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Hobie21

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Smoker Unit
« on: June 23, 2010, 03:09:05 PM »

Does any one have any experience with a PaddleWheel smoke unit?
Ken  :o
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brockya

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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 04:37:51 PM »

No.
But if its any help the smoke unit from Hunter Systems is excellent,  but must run off 12 volts and is better with a small computer fan behind it, really makes 'loads a smoke'
Richard.
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Hobie21

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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 05:47:41 PM »

Thankyou for your advice Richard I have been looking at Hunter Systems. I must admit, I do like the PaddleWheel system as it comes with its own blower, only problem is, I have no history about it.  :-)
Ken
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StevenageMBC

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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 07:02:36 PM »

Mark's Model Bits Foggy...

Uses only water so no having to buy tons of smoke oil...

http://marksmodelbits.ieasysite.com/ecommerce_002.htm
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Hobie21

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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010, 12:02:58 PM »

I will be running a smoke unit up through a brass funnel connected to a Cheddar Proteus steam engine; question is - will the hot exhaust from the Proteus 'dry out' the steam from the 'smoker' and negate its affect?
Ken  %)
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StevenageMBC

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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 12:10:15 PM »

May I ask why you're running a smoke generator in a steam powered boat?  %)
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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 01:40:25 PM »

If it's gas or meths fired you won't get any visible smoke, just heat vapour.

Hobie21

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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2010, 12:03:01 PM »

Hi Guys,
Do you think it's a waste of time using any type of smoker with a steam engine? This is my first build so I'm ignorant about this subject. Any advice would be welcome. I spoke to Mark at marksmodelbits and he said steam would not work; that's why I thought of a oil/smoke unit. The steam engine exhaust emits only hot gasses no smoke.  %)
Ken
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gyronuts

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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2010, 07:51:09 PM »

I have just fitted a small "foggy" unit with variable spped fan and am most pleased with the results. Bill
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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 09:30:28 PM »

if you try to use a water vapour unit through a small pipe it wont work so unless you have room for the full size plastic pipe and the Proteus funnel pipe no go I am afraid i did see a life boat with a oil burner type that had it piped down a thin tube and it came out OK, just sail on cold days ,it then looks Smokey..

Peter
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Hobie21

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Re: Smoker Unit
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2010, 01:16:58 PM »

Thank you for your advice guys.
Ken  %%
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