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Bill Rigsby

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About Bill Rigsby

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  1. Welcome, No I can not answer that, what is the run length? For an 80' run of 1/2" pipe the capacity is 75 MBH (M=1000 - B=BTU - H=HOUR) (1 MBH = 1,000 BTUs / Hr) So an 80' run of 1/2" pipe will provide 75,000 BTUs, minus loss for fittings. 5500' ain't Los Gatos, it's maybe 350?, I lived in San Jose for 20 years. You must have a home in the Sierras.
  2. My work is always "well above" code or what a Jack Wad plumber would do (speaking locally), as far as permits, the County can kiss my #$%, I only pay the ridiculous permit cost if the project will be noticeable such as the remodel I did. Sorry I do not work for a LP Gas Company so I have little knowledge about that specialty.
  3. How are these measured, or is that something the local propane people can do sorry but I am not very well versed on this aspect of propane.
  4. By that I assume you mean water column (WC), which is not stated on the regulator, as it is adjustable?
  5. I am currently running a gas line from my home propane tank around 3 sides of the house to my grilling / smoking (and home-brew) stations. I have one more stick to be cut and threaded tomorrow. I am not sure but will the main tank regulator be good enough, or will I have to continue to use the " tank" regulators also? I am sure someone has done this around here.
  6. I have a Napolean portable grill, lately it has been popping, hissing, and going out. I noticed one of the 3 ceramic plates is cracked (probably from transporting). Would this cause an issue like this or should I look elsewhere?
  7. I recently moved and now have a home with a large propane tank I want to ditch the bottle. Here is the new view I am stuck looking at while grilling...... Question is, the home tank has a regulator, and the bottle has a regulator. Coming from the large tank regulator with black pipe, do I still need the old tank regulator also? Thanks
  8. Read about these on the BBQ Brethren Forum (Fear The Pig), decided to give one a try. Put it in the CookShack with 2 chuncks of Hickory, set the probe, set temp for 275 and walked away for a couple of hours. Pulled it with an internal temp of 145, Let it rest for 15 minutes while I got the rest of Supper ready, Then sliced it up. Heres the spread. Sliced Tomatoes and Cucumbers drizzled with EVO and a dash of Italian Seasoning, Scalloped Potatoes and IPA, glass of Port for after and MEAT. They were right this is like butter, an excellant dinner.
  9. Very minimal smoke loss out the upper right corner, I understand this will subside after use. I have seen on the Cooksahck Forums some who have and have not the cycling issue.
  10. I have never posted a review, I have never had an item that I paid as much for and warranted a review, having said that, here it is..... Review of the SM025 Shipping Container was sturdy, foam packing kept the unit about 3” from the side of the carton, however this did not stop something protruding through the carton and slightly dinging the side of the unit. I would suggest a cardboard wrapping of the smoker as an extra layer of protection. Construction Most all of the unit was, as promised 304 stainless, the inside rails and grates, wood box and wood box cover are not, but this is not an issue as they will be soon coated with smoke residue. The fasteners may be stainless but are not 304 (they are now on mine). I think the extra cost would be minimal and for a unit that is stored out side, beneficial. These fasteners go through the outer stainless skin into a ferrous frame and the possibility for internal rust is present if the fasteners start to rust over time. The safety on the latch (which is now gone on mine) is a nuisance, a must for a home with children. It would be better if this were a no cost option (unless there is some regulation that requires it). Other than that it is built like a tank and should last a long time if not forever. A handle on the wood box (which I added) would be a nice touch, easier to pull out when HOT. Provide a permanent stainless drip pan, I do not even see a need to supply a disposable tin pan. Operation Temperature control is OK, as with any thermostatically controlled device there will be some swing up and down. This unit seems to spend a bit of time cycling on and off to determine what it needs to do. It cycles on-off then goes to full on up to temp and cycles again. I have not measured the swing but it is there. (Possible update in the future). Temperature of the out side of the cabinet seems even side to side, my IR Thermometer would not read it due to the reflective sides so this was done by feel. Overall This is a bullet proof machine, could use a few tweaks to make it better, Tighter temperature control, 304 stainless fasteners, wood box handle, permanent drip pan. I see no regrets and it may well last a lifetime (I am 52). On a scale of 1-5.... 4.75 Now off to check on my smoked Meatloaf!!
  11. Yeh it got here, after a 2 week wait, noticed a big rip in the carton, I was bummed. Pulled it out was not bad, afew samll dings and abrashions. Still I had to call, First test of Customer Service. Excellant they tracked the order, then told me that even though it was drop shipped from the Shack, the shipping account was with Yard and Pool. So I contacted them, they are sending me a set of the two separate side racks that will hold 3 grill shelves and a rib rack for my inconvience! I did not want to send it back and wait again so not bad.
  12. Yeh it got here, after a 2 week wait, noticed a big rip in the carton, I was bummed. Pulled it out was not bad, afew samll dings and abrashions. Still I had to call, First test of Customer Service. Excellant they tracked the order, then told me that even though it was drop shipped from the Shack, the shipping account was with Yard and Pool. So I contacted them, they are sending me a set of the two separate side racks that will hold 3 grill shelves and a rib rack for my inconvience! I did not want to send it back and wait again so not bad.
  13. Finally did it, ordered the CookShack 025, 1-2 week delivery, replacing my Masterbuilt and I use "Master" loosly. I should have no regrets, Thanks Smokie Okie for the suggestion!
  14. The last HOO-RAA of my MES - 18lbs. before smokin, Does anyone else have the problem of "eating wil'st pullin"? Dang this is like a drug!! Bill
  15. The last HOO-RAA of my MES - 18lbs. before smokin, Does anyone else have the problem of "eating wil'st pullin"? Dang this is like a drug!! Bill