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calculator help

Post by dportz87 » April 13th, 2017, 1:57 pm

We are building a smoker that is rectangle, 60 inches long, 48 inches tall and 48 inches wide, I am trying to figure out the fire box size, throat opening, and chimney size and length. Thanks for the help.


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 13th, 2017, 4:26 pm

Have you typed into the fields of the calculator the dimensions of your smoker design?

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Post by Squiggle » April 13th, 2017, 5:32 pm

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Post by dportz87 » April 14th, 2017, 8:34 am

yes, it gave me the size of the c.c. 138,240.00 in³ and fire box size of 46,080.00 in³. when i try and figure out the size of the f.b it is huge, when I put the dimensions of the fire box I only get 30% to 40% size differential, to get the 104% to 110% the f.b. will have to be as big as the c.c. if i under stand the calc. right, I know I didn't do some thing right. Thanks


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Post by Big T » April 14th, 2017, 8:27 pm

It will require a huge FB because it's a huge CC. If you go by the pit calculator your FB is 48'' wide, 32'' tall and 32'' deep it'll give you 106% with a throat of 394 square inches, an 8'' stack would be 49'' tall and the FB intakes would require 148 square inches.


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Post by dportz87 » April 15th, 2017, 8:01 am

Thanks for the help, I did do the calc right. I thought I wasn't doing something right. Thanks again for all the help.



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Post by Big T » April 15th, 2017, 8:34 am

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Post by Rodcrafter » April 17th, 2017, 5:06 pm

You can just imagine it requires about 1/3 the size of the CC


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