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Miscellaneous Topics => General Discussions => Topic started by: threejs00 on February 14, 2013, 09:00:02 am

Title: setting up my smoker outside or smokhouse
Post by: threejs00 on February 14, 2013, 09:00:02 am
I just was trying to get an idea of what i should do. I have been looking on here for ideas to set my smoker up for storage and smoking, I decided to go with a rubbermaid storage unit and i was just curios if i should vent it on the top and if so should i run some ducting from my vent to the the vent on the top or would it be ok just to have a vent on top to let the smoke roll out. Any ides will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Title: Re: setting up my smoker outside or smokhouse
Post by: devo on February 14, 2013, 09:10:48 am
I have two smokers in my shed, I decided to vent it with pipe. Not that you really need it but during the winter months I keep the doors closed. If it was not piped outside there would be a good deal of smoke when you open the doors back up. I guess its no worse than opening your smoker to check on the food.

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Title: Re: setting up my smoker outside or smokhouse
Post by: SmokinSignals on February 14, 2013, 11:02:30 am
I placed my bradley in an exterior building and did not vent it at first.  After the first smoke I vented it outside.  This is much more pleasant now when entering the building.  Also, make sure you run a designated power source to the building.  Extension cords will work but you will lose power to your heating elements and have erratic temp swings.  I simply used a stiff dryer vent duct that stays wedged against the top of the smoker.  The ducts with the hard plastic ends worked the best.
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Vent duct heading out
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Duct wedged against the top and held in place by plumbers strap.  You still have access to the vent adjustment.
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Vent heading out of shed
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Capped the end with a drain cover.  Everything was purchased at Home Depot.  This cap fit the end of the duct 90 degree elbow perfect.
Title: Re: setting up my smoker outside or smokhouse
Post by: Quirkyfarm on December 28, 2018, 10:32:31 pm
I bought a small garden shed and connected a flexi pipe, reducer (which rests on the Bradley) to an exterior vent which I can close when the wind is strong. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181229/84f828ef96f9693aed2183a640b17aac.jpg)


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