Smoking, temperature control

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by dubltrublkc, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. dubltrublkc

    dubltrublkc Newbie

    Anyone ever experiment with repurposing a treager control unit? I have two large home made vertical cookers. In very cold weather Below 32 degrees. I have had some trouble getting and keeping the temp up. for this I took two Bathroom fans some foil 6" duct and a 6" round duct flange and attached it to the damper on my fire box. I put the fans on a dimmer switch to control the air flow, this seemed to work well, though it took a bit to get it dialed in. I have been thinking about getting something temperature controlled to manage the fans. I see several options at varying prices. I see on amazon a replacement control unit for a traeger. I also see on line the wiring schematic.

    this shows the hookup for the worm, for the fan and for the igniter. I am wondering if I could use this and attach the fan control to my exiting fans, it is all ac. and just not connect \ use the ones for the igniter and worm. if this works would be easier, and cheaper than the DIY PID units.

  2. trippy

    trippy Smoke Blower

    Smoke Daddy Inc sells them too. I think they are a bit better then those. Price wise I don't know how well they compair. I used the Smoke Daddy in a cabinet build and it works great maintaining the temp within 5 degrees.

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