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Offline AkHomeBuilt

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Heat circulating fan
« on: August 26, 2010, 11:00:06 am »
I suspect that I will be needing a fan to circulate the heat in my homebuilt smoker, what kind of fan do you guys recommend and where should I put it in my smoker?

Offline classicrockgriller

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Re: Heat circulating fan
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 11:12:03 am »
I have a fan in my Bradley and it is installed just above the heat element.

I also have a big smoker, but I use a power vent on top to draft the air.

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=16686.0

Offline AkHomeBuilt

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Re: Heat circulating fan
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 12:40:18 pm »
What type of fan did you use and where did you get it? I'm smoking another batch of reds tomorrow and would like to have one installed by the time I get started.

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Re: Heat circulating fan
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 12:47:17 pm »
I think this fan is too small for your big smoker. It is design for the Bradley Box and is probably 2 to 3 inch fan.

I really just stated that to give you an idea of fan location.

You might could use. a oven convection fan and maybe get one from a used appliance dealer.

I know Mike has installed fans on his big smokers and he will be by later in the day.

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Re: Heat circulating fan
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 12:49:34 pm »
OK, thanks for the info classicrockgriller, I should be able to figure something for now. I'm using propane heat right now so I will have to experiment a bit with a location but should be able to figure it all out. Cheers!  AkHomeBuilt

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Re: Heat circulating fan
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 10:18:18 am »
might want to also look at a blower type to move the air, also can be set up to blow across the  heater as well