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post #21 of 23
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I have a gen 1.

When I place it there it ignites. I assume pellets but have yet to try others. Only other time i had different pellets was what came with the APNS but I had no temp probe and was bowling so IDK if it flared up.  I plan to try new pellets when I can afford to buy some.

 

Get a piece of aluminum or steel about the length of the AMNPS, and higher than your chip burner (when standing on the bars), and stand it up on the support bars, between the AMNPS and the Chip burner assembly.

 

See if that protects it from the heat from the heating element. I'm pretty sure that's what's been happening.

 

Nobody should have to put the AMNPS up above their meat.

 

Let me know how that works.

 

 

Bear

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Get a piece of aluminum or steel about the length of the AMNPS, and higher than your chip burner (when standing on the bars), and stand it up on the support bars, between the AMNPS and the Chip burner assembly.

 

See if that protects it from the heat from the heating element. I'm pretty sure that's what's been happening.

 

Nobody should have to put the AMNPS up above their meat.

 

Let me know how that works.

 

 

Bear


I recall having it on the bottom rack with a tent to protect it from juice and it all lit up so IDK if that will fix it. Maybe need some phenolic spacers or something to prevent conduction heat in AMNPS.

 

Last weekend when I checked temp at 2am or something it was 3xxF and was actually on fire. Had I not been freeking out I would have snapped a pic. If I had not been awake to extinguish IDK...sort of scary but I imagine the MES would have not lit on fire and cause my house to burn down as it is on front porch only place out of rain.  I am thinking it all ignited like pics and then juice dripped in causing fire.

 

Plan was to test with no meat and that is what I need to do.  As I said I felt like it was due to pellets igniting sort of like they have lower octane then they should and ignite at a lower temp.  I will do some tests and post results.

post #23 of 23
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I recall having it on the bottom rack with a tent to protect it from juice and it all lit up so IDK if that will fix it. Maybe need some phenolic spacers or something to prevent conduction heat in AMNPS.

 

Try that metal separator & let me know what happens. Also don't allow your tent to be too close above the AMNPS, or allow it to hold the heat down on the AMNPS. That will also cause it to flare up. If there's still a problem, I would definitely get some pellets from Todd.

 

 

Bear

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