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  1. #1
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    Sep 2008
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    Default NEW MODS to CHARGRILLER

    Hi guys,

    Just the pest again. I think that I followed your posts pretty good, if not, feel free to send corrections. The roto holes have 2" washers for plugs and need paint. The grate in the firebox is 5" from the firebox floor. The open space from the firebox to the smoking chamber is app. 2". Pic #3 is the new opening from firebox to the smoking chamber. Pics #s 4-5-6 show the top view of the clearance for the inverted catch tray that the smoke will travel under, also the clearance after the grills are in place. The firebox is to the left of the exhaust extension.





















    I will use my flat gasket material to take care of the leaks around the end door to the firebox. Thing are a little wet from last nights rain and need to dry for the adhesive to work. Hopefully i've covered all of my bases, if not I will gladly look foreward to any and all replys. E.T.
    JennAir-750-0141 ng
    JennAir Rotisserie
    E-Z Que Roto, 8" Basket
    Rib O Lator
    Acu-Rite Digital Probe
    Maverick ET-72 Remote Probe
    Brisket Rack
    Heat Vent Blocks.
    1 1/2"x1 1/2" SS Angle piece,Smoke and Heat control
    Sub Grate Between Burners and Main Grill.
    No Flare Square Ceramic Tiles
    Kiln Shelving dividers
    17"x23" pizza stone



  2. #2
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    Happy July the 4th ET. You have been busy the mods look good. I can't wait to see some tasty stuff come off that new pit. You might want to trim that exhaust extension back some it is just a tad long. If you have an old grate lying around that you can lay over your coal grate 90 deg it will increase your fuel efficiency by stopping smaller pieces from dropping into the ashes especially if your using lump.
    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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  3. #3
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    Yeah, you don't really want the stack extension to lay across the grate like that. Just cut it off right above the cooking grate. All you are trying to accomplish is to keep the heat flow from crossing the cooking grate.

  4. #4
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    Sep 2008
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    Thanks fellas, that was one question that I was going to ask and I guess that CRS ( can't remember s**t ) problem jumped up and bit me. Supposed to have rain the rest of the week but will give it a go ASAP. E.T.
    JennAir-750-0141 ng
    JennAir Rotisserie
    E-Z Que Roto, 8" Basket
    Rib O Lator
    Acu-Rite Digital Probe
    Maverick ET-72 Remote Probe
    Brisket Rack
    Heat Vent Blocks.
    1 1/2"x1 1/2" SS Angle piece,Smoke and Heat control
    Sub Grate Between Burners and Main Grill.
    No Flare Square Ceramic Tiles
    Kiln Shelving dividers
    17"x23" pizza stone



  5. #5
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    Sep 2008
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    Default Slight Prob. with New Mod

    Hi folks, just me again. Got a little problem. I think I know the solution. Shortened the exhaust til it was about 1-1/2 " above the cooking grate and added a second grate on top of the main grate in the firebox. Fired that side burner up today using lump charcoal. Had the fire box lit up very evenly edge to edge. Closed the top hatch but left the air intake at the end of the firebox open and the exhaust fully open. Had two portions of fuel from the starter can in full heat mode. Had the cooking chamber mentally divided into thirds and placed 2 oven thermos equal distance from the ends of the cooking chamber. The therms. hit 200 degs about 30 mins. after I closed the fuelbox door and stayed there for 4 hrs. Maybe +or- 5 degs at the most when I opened the door to check the temps. It's now going on 5 hrs. and I still have a good bed of real hot coals.

    The only thing that pops into my mind would be that I need to open the baffle a little bit for a little more draft. Need your inputs. E.T.
    JennAir-750-0141 ng
    JennAir Rotisserie
    E-Z Que Roto, 8" Basket
    Rib O Lator
    Acu-Rite Digital Probe
    Maverick ET-72 Remote Probe
    Brisket Rack
    Heat Vent Blocks.
    1 1/2"x1 1/2" SS Angle piece,Smoke and Heat control
    Sub Grate Between Burners and Main Grill.
    No Flare Square Ceramic Tiles
    Kiln Shelving dividers
    17"x23" pizza stone



  6. #6
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    So you are still only able to get 200*

  7. #7
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    My bad Tim. I should have made that last reply a new post. Theres that c.r.s thing again. I have only fired it up once since I installed the foil baffle. Was very happy to see the same temp across the grill/grate but was perplexed at my max temp. Tore all the foil out except for the exhaust extension and am replacing it with flashing metal and a different design to allow a little more smoke/heat to flow under the existing drip pan. Did not make the opening between the firebox and smoking chamber that much larger. Just a little. Also turning the grate in the firebox into a basket by wrapping 1/2" galvanized wire ( like rabbit hutch wire ) around the stud bolts that I have on each corner and fastened with galvanized wire so that it will hold the charcoal in place without restricting airflow. Will have pics when finished. Cutting and shaping pcs. now. Will give a smoke test tomorrow. E.T.
    JennAir-750-0141 ng
    JennAir Rotisserie
    E-Z Que Roto, 8" Basket
    Rib O Lator
    Acu-Rite Digital Probe
    Maverick ET-72 Remote Probe
    Brisket Rack
    Heat Vent Blocks.
    1 1/2"x1 1/2" SS Angle piece,Smoke and Heat control
    Sub Grate Between Burners and Main Grill.
    No Flare Square Ceramic Tiles
    Kiln Shelving dividers
    17"x23" pizza stone



  8. #8
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    Burning galvanize puts off toxic fumes ET. It can give you severe gastric distress. Burn it off once and you won't need to worry, but try not to breath the fumes when you burn it off.

    If you should fall victim to it, a big glass of milk should fix you up.

  9. #9
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    Sep 2008
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    Deming NM, sw corner
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    Thanks for the Info Tim. I was totally unaware and in fact didn't even think of the ramifications. Galvanizing is a coating so it makes sense that it would give off fumes. I'm planing on doing at least a 4 hr. heavy burn tomorrow and will wear a mask when i'm close to it. E.T.
    JennAir-750-0141 ng
    JennAir Rotisserie
    E-Z Que Roto, 8" Basket
    Rib O Lator
    Acu-Rite Digital Probe
    Maverick ET-72 Remote Probe
    Brisket Rack
    Heat Vent Blocks.
    1 1/2"x1 1/2" SS Angle piece,Smoke and Heat control
    Sub Grate Between Burners and Main Grill.
    No Flare Square Ceramic Tiles
    Kiln Shelving dividers
    17"x23" pizza stone



  10. #10
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    Tulsa
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    You might just want to take a torch to it so that you can be sure to get it all off.

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