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Offline bus33

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OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« on: July 09, 2012, 01:36:50 pm »
I am going to build/buy an enclosure for my OBS.  This will not be in my garage or shed.  My question is related to venting the unit.  I searched and read a few previous threads on the subject.

If I just run a straight/angled pipe out the top/side of the enclosure, will the smoke flow out sufficiently?  Should I be concerned with moisture running back down the pipe into the smoker?  Do I need to put another vent in the lower portion of the enclosure (not the smoker) to allow air flow through the enclosure? 

Hope that makes sense.

Thanks, 

 

Offline mikecorn.1

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Re: OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 02:13:40 pm »
I would imagine that it will all depend how long the run is and how many bends you have. Some here have installed a fan to help draw the moisture up and out.
I yield to those that have actually done it. Its raining at work and Im sitting in my work truck  ;D
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Re: OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 03:09:39 pm »
I would imagine that it will all depend how long the run is and how many bends you have. Some here have installed a fan to help draw the moisture up and out.
I yield to those that have actually done it. Its raining at work and Im sitting in my work truck  ;D

Rain,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,whats that?  ???

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Re: OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 03:34:19 pm »
No kidding on the rain comment...dry, dry, dry! 

The vent run won't be more than a foot with the plans I have drawn in my head. 

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Re: OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 03:39:22 pm »
here is what i have done ,, and  since added a  fan, been through a  few good  rains with no problems... if you  run  the vent pipe right to the smoker  just use a vent cap on top of the vent and you  should be  fine

http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=17581.msg213170#msg213170

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OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 03:42:16 pm »
I would imagine that it will all depend how long the run is and how many bends you have. Some here have installed a fan to help draw the moisture up and out.
I yield to those that have actually done it. Its raining at work and Im sitting in my work truck  ;D

Rain,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,whats that?  ???
Last year was horrible down here. We had burn bans and
Even canceled the 4th of July fireworks  Today it's been raining nonstop for 6 hours. 40 to 50 % chance all week. In the phone company we call that $$ from the sky. Forced overtime. Not a bad thing sometimes.


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Re: OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 10:23:40 am »
Two days later and it's still raining down here with me and Mike
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Re: OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 10:32:04 am »
Two days later and it's still raining down here with me and Mike
No end in site either  :o
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Re: OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 08:24:29 am »
I would be careful with the fan so you don't draw out too much moisture.
I have a 4" pipe above my tower that carried the smoke straight up. There is a 6-4 reducer about an inch above the tower and a cap on the top to keep rain out. Worke great.

Offline Jim O

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Re: OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2012, 12:10:06 pm »
I always leave an inverted aluminium pie plate just below the vent in the smoker,on an inverted rack, to catch any moisture that could drip in.

Works for me.

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Re: OBS Enclosure Vent ?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 12:11:23 pm »
I always leave an inverted aluminium pie plate just below the vent in the smoker,on an inverted rack, to catch any moisture that could drip in.

Works for me.

Jim o

Yep.   Coffee filter (if you have the flat basket type) works PDG as well.