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Looking around this site, it sure appears there's plenty of experience. I'm from SW Michigann and have been smoking by wood and propane for a number of years and in all kinds of weather.

I've reviewed your thread and posts on control valves as I have a 8 year old Great Outdoors Smokey Mountain Series propane unit that just failed and it's the adjustable gas control valve at the bottom front of the unit. Finding a replacement has been difficult as I've learned that company is out of business. Looking around the web for a replacement as well as locally has not been successful.

It might be time to shop for another smoker if it can't be fixed, and I would certainly appreciate some guidance if you have the opportunity.

Thanks in advance and I certainly look forward to the new recipes and techniques for smoking.
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Welcome to smf, the smokey mountain series are now made by Landmann, I just bought one at bass pro shop, you might be able to contact the Landmann company to see if they have the part, good luck.
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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I would find one that the box is about the same size, and call that company.

I think I called the company that makes the ones they sell at Lowe's or mejers and priced them for my home built.

Or it may be time for a bigger smoker.

What went bad with it? They sometime get plugged with spider gunk, but are pretty simple to take apart and clean.

Again welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the site!
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Bern, glas to see you've been at this awhile. Can't wait for what must some awesoem qview. As for a new smoker Look at Chioxism thread on the WSM. he's got me sold
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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon_smile.gif
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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!

As Northern mentioned above, Landmann has taken over Great Outdoors and still makes the SM. Control valve on my older S/S GOSM went Tango Uniform last week too so the timing is now right for me to convert it to NG.
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