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post #21 of 33
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DaveOmak nailed it. It needed the chimney effect. I'll post pics once my desktop computer is back together. It works too good now😊
post #22 of 33
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Oh yeah...thanks a ton Dave! I was getting stressed.
post #23 of 33
Good news..... Glad it worked.... Stuff not working can be a real headache, especially when every one else, their stuff works.... Makes you want to... 102.gif ..... and .... head-wall.gif ...
post #24 of 33
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I don't know what the deal is, it worked fine for 2 cooks then started doing the same thing. I'm assuming the cold here in Michigan has something to do with it.

 

I actually started putting my pellets in my food dehydrator for 2 hours before smoking and they have been burning great and burning all the way till rack is empty.

 

I don't know, it works great now (6 cooks), but I am building me another UDS since I sold my other one...I miss it!

 

Hope this is helpful for othersThumbs Up

post #25 of 33

Dave we have the same mailbox and 3" vent pipe looks like.. Great minds and all that.  :)

post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by curse View Post

DaveOmak nailed it. It needed the chimney effect. I'll post pics once my desktop computer is back together. It works too good now😊


I am struggling with mine as well. Would not stay lit on the table siting in a pan. Tried putting it in my mailbox and turning the heat on (MSE40), still went out. Have pretty much given up on it for now...going to put it back in the box and put in the garage for a while...aint worth getting frustrated over it....

post #27 of 33
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I am struggling with mine as well. Would not stay lit on the table siting in a pan. Tried putting it in my mailbox and turning the heat on (MSE40), still went out. Have pretty much given up on it for now...going to put it back in the box and put in the garage for a while...aint worth getting frustrated over it....

You should have your smoker hot before you put the amnps in your mailbox or smoker.
post #28 of 33
Didn't he
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Originally Posted by hamrhead1971 View Post

You should have your smoker hot before you put the amnps in your mailbox or smoker.
Didn't help...it will not even stay lit sitting in a metal tray on a table...even tried it in my garage thinking the slight breeze we had may have been putting it out instead of fanning it...
post #29 of 33
There are only two things that should keep your amnps from burning properly, damp pellets or insufficient air flow. Sitting on a table, air flow is not the problem. I usually start mine in a cardboard box to keep the wind from causing it to flame back up then place it directly next to the chip tray in my mes40. If you know that neither dampness or proper ventilation is the issue, contact Todd and see what he says.
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by hamrhead1971 View Post

There are only two things that should keep your amnps from burning properly, damp pellets or insufficient air flow. Sitting on a table, air flow is not the problem. I usually start mine in a cardboard box to keep the wind from causing it to flame back up then place it directly next to the chip tray in my mes40. If you know that neither dampness or proper ventilation is the issue, contact Todd and see what he says.
pellets have been nuked everytime except for the once when I had them sitting inside the MES for 2 hours at 275*. Can't get much more air flow then sitting on a table. Emailed Todd yesterday, he responded with some questions this morning. Just got done sending him a small book in response.
post #31 of 33
Hope yall get it worked out, Ink. Don't know what I would do without mine.
post #32 of 33
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My pellets are still staying lit till they are all burned up but I am still having to put them in a dehydrator for 1-2 hours first.

post #33 of 33
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My pellets are still staying lit till they are all burned up but I am still having to put them in a dehydrator for 1-2 hours first.


Well..... so do I.... dry them at 275 for a couple hours first....
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