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post #21 of 24

I just completed mine.

 

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Make sure the mailbox is lower than the piping going into the smoker. Open your vent all the way open.Once a vacuum starts and the smoke gets rolling it will continue on. I dont microwave my pellets anymore. I put them on a cookie sheet and in the oven on 170 for about 1/2 hr or so while the smoker is warming up. They light well and burn the full time this way,

 

I added a row of 3/8" holes on each side of my mailbox. I also put the exit on the rear part as high up as I could get.

 

When I first start the process the smoke seeps out the holes and cracks in the ducks. But once that vacuum takes hold she goes real good and smokey. No more stuff dripping putting the smoke out. No more worrying about the moisture in the smoker slowing the pellet burn or putting it out. Indirect heat for smoking cheese.

post #22 of 24

Something to look at is the air intake hole, from what I have read on multiple smoke house builds, this should be lower than the smoker. with the fuel source lower than the intake, all the smoke will eventually snuff out the flame (or in this case the embers) due to the lack of oxygen being replaced with smoke. Ans as others have also mentioned, try to get a draft going with the smoke into the MES 40 by having the smoker lower than the intake of the MES 40.

 

Just my 2cents.

post #23 of 24
"with the fuel source lower than the intake, all the smoke will eventually snuff out the flame (or in this case the embers) due to the lack of oxygen being replaced with smoke."

Can you clarify what you mean by that, please? I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by id2nv2nj2ca View Post

"with the fuel source lower than the intake, all the smoke will eventually snuff out the flame (or in this case the embers) due to the lack of oxygen being replaced with smoke."

Can you clarify what you mean by that, please? I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.

id, morning......    If you have a smoldering bunch of coals with the only air inlet ABOVE the coals, the incoming air is mixing with air that lacks oxygen because it has been used up by the smoldering coals.... thus reducing the available oxygen to refuel the coals to continue to burn....  

If the incoming air is BELOW the smoldering coals, the coals will have a continuous FRESH air supply.... thus they will burn consistently.....

 

Hope that makes sense.....   Dave

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