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Smoke in the attic?

My wife smelled the "grill smell" in our closet.. Turns out, I had added some lump to a cook while the Egg was under our porch.. I guess all the initial smoke/VOCs went up into the perforated holes on the soffit.. Checked the attic and it was a bit hazy and smelled like smoke.

I've got the garage attic entrance open with a couple of fans blowing in the attic.. Hopefully that does the trick.

Anyone else dealt with this?
LBGE
MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,588
    I have had "Toys in the Attic"  :))
                                                                        
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  • CAT SellerCAT Seller Posts: 205
    Tell your wife that you did it on purpose to discourage bat nesting.
    If it ain't a CAT, it's a dog!!! 2 LBGE's & BGE Backyard Chef Edition Cart
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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    Tell your wife that you did it on purpose to discourage bat nesting.
    LOL..

    Well, everything seems fine.. Went and bought a carbon monoxide monitor - not sure why we didn't have one already - and it's saying there's none in the air.  Attic is much less smoky after running the fans and leaving the garage entry open.

    Lesson learned.
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    what temp do you cook bat too
    Cookin in Texas
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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    I could always say I was attempting a large scale cold smoker, amirite?
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
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  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 880
    boatbum said:
    what temp do you cook bat too
    Ozzy just eats them raw like oysters.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
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  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 451
    If you've got any varmints up there they should consider themselves "warned" :))
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    Can you spatchcock a bat? maybe as an appetizer. On a serious note - I would find a solution to stop the smoke infiltration. It will leave a persistent odor, at some point you may be selling your house and a house inspector crawling around - thinking there had been a fire.
    Cookin in Texas
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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    edited July 2013
    boatbum said:
    Can you spatchcock a bat? maybe as an appetizer. On a serious note - I would find a solution to stop the smoke infiltration. It will leave a persistent odor, at some point you may be selling your house and a house inspector crawling around - thinking there had been a fire.
    I'm thinking it was a one time thing based on the volume of smoke that came out of the Egg under the porch.. I had moved the Egg under the porch covering to shield it from potential rain while leaving the house and didn't move it back out when adding the lump.. I don't believe it's ever happened otherwise.

    But you bring up a good point.  I probably need to find a way to air it out some more.
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
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