pvc

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by areallynicegirl, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Is pvc (any kind, black or white) ok to use for cold smoking? As in to go from smoke generating box to cold box. I can use something else if I need to, I just happen to have black pvc here that hubby brings home from work?
     
  2. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    If you are truly cold smoking (no heat generation at all) I don't see why it wouldn't work. If you are "cold smoking" with heat (say at 160 degrees) then I wouldn't use it. Most plastic pipes are only rated for around 150 degrees. Dryer duct is a good cheap choice that is rated for higher temps. You can get a 10' section for $10. 
     
  3. Oh wow, I didn't know it was that cheap! So the pvc would work if you were doing one of those amzn trays? would a hot plate make too much heat? I was just curious, I may see if my dad has some dryer hose in the shop, that's the kind of thing he tends to squirrel away :)
     
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    The amazen products still generate heat so if you have plastic too close to them they will melt (I have first hand experience with this). 
     
  5. Oh dear. :fire:
     

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