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Help needed for needle valve install on COS-244

yoda22

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Just bought my first, a Cuisinart COS-244 vertical propane smoker. Like many others, I'm having issues keeping temps below 250, and with this unit a propane regulator kit with needle valve WON'T work, so I need to cut into the existing line. Anyone done this and have the parts/advice/pics? Many thanks!
 

daveomak

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Cut the hose... take a small chunk of hose an look for hose barbs that fit the hose and needle valve...


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Along with the needle valve, the burner will have to be restricted to work properly.... It is designed too run at 50-100,000 BTU's... You want to reduce that to about 5-10,000 BTU's..
Your chip pan will NOT work at that temp... You will need a smoke generator... I recommend the AMNTS... It works well with propane smokers... AND Todd's pellets are the best, IMO...

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To restrict the BTU's of your smoker do something similar to what's below... It's best to keep the open holes close together for flame.. Any big gap and it won't lite properly or keep lit, maybe...

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You can reduce the number of holes to just about anything...
Be sure you are using a low pressure regulator... It works best in this application....



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