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Offline 77383step

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how hot will your obs get?
« on: February 08, 2009, 10:33:31 am »
Just wandering. I have never seen mine get over 250. I could set it in the sun on a 80 deg. day, full blast, with the door shut for six hours, and it will never get over 250 deg. Is this normal?

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Re: how hot will your obs get?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 10:55:12 am »
When I first got mine it hit 370 and popped the inline fuse!  Not fun!  ;D

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Re: how hot will your obs get?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 01:50:57 pm »
I have never tried to get over 230.  Most things I smoke I only want the temp to be between 200 to 210.
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Offline Wattles

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Re: how hot will your obs get?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 04:16:29 pm »
for the last hour i have mine pegged to the max with damper ALL but closed and having a hard time keeping it 175 in there!  it is 38 degrees outside though.
cant get my snack sticks anywhere near 152 inside it seems...


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Re: how hot will your obs get?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 05:30:09 pm »
Did you try opening the damper to about 1/2 to 3/4 open?  A closed damper can cause a moisture build up which will lower box temp - and more importantly cause moist smoke to back up into the generator.  This can cause big problems.
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Re: how hot will your obs get?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 06:19:51 pm »
I've had mine up to 280 during a preheat but never really smoke anything over 225 so it doesn't really matter how hot she gets as long as it's hot enough for what I need.

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Offline Wattles

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Re: how hot will your obs get?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 06:36:24 pm »
Did you try opening the damper to about 1/2 to 3/4 open?  A closed damper can cause a moisture build up which will lower box temp - and more importantly cause moist smoke to back up into the generator.  This can cause big problems.

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been fooling around with damper more open...indeed my temps have gone to about 210 getting the moisture out.

« Last Edit: February 08, 2009, 08:18:36 pm by Wattles »

Offline La Quinta

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Re: how hot will your obs get?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 06:52:59 pm »
I guess mine will to to 320-30 or beyond...never pushed it that far....never wanted to honestly....why do you ask???