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post #41 of 59
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Thanks ... but did you notice that I didn't include any close-ups of the finished work ... hey I'm not a body man! icon_rolleyes.gif
post #42 of 59
Awww heck, nobody is gonna care if it ain't perfect... all they will care about is what comes out of it! Good luck with it!
post #43 of 59
Heck after a few smokes it'll get dinged up anyway!
post #44 of 59
Well now she's got personality!
post #45 of 59
Thread Starter 
Aw shucks! ... this is why I hang out here ... you guys always make me feel better!
I think I'll start her out proper on the long weekend (Labour Day) with some ribs, buffalo, ABTs and beans. icon_smile.gif
Can't wait to tuck into that buffalo .... icon_exclaim.gif
post #46 of 59
Hey Paul, you think YOU feel bad? Last week I won a GOSM on ebay. Paid $138.50 delievered. It was advertized as having minor dings due to shipping, but was new. I got it here. Major dent in the top! Looked like it had been dropped 15 feet. I got out the 3# maul and a 2x4 and gave it a massage. It came out alright. Today I was at walmart, when I got the other smoker, Walmart didn't have anything in stock. Today, they have the same smoker that I paid $138.50, for, $129. Ya can't win my friend. mad.gif Terry
post #47 of 59
Thread Starter 
I feel your pain ... at least you were expecting some damage.
Of course ... what doesn't get damaged these days? I have heard so many stories about couriers and posties throwing things around and laughing about it ... to them 'fragile' is a challenge.
Disclaimer; not all workers do this ... just takes a few!
post #48 of 59
A few to many I'm afraid!
post #49 of 59
I received 2 damaged Smoke Vaults from Amazon (They made good on both.), and 2 damaged stainless steel smokers from Cabela's (They made good on both.).

I finally went to Walmart and bought a it home and it was damaged!!!!!!

I went back to WalMart and tore open a new box for a complete in-store inspection and I finally got my 1st smoker!

Now if I can get it run lower than 270 degrees, I'll be in business!

What a long strange trip its been!

Good Luck!
post #50 of 59
Thread Starter 
Interesting about your temp running high ... same problem tonight with my CCSM ... too much wood for one (went to flame)and I only had a rack of ABTs and a large pan of pig candy.
post #51 of 59
Hey guys, I solved the high heat problem with a post from another person, don't remember who it was. Anyway, here is a site where you can order a small valve like is used on weed burners. It is about $4 and works excellent. My buddy and I have installed them and are very happy. He can get his GOSM down to 125. Here is the site. Terry
post #52 of 59
Thread Starter 
Hey Terry ... could you be a little more specific as to which product you are referring to?
post #53 of 59
Thik he is refering to the valve at this sight.
post #54 of 59
Yes sir, I "think"??? this is it?? Let me know if this don't work. frown.gif Terry
Brass Control Valve / Knurled Needle Valve
Quantity: 4
Details: Item # NV108P
Each: $ 3.99
Item Total: $ 15.96

gol darn it Squeezy, I had all this stuff down before, I think it was for Skip, in OR,or Mossy? but I can't find it now. If you can't find it, let me know and I will go back tommorrow, and try and find it for you. Sorry I am so innept. icon_frown.gif Terry
post #55 of 59
Yes sir, thats it!
post #56 of 59
Thread Starter 
I had it down to that item ... thanks for confirming. Now, I don't know much about gas fittings and such so, could you show me a pic of where it is connected or expalin to me where it connects or what it replaces?
Sure would appreciate it. Can't wait to see how much shipping cost I will get slapped with! icon_cry.gif Paul
post #57 of 59
Hey Paul, unscrew the regulater from the hose where it connects to the propane tank. Mine was real tough to get broke loose, then install the new valve in between the hose and regulator. You will need to get bushings for both ends of the new valve, its too big to fit the old threads, I think you need to go from 1/4 to 1/8 in size.
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GOSM Low Heat Fix (w/pics)
OK, as I promised.

I have only been able to get my GOSM down to about 250* to 260* during the heat of the day (temps between 90* and 100*). So, as recommended in another thread, I purchased one of these.

When I went to install it, the threads were not the right size. mad.gif I have been busy with work and coaching football so was unable to make it to the hardware store until this evening. The store closed at 8:00 and I squeaked in at 7:55 to get the two remaining pieces. The first photo is what it looked like after the valve was installed.

The next picture is the flame with the needle valve open which is the same flame as I had prior to installing the new valve. The last picture is the flame with the needle valve adjusted down. It works excellent and I think I could take my temperature WAY down low. Probably lower than 200 now without any problem.

So, I would highly recommend this mod to everyone. From what I have read, MOST of the small GOSMs will barely make it down to 225 when it is hot ouside and a lot have trouble getting down to 250.

Thanks for everyone that helped on this.

Oh, before you order one of these valves, you may want to check your hardware store. The store I went to had a couple different needle valves right where all the fittings were. I didn't even look to see if they would work as it was last call for checkout.

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post #58 of 59
I posted this earlier, but just in cas it comes up again.
I just got e-mail about this subject from a friend who just retired from the So. Cal. Gas Co. He started at the bottom, and has plenty of experience with gas fittings. This was his main reply "As far as I can remember, the white Teflon tape won't eat away or affect the fittings that you put it on, another words it's safe. It's been fine on all my fittings that I have LP connected to as well as water and natural gas. Yellow anything, pipe, fittings or marking in the streets, is just a national standard to ID gas ( Natural or LP )".
post #59 of 59
Richo, so its used for the color? To identify gas, not water or air? icon_surprised.gif I can't figure out why my local guy would tell me that the white tape "does" get eaten in time? Oh well, there is bigger things to worry about in this life huh? icon_biggrin.gif
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