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Online Calculators

Postby Pete Mazz » March 11th, 2015, 8:43 am

To go along with the calcs I was asked to make a walkthru video of their use. Here's my lame attempt!



In case you haven't already found it: Pit Calculator


Note: All input should be inside dimensions.


Cylindrical Tank Volume Calculator:
Use this calculator to determine your cylindrical tank volume in cubic inches and gallons even if one or both ends are rounded. Especially useful if you've cut the tank in length. If you've got a flat end just leave it blank or enter 0.

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Square Door Tank Volume Calculator:
Use this calculator to determine tank volume if you've modified it for square doors.

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Oval Tank Volume Calculator:
Find the volume of oval tanks in cubic inches and gallons.

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Throat Calculator for Cylindrical Tank:
Use this calculator to lay out the throat cut-out when using a cylindrical-shaped cook chamber/tank and box-shaped firebox. Enter your cook chambers inside diameter and the Recommended Throat Size from the Pit Calculator. You can add a grease dam now as well.

Cylindrical-Tank-Throat.jpg



Trapezoid-shaped Throat Calculator:
Use this calculator to lay out a trapezoid-shaped throat opening based on the Recommended Throat Size from the Pit Calculator and your tanks diameter.

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Throat Calculator for Overlapping Cylindrical Tanks:
Use this calculator to determine the throat cut-out width and height when using two cylindrical tanks of the same or different diameter. The cut-out width will always be the same length for both tanks. Enter the tank's diameter and the throat area from the Pit Calculator.

Overlapping-Tanks-Throat.jpg



Circular Intake/Exhaust Calculator:
Use this calculator to determine intake/exhaust area when a circular cover is pivoted over a round opening. The Opening Distance is measured at the widest point.

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Butterfly Damper Calculator:
Use this calculator to determine opening area of butterfly dampers.


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Baffle Plate Gap Calculator:
Use this calc to determine your baffle plate gap when using a tank with a bell end.


Baffle Plate Gap 1.jpg



Square Stack Calculator:
Use this calculator to determine the equivalent length of a square or rectangular stack. The Pit Calculator only calculates the length of a round stack and this will let you convert that to the length that a non-round stack should be.
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Postby Puff » March 29th, 2015, 3:43 pm

Nice work Pete....working fine.


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Postby Smurf » March 29th, 2015, 5:44 pm

Thanks Pete they will come in handy. :beer:



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Postby Big T » April 2nd, 2015, 8:42 pm

:yth:


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Postby Rodcrafter » May 23rd, 2015, 9:41 pm

You go Pete.


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Postby Pennywise » May 26th, 2015, 7:40 am

I dub thee....Data.



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Postby Pete Mazz » May 26th, 2015, 2:07 pm

=))


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Postby Rodcrafter » June 5th, 2015, 1:52 pm

Pete
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Postby Frank_Cox » June 21st, 2015, 3:29 pm

So Listen....
I made ya a sticky Pete! Nice job!!! :beer:



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Postby Pete Mazz » June 21st, 2015, 4:22 pm

Oooo! I'm stickied! :beer:


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I'd go take a shower now...sticky?


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Postby Pete Mazz » June 22nd, 2015, 4:45 am

Puff wrote:I'd go take a shower now...sticky?


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Postby The Czar » June 22nd, 2015, 6:35 am

Pete your so awesome it hurts my brain


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Re: Online Calculators

Postby Pete Mazz » January 1st, 2016, 8:39 am

Updated a couple of the throat calcs to account for smaller firebox widths.


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Postby Rodcrafter » January 1st, 2016, 9:49 am

Keep up the good work!!!!


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Re: Online Calculators

Postby Pete Mazz » January 2nd, 2016, 11:17 am

All the throat calcs are on a single page now. I also added the ability to add a grease dam to the overlapping tanks calc.


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Postby Rodcrafter » January 2nd, 2016, 4:48 pm

You are the calc guy Pete!


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Postby forty_creek » January 2nd, 2016, 6:23 pm

Strong Work Pete! Over Achiever!!! :)


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Postby Pete Mazz » January 2nd, 2016, 6:31 pm

It's my New Years resolution... :jocomp:


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Re: Online Calculators

Postby mp4 » February 21st, 2016, 9:48 am

Sweet!



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Re: Online Calculators

Postby Pete Mazz » March 19th, 2016, 6:54 am

Added a YouTube walkthru of the various calcs.


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Postby Rodcrafter » March 19th, 2016, 7:36 am

Yeah very nice!


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Re: Online Calculators

Postby Pete Mazz » September 30th, 2016, 3:43 am



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Re: Online Calculators

Postby Pete Mazz » October 26th, 2016, 4:12 am

Added the Rectangular vs Round Stack Volume Calculator.


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