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Thread: so how are you attaching your blower to the smoker

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCDavis View Post
    Has anyone ever converted a stoker 10cfm blower for use with a HeaterMeter?

    As you probably have noticed the Stoker runs on 5v DC (at least mine does) and who knows what all the electronics on the side of the fan does (I don't). I decided a long time ago to forget that idea. My first Heatermeter fan was a copy of the Stoker fan I made pretty easily out of aluminum sheet from local hardware store. That may be the best way to go rather than butcher an expensive Stoker fan.

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    Thanks Dan. I was on the fence...

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    Hmm, Stoker 10 CFM Fan, $120! WOW! I guess there is some stainless steel involved, but WOW!

    First point, the HM fan is really cheap compared to that, like 10% of the cost.

    As for using the stoker fan with the HM, if they left the label on the fan that shows the model # and/or specs you are in luck. Fans often operate over a range of voltage, if it is rated up to 12VDC then you can use it, if it is rated at max 5VDC then you cannot. You might have to take the fan out of the SS enclosure to see the label.
    I created the Roto Damper, RD3, HMv4.2 sliding back case, "air-burner" and the "ping-pong" valve in my quest for delicious "set and forget" BBQ.

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    Yeah. I'd want the housing only.. Maybe I'll retro fit the RD3 into it

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    WBegg,

    Resurrecting an old post here, but do you happen to remember what your settings were like for this?

    Which damper were you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip P View Post
    WBegg,

    Resurrecting an old post here, but do you happen to remember what your settings were like for this?

    Which damper were you using?
    If you're speaking of the graph i posted a page back, then I think I was using the stock settings? I really can't confirm that, as I haven't used a WSM since in Australia in mid 2016.

    I used the Adapt-a-Damper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Webb View Post
    Here is the "airburner" installed in the fire bowl;



    4mm holes but I may increase these to 5mm. I struggle to get the smoker to over 325F last night but this may have been other causes!
    @Ron Webb, I know you have sold this now but, how did you find this solution in use? Did it clog from ash? On long cooks, did it fill over in ash? I'm asking as I want to copy your idea but have these reservations. Appreciate the response, if you would so king.
    Last edited by Richard Wagstaff; 11-20-2018 at 09:34 AM.

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    Richard,

    I built an airburner pretty much identical to that and it works well. I was able to go for 18+ hours on a pork butt without having to refuel at 225F. I think i may need to drill larger holes (or light more charcoal initially), but I struggled to get up to 325F for the Thanksgiving bird. That may have also been because of all the wind and it being rather chilly outside.

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