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Custom Pellet Cabinet Build Question (grease fires)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27 14 7:59 am    Post subject: Custom Pellet Cabinet Build Question (grease fires) Reply with quote

I am building a large, custom pellet smoker (similar to a traeger Com-200)

I am trying to reduce the possibility of grease fires as much as possible.

the heat source will be 3 firepots in the bottom of the cabinet. A few inches above the firepots will be a heat deflector made from 1/4" steel. A few inches above that will be a large grease tray that will be made from 12 gauge steel. The grease tray will catch the grease and it will exit to the rear of the cabinet.

Looking for any suggestions, input, advice on the best way to eliminate grease fires. Obviously keeping a clean pit is key, but would appreciate any other ideas/suggestions.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29 14 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fireman_pete, if you had a pic of these firepots it would help my imagination some. Before I suggest something I need to see what I am up against.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29 14 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a picture of a single firepot. The unit I am building will have 3 of these, side by side.



k.a.m. wrote:
fireman_pete, if you had a pic of these firepots it would help my imagination some. Before I suggest something I need to see what I am up against.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29 14 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fireman_pete, you could place a 1" bridge around the hole. This would keep any grease that reached the pot out of the hole.
I hope this helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02 14 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a FEC100, and it has the single pot. I thnk the heat from the three pots will casue the grease to reach an unsafe temp, unless the distance is great enough to difuse the heat.

What if you off set the fire pots the way they do in the FEC120. There is no way for a grease fire in those. I have not had a full blown grease fire yet, but know of others who have even with the single pots.


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