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Old 07-18-2010, 07:34 PM   #43
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How to you get fuel into the firebox? I'd get the fire going and have something to keep that door cracked open to get more air into the fire. Same with the door on the far end of the cooking chambers. You need allot of aire to go through two drums vertically rather than a UDS, which flows verticle. I built a double barrel pit and had to add a second pipe between the barrels to get good air/heat flow. Look at the size of the opening between the firebox and the cooking barrels. In a Brikman Smoke-n-Pit Pro, which is a pit somewhat like yours, the opening is about 10"x12", if not larger. Bottom line, airflow. On a horizontal offset you shouldn't be controlling airflow with ball valves.

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