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Thread: Upcoming blower accessory for ThermoWorks Signals

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    46 is waaaayyyyy too much for a wsm. Hope output can be limited,

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    What concerns me most are 1) the suggested method of controlling airflow (closing down the exhaust vent to 1/8 open) and 2) the lack of an "automatic" means of stopping the natural airflow thru the blower when off. #1 _may_ create enough back pressure that will limit #2. Not an idea situation....

    The (Rocks BBQ) Stoker has a smaller cfm blower and a flapper valve in the blower assembly that prevents natural flow when the fan is off !

    Fingers Crossed....

    ADDED : I should have started my post by stating.... "In addition to the oversized blower issue, "
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    Used the Billows for the first time yesterday. Just a couple racks of ribs.

    The Billows and Signals are a Keeper !!!

    I assembled Billows to the Rock's BBQ Stoker dog dish thus using all 3 openings rather than just 1. Worked well. Started the cook with the exhaust vent 1/8 of the way open, per Billows instructions. Opened the vent fully open shortly there after with excellent results.

    Thanks ThermoWorks !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bass View Post
    Used the Billows for the first time yesterday. Just a couple racks of ribs.

    The Billows and Signals are a Keeper !!!

    I assembled Billows to the Rock's BBQ Stoker dog dish thus using all 3 openings rather than just 1. Worked well. Started the cook with the exhaust vent 1/8 of the way open, per Billows instructions. Opened the vent fully open shortly there after with excellent results.

    Thanks ThermoWorks !
    Glad to hear, mine arrived Saturday, I set everything up today to get acquainted, probably do a pair of Pork Butts next weekend.

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    First smoke complete.... The good, great readings, easy to see display, I like the logic for the fan as it starting pulsing well before the smoker temperature approached the target set for the smoker. I did have to close the upper vent most of the way as suggested by ThermoWorks, the temperature was slowly rising without the fan running, once I adjusted the upper vent to about 20% open, the temperature started dropping and the fan took hold of controlling the temperature again. Smoker temperature was kept in a tighter range than my Stoker.
    The bad.... poor connectivity, everything worked great for the first 3-4 hours, then multiple overnight alarms for low meat temps, not sure what was going on, the graphs showed drop outs of the meat probes, but the smoker probe kept recording in the graph, all were still reading on the base unit. Once morning came I adjusted the unit location, made channel changes to my access point with no resolution. The App (iOS) would display data one minute, then "No Connection" for all the sensors or sometimes just the meat sensors.
    I did check WiFi signal strength which showed as "Good" on an App I have used in the past to map/diagnose WiFi problems for others, my iPhone and iPad both recorded internet speed test of 85 down (limited by policy) 20 up sitting next to the Signals Unit.
    I will be contacting support on Monday.

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    Glad it controlled correctly ! Will be interested in what you find for the connectivity issue(s).
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