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post #81 of 86

be tough to use the heat exchanger, you will need a boiler to run steam, or heated oil or some other liquid or gas through it. It would Make a complex system for sure. It would be wicked cool, but large, and might need a boiler ticket just to smoke bacon. hahahaha

post #82 of 86
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Well I thought about using it as a cooling system. Running an open loop of ice water. At least to cool the intake air. But it's agreed, too complicated.

I took the heat exchanger apart yesterday and have a pretty good plan for the fans.
post #83 of 86
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I'm going to redesign the chimney a bit. And the fans will be on a quick detach base that will slide and lock onto the chimney. I will need to find a 120 v fan speed control. The fans also have plugs that connect the power leads to the fan motor, so I can easily disable one if 2 is too much.

The fans will aid in cold smoking by keeping a draft for the amnts, and helping to keep the chamber cool. They will also enable me to dehydrate foods.

I think it will be a sweet little accessory.
post #84 of 86
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Progress going slow. Have a big remodel competing for my time. Managed to bend up some stainless steel and cut some new stainless pieces to hold the inner tub to the outer shell. Have to totally redesign the doors/seals now which also involves adding new door latches. The magnetic strips are shot. More more more work to do
post #85 of 86
Sounds like it is coming along though
post #86 of 86
Hello Nevrsummr. Have you made any progress on this? How hard is it to remove the sides to get the insulation out? I'm supposed to pick up one of these tomorrow, but now I'm having second thoughts. Thanks for any info.
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