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Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,969
edited 9:50AM in EggHead Forum
This got lost a little while back. Would you let me know?

http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1076270&catid=1
Judy in San Diego

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,747
    Judy,

    There is a damper in the barrel of the tube that comes out of the blower. If you look at it from the open end you should close it to a quarter moon shaped opening. If you don't it will be like having the lower vent open an inch or so and you will not be able to maintain low temps. Let me know if you see what I mean and if you don't I'll try and find one and take a pic.

    Steve.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,969
    Yes, I see exactly what you meant with the aid of a flashlight. The crescent shapes looking into the tube correspond to the marks on the reverse side of the sliding damper.

    So with the top mark only just showing, the damper is mostly closed with a very small crescent moon with one side convex, kind of like a marquise shape of a diamond, and that's what I want for low and slow, right?

    The shape gets bigger as I slide the damper out to the fourth mark, which leaves the damper wide open. Correct?

    That bugger was really grimy with grease and I I cleaned it up a bit. Would never have noted that without this post,
    Judy in San Diego
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,747
    Judy,

    I never noticed any marks but I am not very observant. 1/4 moon shape on the damper you'll be fine. It will keep puffing air until it gets up to temp. My first cook with one left me totally perplexed but the controller can't cool.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    You have it Judy. Any time you have your temps climbing with the guru in that's the first place to check
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,747
    And here I thought that was going to be an insult

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    It was but I was hit with a wave of kindness :kiss: :ohmy:
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,747
    And sympathy no doubt

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,969
    There are four black markers on reverse slide of the damper slide. You must have noticed then at one time or another, but almost impossible to see when the Guru is set up. You see it better when it's in your hand.

    It's obvious you two guys love each other dearly. Why else would the teasing be so fresh and witty?
    Judy in San Diego
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,747
    That rodent? You must be kidding!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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