up:

jerry516planes
02-09-2009, 10:56 PM
I assume that you are talking about a heating fuel drum that is about 250 gallons.

My first question is are you going to lay it flat or stand it up right.

I suggest that you see http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20871

to calculate the critical openings and chimney.

I have not built one of these, but my quess would be at least 5" below the cooking grate. By sure to extend the chimney into the cooking chamber at least even with the cooking grate.

smokerboy
02-10-2009, 12:02 PM
The fuel oil drum would stand upright i think i would bolt the firebox to it instead of welding it.i could not get on your site you told me to calculate the openings mite have wait next time my boy gets back from michigan state.smokerboy

JamesB
02-10-2009, 02:12 PM
Maybe one of these links will work for ya...

http://tinyurl.com/bzeme5

http://webpages.charter.net/tomchism/BBQ%20Smoker%20files/BBQ%20Smoker%20files/BBQ%20Ratio%20Calculator.htm

jerry516planes
02-10-2009, 10:32 PM
I think this thread is going the direction you are looking at.

http://www.phpbbserver.com/smokinjim/viewtopic.php?t=2621&mforum=smokinjim

These quys are builders!!

Good luck!!

peculiarmike
02-11-2009, 12:07 PM
If you are adventurous and don't mind spending $15.75 here is a link to a CD, Build Your Own BBQ Smokers, that will tell you just about anything you need to know about building a smoker -

http://bbq-meat-smokers.com/BBQ-Smokers/Build-Your-Own-Smoker

I highly recommend it. And I have no connection to the site other than I do own the CD. Lotta good info. for little money.
And you get a BUNCH of recipes with it.

jerry516planes
02-11-2009, 11:32 PM
If you are adventurous and don't mind spending $15.75 here is a link to a CD, Build Your Own BBQ Smokers, that will tell you just about anything you need to know about building a smoker -

http://bbq-meat-smokers.com/BBQ-Smokers/Build-Your-Own-Smoker

I highly recommend it. And I have no connection to the site other than I do own the CD. Lotta good info. for little money.
And you get a BUNCH of recipes with it.

I also own this one and it is very good!! In fact I have used much of the information for my build shown on this website.

jerry516planes
02-14-2009, 08:21 AM
Smokerboy

How is your project planning coming?

smokerboy
02-14-2009, 12:07 PM
well i"m getting on paypal so i can get the dvd you told me about and which i thank you for.just waiting for the snow to take a hike. i might put a ad in the local paper for a steel propane tank or a steel tank with flat ends like a farm gas tank like you see on the farms for refueling. I'm just kiking it around.Tanks schould be able to find lots of farms in grant and newaygo area time will tail. but will let you know what is happening:sign0092: