My GOSM broke!!

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by twistertail, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    I'm in the middle of smoking a butt and the plastic piece at the end of the hose that attaches to the propane tank broke! It broke right into two pieces. Nobody was even around it. I went out to check on it and the temp was down to about 140 and I look down at the tank and see the plastic piece split right down the middle all the way around. Good thing it was already wrapped in foil and just coming up to temp, it was at 170 and I want to get it to 205. We have a 4 burner grill on the patio so I lit 2 burners on it and put the butt over there to finish it off. I think I saved my butt, but still kinda ticked off. [​IMG]
     
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Major bummer!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  3. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    twistertail,

    Were you able to repair your GOSM and how did you do it. I looked at mine and I could see how it would be easy to drop it when taking it away from it's hanging position off the GOSM side handle.
     
  4. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ou woldthink... i.e. flammablegas... there would be a brass fitting....we ll i guess i won't buy 1 of those... i was going to just to see how it cooked...
     
  5. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    WOW I never had one of those break. That could be scarey if it leaked! Should be able to get a replacement at Lowes or Home Depot no? They look like a grill hose?
     
  6. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    That is kind of an odd failure twistertail. Was it connected only hand tight?
     
  7. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    Yes it was only hand tightened, the same way I have hooked up my gas grill for years. I'm thinking there had to be a crack some place in the plastic already. I did get it fixed. Took the regulator off and took it back to Wal Mart and the gave me a whole new hose from where it hooks into the burner. I didnt want to take the smoker apart so I just took the regulator off the new hose and put it on the one on my smoker. Works fine now.
     
  8. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, that's cool that Wal-Mart replaced it for you. I'm kinda surprised that the fitting is plastic and not brass... [​IMG]
     
  9. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    Well the inside part is brass but the colar on the outside with the threads is plastic. Wal Mart was great about it. People complain a lot about customer service but a lot of it is YOUR attitude when you go in.
     
  10. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is so true anywhere you go... if you go in with a 'tude, you're gonna get 'tude right back, and walk out empty handed!
     
  11. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    There are times you need to get a little red with people but you should always start out nice and friendly, sometimes its hard, but most of the time if your nice to people they'll be nice to you. Especially when they have already been getting yelled at by other customers all day.
     
  12. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They are ALL plastic, regardless of what you buy, there are none made of brass. Don't let a freak incident stop you from buying a GOSM, wasn't GOSM's fault, they did not make the part.
     

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