I’ve seen that article and the videos and explicitly make sure I don’t add very much. I mean I’m talking like 10 pellets max. Should’ve shit it down when I saw all the smoke but holy cow it sounded like a frickin bomb went off.
My RT-700 just did that about mid-way through a cook. Sounded like a frigging bomb going off! I am much less comfortable leaving it unattended now. The fact that someone could be hurt from this is very alarming.
Generally this will be caused by too much fuel, pellets and not enough air flow for proper combustion and is mainly due to a dirty fire pot restricting the air flow from the fan or a slow running fan. You should never see this type of heavy whitish smoke coming from these pellet grills if so somethings wrong. The only smoke you should see is a thin blueish smoke coming from a pellet grill.My RT-700 just did that about mid-way through a cook. Sounded like a frigging bomb going off! I am much less comfortable leaving it unattended now. The fact that someone could be hurt from this is very alarming.
I just had this conversation with RT without a response. BTW it's around 28 degrees outside.
@sdynak I agree with your "poof" theory but it's not safe.My thoughts possibly the cooler temps preventing ignition with smoke building and then poof when it finally gets there after adding too many pellets. Just my thoughts.
I ran almost all day yesterday in low to mid 20's with no issue on the Bull on smoke/low. Only turned it up to 225 the last 2 hours. So just not sure why some might have issues and others not. I had not cleaned my pit since I had it but did today.
I would also add the importance of unplugging the grill when not in use.And you hear these people bragging on how they start up their grill from work, scary thought if it's on your deck or close to your house and if there's a malfuntion with no one around, how safe it that? Peronally, I never start it up without being able to keep an eye on it. From what I've read, these rare explosions typically happen during startup. Stay safe...
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