Exhaust for warmer conversion

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Exhaust for warmer conversion

Post by Carolina gamecock » September 3rd, 2013, 7:41 am

Hello people!! I have a gutted electric warmer my dad got for me and said I could have it if I wanted. I got pretty much everything figured out except for exhaust size. How does one go about sizing one up? I guess the pit calculators are mainly for horizontal smokers not verticals. Here's a pic of what I got. Image


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Re: Exhaust for warmer conversion

Post by Gizmo » September 3rd, 2013, 7:48 am

Since verticals are themselves a stack and you're going to want a flu damper anyway - I would just put a short peice of 4" pipe on for a stack and a good stack cutoff plate to control the opening completely down to zero - you should be good. :D


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Post by Carolina gamecock » September 3rd, 2013, 9:09 am

Thanks! This will defiantly hold more than my UDS does.


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Post by Carolina gamecock » September 17th, 2013, 7:17 am

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Here's the firebox I made to slide into the bottom. The size is 18 x 30 x 17. The top of the box (not shown) has a 7 x 7 opening with a diverted plate 3" above the opening. I was thinking 2" for an intake. Does that sound about right?


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Post by The Czar » September 17th, 2013, 7:27 am

:points: ......Might be pretty close.... :wrestlinchair:


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Re: Exhaust for warmer conversion

Post by Rodcrafter » September 17th, 2013, 1:41 pm

Are you going to put a basket in it and work it like an UDS or ????


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Post by Carolina gamecock » September 17th, 2013, 6:02 pm

Planning on a basket about three inches above bottom made from expanded metal. Mainly burn charcoal and wood chunks.


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Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » September 17th, 2013, 7:07 pm

Looks like it will work


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Re: Exhaust for warmer conversion

Post by Rodcrafter » September 18th, 2013, 6:52 am

:beer:


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