Smoke vault gas conversion question

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by pcut, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. pcut

    pcut Newbie

    Just got a 24" Smoke Vault from Camp Chef and am converting to gas. I called Questar (our local gas co.) and they said to use a #49 gas drill bit given that we live at 7000' ASL.  I have drilled the orifice out with that size and have only done the "curing" or "burn-in" process.  I found that the control had very little range of control-  when I went to a little below the "Med" setting, the burner was almost off and when there was even the slightest breeze it simply went out.  The flame is entirely blue.  Should I drill out the orifice more to let more gas through or is the problem the control?

    What says the brain trust?
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm suggesting here... IMHO a 'Blue' flame is a good fire , gas and air are balanced. Do you have a 'Needle Valve ' in line , ahead of the mixer  ? One placed there should give you better control, open gas fully and control at Needle valve...

    If I'm wrong , [​IMG].

    Have fun and . . .
  3. footfault

    footfault Newbie

  4. footfault

    footfault Newbie

    I have a Smoke Vault 24 and did the conversion to natural gas. The instructions from the Camp Chef recommended a #52 drill bit. I used that bit and it worked great. I had difficulty I had was finding that size. Finally found it at Graingers.

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