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dirtfishingman

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Dual use gas assist
« on: April 02, 2023, 07:12:59 PM »
Hillbilly engineering... so I got a new bowl headed to me for my performer from a buddy of mine.  


My goal is to try to dual-purpose the burner tube..


Any thoughts or tell me I'm nuts.... trying to avoid drilling this kettle.


The hose I used is up to 450f rated... it just slips on when needed and pops off when I want to use the gas assist.  


Trial run tomorrow


What are ur thoughts


https://youtu.be/QKvc0Dv0-oE





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bamakettles

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Re: Dual use gas assist
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2023, 04:34:56 AM »
I did something similar with my billows using a SS pipe and ThermoWorks adapter.


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Jules V.

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Re: Dual use gas assist
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2023, 02:23:56 PM »
You made it more complicated than it should be.
The long pin keeps the fan inlet positioned downward. 



Jules V.

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Re: Dual use gas assist
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2023, 02:27:51 PM »
Here's a more simple option. It's a billows adapter that would also work with the Fireboard fan.


dirtfishingman

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Re: Dual use gas assist
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2023, 03:33:04 PM »
TRAIL RUN..... Gas assist Fan set up.

Using 1 inch tubing instead of 3/4 ... instead of having a few right angles I ended up with just 2.

Ran the unit @ 225 for 3hr then @300 for 2 hrs and @375 to burn off the cook. 

The burner tube adapter got no hotter then 65f.

Pretty happy with the results on this set up. 

https://youtube.com/shorts/C2NG3XNiwAs?feature=share

 





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SixZeroFour

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Re: Dual use gas assist
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2023, 06:29:11 PM »
That's a great mod and really sweet setups by all of you guys. Very nicely done!
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dirtfishingman

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Re: Dual use gas assist
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2023, 05:24:38 PM »
Thanks man appreciate it

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dirtfishingman

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Re: Dual use gas assist
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2023, 07:29:32 PM »
New bowl is. . Also has a old vacuum hose used for the fan.. not as tight as the 1st one I tried

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