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Live in Washington, D.C. But have a small farm in north central Va. Built an old time cold smoker using Dept of Ag plans from the 40's. Fire box down hill, clay pipe underground uphill to floor of a four by eight by eight structure. Milled my own lumber for structure and lined it with rigid foam and Duroc. Been smoking meat and fish for years using little chief, Bradley etc., but this set up is new endeavor. Neighbors butchered hogs and provided ham etc. in looking at recipes for curing ham most suggest heat. I have been experimenting with new smoker and I maybe get 20 to 30 degrees above ambient. So..need to think about heat source. Saw here the idea of northern tool burner but am worried about line connecting burner in smoker to outside source of propane. Have run across a company in Texas called Tejas. They seem to have potential solutions with pipe burners. Any thoughts?

gary s

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Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
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Meat Mopper
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Joined Feb 5, 2010
Welcome to the addiction. I have no knowledge of what you are wanting to do but am sure someone will answer you soon. Some pictures of you  smoker may help.

Ronnie g. 


Master of the Pit
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Joined Jul 2, 2012
The line should be ok if it is below the burner. Maybe use copper tubing inside of the smoker. I wouldn't use the foam insulation with heat.

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