Well the storm pushed through pretty quick so I got to work. Put some legs on my element base then cut the Durock and now it looks like this:
Then I set the PID to 170* for 5 1/2 hours just so it wouldn't start ramping. It was 80* when I turned it on and in 5 minutes it was up to 120*, in 13 minutes it hit 130*. Then it slowed down but it got to 150* in 45 minutes, then I thought it was going to stall there but it slowly pushed through and at 98 minutes it hit 170*!!! Whoo Hoo!!! I can live with that since with sausage I will be increasing temps slowly anyway!
The top number is the set time and bottom number is how long it has ran:
At 170* I opened the door to move a probe and it dropped to about 130* but within about 10 minutes it recovered back to 170*!
I reset the PID to 190* just to see if it will make it, it's at 176* right now about 15 minutes after I opened the door.
Thank You very much for your help DS!!! And everyone elses input has been Greatly Appreciated!!!! I could never have done this without the Great people here at SMF!!!
Oh I also ran another row of pellets and even with the bottom vents closed they burned perfectly and was puffing TBS out the top vents!