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needle valve parts list for masterbuilt, need confirmation

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by solman, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. solman

    solman Smoking Fanatic

    can someone look over my parts list for adding a needle valve to my 40" masterbuilt? and let me know if it looks right (or wrong)? my assumption is that the oem masterbuilt hose fitting is a 3/8" flare.

    smoker -> female-female swivel -> valve -> elbow -> oem low pressure propane hose

  2. PAS

    PAS Meat Mopper

    Model Number?
  3. solman

    solman Smoking Fanatic

  4. solman

    solman Smoking Fanatic

  5. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Better take along your OEM parts to make sure the threads fit.
  6. fishcatchr

    fishcatchr Fire Starter

    I’d spare all the connectors and just purchase the needle valve and a propane hose extension (3/8” flare on either end of the hose). Place the needle valve between the two hoses and your done. You’ll get precise control with the convenience of a longer hose. Did this on my old propane smoker it it worked like a champ.
  7. solman

    solman Smoking Fanatic

    yeah i thought about that too, and i'm still considering that as an option. these two parts would be all i need. the valve would be further away from the smoker, but that wouldn't be a bad thing. it's not like i need to eyeball the flame while making adjustments.

  8. fishcatchr

    fishcatchr Fire Starter

    This is the exact setup I had. The valve was within arms reach of the smoker and I had no issues “eyeballing” the flame if needed.
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  9. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like the needle valve from tejas smokers...

    "950-BRF-MB - Gas Needle Valve Precision machined brass needle valve, 1/4" female NPT x 3/8" male Gas Flare NEW ITEM"


    You'll have to scroll down the page, there is no direct link to the valve:
  10. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The high quality precision valve is so much better for fine adjustments....