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New Pit Calculator

Postby alleyrat58 » October 15th, 2017, 3:13 pm

So, hanging out with Frank for a couple of days has a bad habit of getting me motivated to do something. I've been meaning to rewrite the pit calculator into something a little more modern and mobile friendly, so I started doing that. It is not functional yet, but you can see how it is starting to work here: http://pitcalc.twssbbq.com

What other features would be nice? Keep in mind, I am not a miracle worker. :help:


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Re: New Pit Calculator

Postby Big T » October 15th, 2017, 8:08 pm

I think it needs to be as simple as possible to help out the new guys. I know that there's another pit calculator that a lot of guys use because it has an explanation of what each term that you are inputting means. Pete Mazz has several great calculators and even a terminology page but I don't think the guys that are searching the web really spend the time to locate of all the great information that the site has to offer. It seems like one of the main first questions on the forum is how big the BP gap needs to be and I know that it isn't a set number but maybe there could be a note on the pit calculator that says it's 75%-100% of the recommended throat size. I'm sure others have some great ideas also but these are a few that comes to my mind.


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Re: New Pit Calculator

Postby alleyrat58 » October 15th, 2017, 8:16 pm

Thanks Big T, good feedback!

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Re: New Pit Calculator

Postby Squiggle » October 16th, 2017, 12:38 am

Maybe have some info on what a shadow plate is & how far it extends under the BP, & some info on the height the bottom shelf is above the BP. They seem to be the next two questions.


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Re: New Pit Calculator

Postby The Czar » October 16th, 2017, 9:32 pm

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Re: New Pit Calculator

Postby Pete Mazz » October 17th, 2017, 4:13 am

Nice! It definitely needs to be able to save the info in some sort of file that can be posted.


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Re: New Pit Calculator

Postby alleyrat58 » November 17th, 2017, 9:18 am

It has been a heck of a couple of weeks. I got stranded in western PA when the truck I was driving broke down and I nearly froze to death. Then I ended up in the hospital when my throat swelled up and tried to choke me to death.

So all in all, havent had a lot of time to focus on this. I am hoping to get back to it this weekend.

Good feedback!

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Re: RE: New Pit Calculator

Postby Gary_G » November 17th, 2017, 1:23 pm

alleyrat58 wrote:So, hanging out with Frank for a couple of days has a bad habit of getting me motivated to do something. I've been meaning to rewrite the pit calculator into something a little more modern and mobile friendly, so I started doing that. It is not functional yet, but you can see how it is starting to work here: http://pitcalc.twssbbq.com

What other features would be nice? Keep in mind, I am not a miracle worker. :help:
Nice going on the web stuff. Come hang out with me.... or I need to come hang out with you to learn a few new tricks to run a smoker using my phone !

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Re: RE: Re: RE: New Pit Calculator

Postby alleyrat58 » November 17th, 2017, 1:25 pm

Gary_G wrote:
alleyrat58 wrote:So, hanging out with Frank for a couple of days has a bad habit of getting me motivated to do something. I've been meaning to rewrite the pit calculator into something a little more modern and mobile friendly, so I started doing that. It is not functional yet, but you can see how it is starting to work here: http://pitcalc.twssbbq.com

What other features would be nice? Keep in mind, I am not a miracle worker. :help:
Nice going on the web stuff. Come hang out with me.... or I need to come hang out with you to learn a few new tricks to run a smoker using my phone !

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We should def connect Gary G, I'll PM you my email address. I'm in Omaha NE whereabouts are you located?

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Re: New Pit Calculator

Postby Rodcrafter » November 17th, 2017, 3:41 pm

Hey AR,

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: New Pit Calculator

Postby Gary_G » November 17th, 2017, 3:52 pm

alleyrat58 wrote:
Gary_G wrote:
alleyrat58 wrote:So, hanging out with Frank for a couple of days has a bad habit of getting me motivated to do something. I've been meaning to rewrite the pit calculator into something a little more modern and mobile friendly, so I started doing that. It is not functional yet, but you can see how it is starting to work here: http://pitcalc.twssbbq.com

What other features would be nice? Keep in mind, I am not a miracle worker. :help:
Nice going on the web stuff. Come hang out with me.... or I need to come hang out with you to learn a few new tricks to run a smoker using my phone !

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We should def connect Gary G, I'll PM you my email address. I'm in Omaha NE whereabouts are you located?

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Alabama.... just a few milliseconds away on the internet superhighway

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