Originally Posted by Randbo
Looks really nice so far. I see the holes in the back for the smoke to exhaust up the smoke stack. I understand how the stoker hooks up to the pipe nipple on the side also. Maybe a stupid question but how dose the heat from the firebox get into the main chamber? I don't see any openings for that?
It comes up through the walls. Each wall has 3 layers to it. You have the metal that makes the inside of the smoking cabinet, then a 1" air gap, another piece of sheet metal, 1" of insulation, then the outer skin. The inner metal stops a couple inches short of the top so the smoke/heat travels up the walls, comes out the top, has to drop down to the holes in the bottom, up and out.