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Originally Posted by ewetho View Post

Well guys after seasoning and first smoke under my belt I attempted a pair of fatties today only to have my unit fail. Light on NO HEAT!!!  Lights flickered about two hours into use. 

 

Second smoke and unit DOWN!!!   

 

 

Booooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Man that SUCKS. what ever you do don't tell them you were running the unit on a light cord. It may void your warranty. reason is light cords = low voltage making your unit draw more amps. Without going into great detail this is all due to OHM's law (P = I X E) where P is watts I is amps and E is voltage

Do yourself a favor and get a heavy cord. this may help you decide what gage cord, you need. If your unit only states watts (take the watts and / by the voltage) example 1200 watts/ 120 volts = 10 amps. Keep your voltage drop to around 3% max.

http://www.christmas-onthe-hill.com/extension-cord-chart.pdf

 

 

 
post #42 of 50
Thread Starter 

Unit has been on a 40 AMP 12 Gauge extension cord so that is heavier than the house. Not an issue. But understand.

 

Finished off the fatties in the oven so here is the pics....

 

1st Fatties.jpg1st Fatties cut open.jpg

 

They were JD Sausage with Cheddar cheese and Bacon wrap smoked two hours with Maple Wood.

 

Bright side is the family and daughter boyfriend loved it but I am currently out of smoke....

post #43 of 50


 

 

When I read this at first I wanted to say good deal, then when I finished reading your thread I am hoping customer services will come through for ya.

 

However, if I remember correctly, way back when I was in High School the higher the elevation the lower the boiling point, for your water to boil at 250° you would have to have changed the pressure on the surface of the water and that kind of pressure would occur naturally deep under water.  biggrin.gif

 

 

I concur with the others , you need some accurate thermometers, ...I'm at 500' and my water boils at 211°.

 

I hope that helps and I hope you are back to smoking soon, ...waiting for the Q-view.

 

Gene

 

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Originally Posted by ewetho View Post

It is an MES30 Model 2007011 featuring two shelves and a 1800 Watt element. Should be fun.

 

Oh and according to the thermometer, the water boils in my house (at an of elevation approximately 500 ft) at a grand 250 degrees! Yeah!

 

This is the one that was at Gander Mountain for ~$100. My first Smoker. Yet to be seasoned and cook but Christmas is coming soon enough.

 

 


 

 

 

post #44 of 50
Thread Starter 

Now wondering if I should have gotten propane version.

 

I got my auto-reply for my email so I know they Know!

post #45 of 50

"Unit has been on a 40 AMP 12 Gauge extension cord so that is heavier than the house. Not an issue. But understand." 

You are good to go using a # 12 cord. I assume the 40 amp is a typo. Unless I miss my guess your outlets in your house are wired with #12 wire on a 20 amp breaker most are.Yours could be #14 on a 15 amp breaker but around here very few do that.

 

 

Sure hope ya get customer service to fix ya up quick.

 

BTW fattys look good even though you finishe in the oven.

post #46 of 50
Thread Starter 

No typo the actual cord is rated at 40 Amps. and is at least 12 Gauge wire if not 10. It easily exceeds the house.

post #47 of 50

A ten is 30amp 12 is good for 20 amps.

post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by michael ark View Post

A ten is 30amp 12 is good for 20 amps.



yeahthat.gif if that cord is rated at 40 amps it must be a #8 cord.

post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 

It is LARGE..

 

Well they want the controller back for QC but looks like 3-5 weeks for parts to arrive as it is a new unit and NO supply yet....

post #50 of 50

Congrats

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