Thread: How thick?
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:21 PM   #9
gharriger
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Join Date: 11-14-11
Location: eugene, oregon
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Thanks for all the good advice guys, I was wondering if 3/8 was to thick but I thought given the cold and wet climate that I live in, the extra mass would help retain good, even heat for long cooks. I am still on the fence about building it reverse flow or sliding plates and a baffle, sounds like both styles have their ups and downs. What is the benefit of an insulated firebox...other than less wood comsumption? I have no shortage of firewood (mostly alder and a steady supply of mesquite and hickory) so I don't care about using a little extra. I think I'm gonna make the pit 4' wide and about 26" diameter so I can get a full sheet of plate rolled with minimal cutting. Thanks again guys, some great advice on here!
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