NorCal 320gal "Stick Burner"

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NorCal 320gal "Stick Burner"

Postby Jahbass » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:03 pm

In the tuning phase now, could use some help with the deflector plate and tuning plates,etc. .
1.How far away from meat is the ideal distance to the tuning plates ?
2.Firebox is too small,( it's an old fireplace insert a pick up for 100 bucks )can I make it up with a taller stack ?
3.SB is insulated with fire bricks should I take them out for more volume in my firebox ?
4.It heat pretty good it's up to 85 on the firebox in 240 on the stack even without anything mods yet.
Fb 22"Lx34"Wx24"H, Stack 6"x6'
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Re: NorCal 320gal "Stick Burner"

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:32 pm

Jahbass wrote:In the tuning phase now, could use some help with the deflector plate and tuning plates,etc. .
1.How far away from meat is the ideal distance to the tuning plates ?
I prefer 6" between my plates and the top of my grates.

2.Firebox is too small,( it's an old fireplace insert a pick up for 100 bucks )can I make it up with a taller stack ?
Taller exhausts sometimes lead to stalled smoked creating stale smoke in the chamber. If you are using 6" x 6"
square tubing your exhaust need only be 25" tall if you followed the pit calculator with your fb to cc opening. If you used 6"
round pipe you only need 31"


3.SB is insulated with fire bricks should I take them out for more volume in my firebox ?
I would remove the firebrick.

4.It heat pretty good it's up to 85 on the firebox in 240 on the stack even without anything mods yet.
Fb 22"Lx34"Wx24"H, Stack 6"x6'
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Re: NorCal 320gal "Stick Burner"

Postby Jahbass » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:04 pm

Thanks so much outlaw,my stack is 6"x6'
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Re: NorCal 320gal "Stick Burner"

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:33 am

You can do some serious trimming then. :D
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Re: NorCal 320gal "Stick Burner"

Postby Jahbass » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:27 am

[quote="Jahbass"]In the tuning phase now, could use some help with the deflector plate and tuning plates,etc. .
1. How far away from meat is the ideal distance to the tuning plates ?
2. Firebox is too small,( it's an old fireplace insert a pick up for 100 bucks )can I make it up with a taller stack ?
3. FB is insulated with fire bricks should I take them out for more volume in my firebox ?
4. It heat pretty good it's up to 285 on the firebox end and 240 on the stack side even without anything mods yet.

Fb 22"Lx34"Wx24"H, Stack 6"x6'

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