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Old 11-14-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
gharriger
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Join Date: 11-14-11
Location: eugene, oregon
Default How thick?

I'm preparing to build my first offset pit and would like some advice on how thick of plate I should use. I live in Oregon so it is cold and rainy fo a lot of the year. I am planning on taking a sheet of 3/8" plate in to a shop and having it rolled...Thoughts? Tips? Advice? Pit will be about 22" dia. X 48" long. I plan to build a baffle coming down from the top of the cook chamber -firebox opening at a 45 degree angle then flatten out and extend about 6 inches into the pit . I will add some rails to set tuning plates on out beyond that permanent 6" piece. How far off the bottom should I mount the tuning plats? How thick should the plates be? Do I need andy kind of an adjustable damper on the opening between the firebox and cook chamber or is the 45 degree heat deflector sufficient? Thanks guys, I'm brand new to this so sorry for the really basic questions.
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