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- Joined Feb 2, 2014
Might as well just add the mailbox you're already halfway there.I have an MES and bought a 3" dryer ducting about 5ft long.
I stuff that unit into the chip loader hole (after removing the guts) supported on a frame for a slight incline, then put my homemade tube in that.
I control the amount of smoke by the outlet damper.
No issues with the shavings catching fire?I've been in the trades a long time and I've seen how various forms of wood burn.The idea of using wood shavings kinda scares me,the potential for fire is to high for my liking.my tube is 3 ft long and will it stuffed with planer shavings, I get about 6 hours of smoke.
I light it with a hot air gun, and once I have some coals, in it goes and I just let it do its thing
6 hours of smoke out of a 3 foot long tube isn't really that efficient,I get close to that out of a 6" modded tube filled with ground pellets and get nice TBS.