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dwnthehatch

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$170 Weber Smokefire EX4
« on: December 05, 2020, 05:00:54 PM »
I was alerted by @Firemunkee (thank you again) about Smokefire EX4 listed on Craigslist 5 miles away from me. It was a local scrapper that was selling it as-is for $190.  I went and took a look at it and was able to get it for $170 including the cover and manual. It was missing the meat probe but I have 4 already.

I talked to the hardware store it was scrapped from and it was a demo unit. They kept having an auger jam. The replaced the auger chute assembly and still had issues and trashed it.

I got it home and plugged it in and it fired up. I have to admit that it seems strange plugging it in... The auger was dropping pellets everywhere but the burner bowl. That is when I noticed the feed ramp was blocking the auger.  I removed two screws, positioned the feed ramp correctly set it to 350 and ran it for 2 hours, then I ramped it up to 600 and burned through all the pellets that were left for about an hour. It only got to 550 before I ran out of pellets.

I gave it a good clean out and just bought 40 lbs of pellets. We shall see if it continues to function.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2020, 05:05:11 PM by dwnthehatch »

bamakettles

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Re: $170 Weber Smokefire EX4
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2020, 05:12:10 PM »
For that price, seems like a fun project.  Have fun with it!


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Firemunkee

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Re: $170 Weber Smokefire EX4
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 07:23:12 AM »
I'm glad it went to a good home! You got some nice new cookers for a nice holiday cook(s) [emoji6]

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Dave in KC

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Re: $170 Weber Smokefire EX4
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 03:52:33 PM »
Great buy.  I picked up mine back in October for a song at a charity auction.
I did all the upgrades before ever firing it up for the first time.  I have about
8 cooks on it now, all flawlessly.  It is a very welcomed addition to my stable.


Bob BQ

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Re: $170 Weber Smokefire EX4
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 06:42:23 AM »



I didnít realize these came in Red... sweet!


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bbqking01

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Re: $170 Weber Smokefire EX4
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2020, 10:18:28 AM »
Nice score


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