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BBQ Guru for Oklahoma Joe's Bronco

agaffer

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I would like to adapt a BBQ Viper fan to the Bronco drum smoker. You can't do it at the top because of the screw there. I was thinking that I would remove the top half of the intake pipe which would leave the bottom section which is a perfect round. Not knowing anything about plumbing parts, is there an adapter that would reduce the 2" diameter intake pipe to a diameter that fits the viper? BBQ Guru does not make one but, I know that PVC pipes can be reduced to just about any size so, there must be a metal equivalent. Or, would it be safe to use PVC? I can grab the intake tube with my hand and it is only warm.
 

forktender

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I would like to adapt a BBQ Viper fan to the Bronco drum smoker. You can't do it at the top because of the screw there. I was thinking that I would remove the top half of the intake pipe which would leave the bottom section which is a perfect round. Not knowing anything about plumbing parts, is there an adapter that would reduce the 2" diameter intake pipe to a diameter that fits the viper? BBQ Guru does not make one but, I know that PVC pipes can be reduced to just about any size so, there must be a metal equivalent. Or, would it be safe to use PVC? I can grab the intake tube with my hand and it is only warm.
agaffer agaffer
If you haven't already done this, take a picture of the 2'' and a picture of the viper adapter and link my name to your post. I'll figure out a way to plumb it for you, I'm a retired pipefitter/plumber.

Here's how you link a message to alert someone to a post, in case you don't know how to do it.
You type the @ then the person's screen name without any spaces, like this without the quotation marks.. "@duckweed"


Dan.
 

agaffer

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Thank you Dan. As I have continued to use the Bronco and learn it's idiosycncricies I have realized that our obsession with rock steady temps. are not so important. I had forgotten how good BBQ food was before the introduction of heat controllers a few years ago.
I have no doubt you could find a way to adapt a controller but, I no longer am interested
 

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