I have a vertical smoker and i cannot get it about 250 degrees. I have the dampers wide open. any suggestions?
The door on the SH44 leaks somewhat, but not enough to lose a serious amount of heat. JCkDanls has you on the right track. The low pressure safety valve is the first thing to check. I do it just a bit differently. Shut everything down completely and unscrew the collar on the propane tank. Then, slowly seat the connection and twist the collar back on tightly. Slowly open the valve on the propane tank then turn one of the burners onto HIGH and press the igniter button. Once the first burner is lit, repeat process for the second burner.
BTW, not meaning to imply that JCkDanls method is wrong, just telling you what works for me.