first freg build

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by porkbelly, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. porkbelly

    porkbelly Newbie

    hi, i have an old freg i'm trying to smoke with an i cut the bottom out to sit a deep stainless steel pan in..in that i am sitting a low pressure gas burner..altho i'm useing a high pressure gas valve...why? because thats all i have right now...if it makes a different i will get another 1 low pressure... there is a lower shelve/drawer to this freg...so after i drop the pan in its really in the lower unit..r outside the freg..underneith...my lord did any of that make sense? lol...sorry no pic... here lie's the problem...each time i lite the burner and close the door to the freg the flame goes out...sooooo i took the pan out and cut about 1 1/2" by 7" long slits in it on both sides thinking it needed air..but its still going out...pretty much the sec i close the door its out...there r no holes in the bottom of the pan just sides the burner is sitting on a brick i put in the pan..the burner has about 1" legs to it so its not sitting on the bricks...do i need holes in the bottom of the pan? do i need a low pressure valve?  need help please...

    ps. i was also known as porkbutt for a few days here i forgot my password...ty for the help  guys..sorry for the book
     
  2. porkbelly

    porkbelly Newbie

    hi, i sure could use some advise before i start cutting into my freg...ty again everyone
     
  3. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not sure on the regulator... do you have an exhaust vent and what size is it? If not you might not be getting any draft to pull in fresh air. I would think some holes in the bottom would help.  Also....

    Need Some Pics to be able to really help you out....if possible.[​IMG]

    SOB
     
  4. porkbelly

    porkbelly Newbie

    hi, yes i had a 4" pipe thru the roof but instad of going all the way thru i just drilled a lotta 1/4" holes that were inside the pipe that dropped down...i looked and half my holes were stopped up, so i cut the whole thing out so now its drawing much better...plus i found out that when i was opening r closeing the door the vacuume r air from opening/closeing was blowing the fire out...this may help someone else in the future who knows...but its working, now i need to get a needle valve to fine tune...but ty so much for ur help...i'll work on getting pic...tc
     
  5. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok now i remember the build.... you drilled the holes to make a grate over the hole. You could put a piece of expanded metal over the hole if you are worried about something getting in.  I have the same problem with my custom cabinet smoker blowing the burner out if I open or close the door too fast, when I have it dialed down low.  Be careful you are not making a propane bomb by blowing it out by accident, then checking it with some kind of spark near by.

    Had a close call my self once! [​IMG]

    SOB
     
  6. porkbelly

    porkbelly Newbie

    hi, i was thinking just to be on the safe side to always put a lit sterno can with the burner so if it does go out it will lite back from the sterno...any idea's on that? i don't like playing with fire and gas is twice as bad....ty again
     

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