Would this work as a valve?

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by sbhcom, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. fftwarren

    fftwarren Smoking Fanatic

    as a valve for what? its a gas valve so it would work for propane if thats what you askin
  2. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are you planning to use it as a needle valve to allow you to get your smoker to lower temps?  You may want to check out the one they sell at Bayou Classic Depot.  Sorry, I don't know how to add a hot link directly to their site.  Someone should come along shortly to direct you, or you can just Google it. 
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Indeed it is a valve, it should work. What are your intentions with it?
  4. mgnorcal

    mgnorcal Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    That's not what I've seen people use.  I don't think that's a needle valve, looks like it works more like a ball valve with a 90 degrees range of motion.

    A needle valve is needed if you want fine control to get a small flame.
  5. sbhcom

    sbhcom Newbie

    I want to use it as a valve to allow my smoker to get lower temps
  6. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Use the search feature and type in needle valve or go to the propane section of the forums and look for Mods/Modifications.  It'll give you and idea of the type of needle valve you need and the link where to purchase it.  Some of the guys there also provide a parts list for what you are trying to do.  Take care.....
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  7. sbhcom

    sbhcom Newbie

  8. sbhcom

    sbhcom Newbie

    Opps I just relized that it is a 1/4 and not an 1/8
  9. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes the "second one down" is a needle valve and that is what we use, but you can buy the same thing at Bayou Classic for $5, also I haven't seen any 1/8" needle valves, we use adapters to adapt the 1/4" to the 1/8" female on the regulator.

    There is some very good info in the propane section with parts lists and pics, just do a 'needle valve' search.

  10. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  11. sbhcom

    sbhcom Newbie

     ok, can i use this in a propane application?

    Per my chat with the supplier:

    Jennifer: I am checking that for you

    : thanks

    Jennifer: We are calling tech support to determine if this can be used with propane.   I will be back to you shortly. :)

    Jennifer: per the manufacturers tech. support it can be used with propane

    tony: just so I am clear..yes it can be used correct?

    Jennifer: Based on the material of construction and the Buna Orings, they said yes
  12. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You can get Needle vales at most hardware stores. Atleast around here you can.

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