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Unread 08-14-2013, 05:48 PM   #16
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the exhaust is a 5 or 6 inch.it does have a grate in the fire box.sounds like it may not have large enough vents.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #17
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the exhaust is a 5 or 6 inch.it does have a grate in the fire box.sounds like it may not have large enough vents.
Crack the door and see if that helps definitely don't get discouraged it can always be fixed being made of metal.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 06:28 PM   #18
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Maybe, what are you cooking with, wood (if yes, is it curred & dry), lump or charcoal? And how are you running the ventilation; I run my big RF stickburner with exhausts wide open and control the fire with the inlets.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 06:34 PM   #19
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I will try to open the exhaust and regulate it with the vent.my hickory is not completely cured.i use a little charcoal to start it and add lump as I go along.
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I dont know why I remember this, but I do

I cant remember what I had for dinner last night but I remember this issue.

same smoker, same problem

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=157905
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Unread 08-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #21
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I just purchased a new pit but im having trouble getting the temp up.i noticed the reverse flow plate is not welded all the way around.it is spot welded.will this affect the way it cooks.i have used it two times and have cooked some great ribs and pork.it is hard to get it up to 300 degrees.i don't cook that high but was wondering if it is normal for the plate to be this way.thanks
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Sounds like you have a issue with the air flow and drafting . You need to get the pit calculator and figure out what size your intake needs to be (you want to over size and add dampers) and also your exhaust stack needs to be properly sized with diameter and length to get the right draft. Also need to make sure you opening into the chamber where you reverse flow plate is big enough. If that opening is to small you are choking your draft and not letting the fire draft properly which will result in lower temperature. I built my own reverse flow smoker and I made sure I had a rack in my fire box and my intakes are located under the rack . Which air is forced through the fire to make it more efficient and burners hotter . below is a picture of the inside of my fire box . Hope this helps


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Unread 08-14-2013, 07:22 PM   #22
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the more experienced guys on here say its a exhaust problem.mine already has the 5 inch pipe.i will check the gauges first to see if they really are off.thanks bbq
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im not sure who is lying about who builds these pits.hbtwelding.com says they are the builders and custompits.com buys from them.maybe that is why other fellows have had a hard time with service after the sale.
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I would defiantly weld the reverse flow plate the entire length of the smoker. This will make the heat and smoke flow the entire length of the smoker. Here is the link to the pit calculator . http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html If you need more help just let me know .
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I used your calculator and these are undersized fire boxes by 1/3.
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Not sure about this....I went there with the intentions of buying a pit. They do actually have a shop and they do weld smokers there. They are pretty open about the manufacturing process.

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Ok I'm not a pit expert but I am very versed at wood. Make sure your wood is seasoned at least a year, dry stacked off the ground, and covered from weather. Unseasoned wood does not burn as hot or as efficient and wet wood puts off way to much smoke and not enough heat. Use splits about the size of a beer can. It also might help removing any thick bark on your splits. A bigger fire is necessarily better but a hot fire works wonders. Keep after it and you will figure out what works best.
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IDK about this, could be Custom Pits is subcontracting manufacture to HBT Welding?
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Not sure about this....I went there with the intentions of buying a pit. They do actually have a shop and they do weld smokers there. They are pretty open about the manufacturing process.
This is what I was afraid of when the issue came up before, but it seemed the mods to larger exhaust and better firebox ventilation got them working. I did look at the picsat bothe Custom Pits and HBT Welding and pretty juch all of their fireboxes look small to me. Hopefully one of them can comment our you might consider a PM to a couple of them.
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I used your calculator and these are undersized fire boxes by 1/3.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #29
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im not sure who is lying about who builds these pits.hbtwelding.com says they are the builders and custompits.com buys from them.maybe that is why other fellows have had a hard time with service after the sale.
Did you get this from the guys at www.custompits.com directly, or buy from someone else? I ask because I know Brad personally (and very well as they sponsor our cook team) and we have a pit from them. There were issues in the original design, but they were address in the re-design and what they're selling now has all the modifications that fixed the flow issues. This pit DOES NOT look like anything I have seen them build so I question who actually made this.

If you want to send me a private message I may be able to help you out because we have a pit from Custom Pits and if it did come from I may be able to give some advice to get it working right for you.
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[QUOTE=dwfisk;2589254]IDK about this, could be Custom Pits is subcontracting manufacture to HBT Welding?

I can GUARANTEE they do their own welding as I have been in their shop and seen their guys working. They are very open about their process; they even have a camera that you can stand in their sales room and watch the work in the shop...
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