I am new to the forum and have a Traeger Texas Pellet Smoker.
After reading about some people having pellets left in their auger that swelled and jammed the Auger I began looking at some possible solutions.
One person purchased a $20 Bucket Head shop vac from Home Depot just to remove all of the pellets out of the the pellet tank. The vac is only used for pellets and so no dirt contamination. I liked this idea and it makes it easy to then switch to different woods.
However, it still leaves the Auger full. It seems like an easy mod would be to put a switch in series with the heater element so that you can actually turn the heater off while the auger continues to run and dump pellets into the firebox which can then be easily vacuumed out.
Any thoughts on this??