Needle Valve needed...

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by jakesmith, May 29, 2008.

  1. jakesmith

    jakesmith Fire Starter

    I'm looking for a needle valve and I cant seem to find one around where I live. Propane dealers wont sell me one unless they install it (what kind of BS is that!!!) and hardware store dont carry anything like it. So I guess I'm going to have to go on-line. But I'm not sure what I should get. Any input would help?
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    HD, Lowes or any Hardware should have it, look in the plumbing dept.
  3. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    high performance (cars) stores might even have something. not sure of what you really want..
  4. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. jakesmith

    jakesmith Fire Starter

    I kept looking and found that same thing you did Terry. Does it have good control and are you able to turn the knob with ease.

    I did check all the plumbing dept in all the hardware stores (Lowes, Menards and local guys) none of them had a needle valve.

    I think I might get the one Terry suggested.
  6. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes sir, the valve has excellent control, you can turn it a 1/8 turn if you want too. It turns easily and really works well. [​IMG] I highly recommend it. [​IMG]
  7. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I bought them. one each for the 170,000 BTU burners on my brewery, see my avatar. They were at Home Depot in the copper pipe compression fitting section. They work very well too.
  8. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If you have a friend who works in a refinery, they have a way of coming out in a lunch pail. Damn good ones too.
  9. undrtakr24

    undrtakr24 Fire Starter

    Looks as though I'll be ordering one of those that BigArm suggested, cant beat the price...cheaper then you could make one with parts from Lowes or HD. I have a fatty in as I type and with the smoker as low as it goes and the propane opened just enough so the smoker gets gas, It reads 250-260.
  10. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

    I picked up a replacement valve and hose from a turkey fryer. All one unit and fit right in. No adapter fittings.....

    Love it but still getting use to the adjustments. Very touchy. I think I've got it. Well worth the price. I can drop the temp down to 100 to cold smoke bacon now.
  11. grillin_all_day

    grillin_all_day Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    if i might ask, where did yours up at? i'm going to look online, but don't know if i want to wait that long for delivery, lol
  12. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

    Picked it up at a local gas supply place.
    Check the location of places that fill tanks. They should have one.
  13. grillin_all_day

    grillin_all_day Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    thanks! found a place right down the road from my house.

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