General Guidelines for Determining Smoke Stack Diameter Size:
- 8″ Stack Pipe – Good size for conventional 2′ wide evaporators
- 10″ Stack Pipe – Good for use with Smoky Lake’s 2′ wide, high output pan sets OR with a conventional 3′ wide evaporator
- 12″ Stack Pipe – Good for use with 3′ or wider evaporator.
Calculating Total Height:
Each time you join two sections together, keep in mind that you will loose 2″ of total height because of the way the sections inter-lock together. For example, after joining two 2-foot sections, the total height ends up being 3’10” (4 feet – 2 inches).
Removing the Protective Vinyl From the Stack Pipe:
If your stainless stack pipe is shipped with a protective vinyl and/or a caution sticker on it, you MUST remove them BEFORE use. Failing to do so will result in the vinyl/sticker charring to the stainless steel, resulting in a loss of the metal’s inherent beauty.
It is easiest to remove the protective vinyl in a warm room. It will not peel off as easily in very cold temperatures.