Bayou Classic Needle Valve

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by boog22, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. boog22

    boog22 Newbie

    Anyone else have issues with this product? I ordered one from Amazon, issue is I didnt use it until about a month later. When I connected it I had major temp swings well beyond your normal. I would get ranges from 220-300 withing 30 minutes of each other.  One time I even had a fire at the base since the flames got out of control. I have since replaced with a standard hose again and my temps are great just cant get them under 200. I tried returning but it was past the return date.
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok, my first question is, did you call the manufacturer and ask them about your problem?


    That would be my first step. You could have spider/dabbers in the line or plugging the jets. You could be trying to use  HP set up on a LP system, I have learned that one the hard way.  BUT if you had a month old Corvette, would you ask GM or the guys on a website when it doesn't run right? Try them first, we could well break your warranty trying to help.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015
  3. lonestarmedic

    lonestarmedic Smoke Blower

    A plain needle valve will not cause any of those problems. It is simply an adjustable flow orifice. I would say you have regulator or burner issues. Flame out back of burner sounds like a clogged burner tube. Variable temps sound like a pressure variation.


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