propane thermostat

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by dysartsmoker, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. I have a walmart upright popane smoker have been reading on the forums that some of you have installed a thermostat. Can someone shead some lite on how and maybe some pics on how this was done. Interested in doing this to mine. I have trouble maintaining lower temps. in the summer months.


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  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Please foregive me, but I'm a little confused over the word Thermostat. Did you mean thermometer? If you meant thermometer, we have plenty of thread and posts on that subject. They are not very expensive, and they are really easy to install. Good luck my fellow smoker.
     
  3. I guess what i'm looking for is a way to convert the smoker to have a pilot light and a temp. control that will allow the burner to cut in and out.
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah rich......a thermostat...........hehe

    dysart........i am sure i read on here somewhere bout that very subject......

    maybe if not.......do a google search?
     
  5. Is there no way I can put a thermo coupler control [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]and a pilot lite to control the burner in my wal-mart upright
     
  6. There has to be a way I can set the temp at lets say 195 and have the burner cut in and out with a + - of 3 or 4 degrees F. Or am I dreaming?????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????
     
  7. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    SC
    some people have installed a sentry turkey fryer thermostat on their smoky mountain smokers...i have been wanting to do that as well

    i dont think its very hard to install

    and yes with this mod you will be able to set it at the temp you want and it will regulate it for you
     
  8. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    hmmmmmmmm......that link looks familar..............

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  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am building just such a control..and you have to have a pilot light or igniter and thermocouple saftey interlock for shutdown in event of pilot light or igniter failure, or yer building a bomb. I know of no way around this in a gas fired closed system.
    On edit: That does not necessarily mean there isn't such a thing.
     
  11. I will keep on looking for a answer[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. rite now it is -26c
     
  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  14. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes, your dreaming...........
    Install a needle valve and you'll be able to adjust your flame down to a flicker!
    Next time try to explain to us what your doing and exactly what you want, you may get more answers!! [​IMG]
     

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