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Smoke in garage

Winter sucks in ct, been workin on a good setup for garage. But between the high top propane heater and twoeggs going it would get a little smokey. A friend of mine that owns a hvac company and he made me a hood with a fan that solved the problem. Here's some pics

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    The pics!
    Dunedin, FL
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 399
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  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 399
    They should be up now
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,666
    Nice...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    That's pretty sweet.
    Dunedin, FL
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,551
    yzzi said:
    That's pretty sweet.
    My sentiments exactly!  I hope you have a Carbon Moe detector in there just to be safe though!  do you have a door open?
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 399
    Yea happy with it no more smoke or fumes now I know it's a hangover next day
  • LoosemooseLoosemoose Posts: 295
    edited January 2014
    Make sure you provide a way to "make up" fresh air for what you are exhausting. Crack the door or window a bit.
    Nowhere Indiana
  • I need one of those babies inside the house! :D
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  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 399
    Yea keep door open half way
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,112
    edited January 2014
    I know this will sound like a wet blanket but I hope you have hard wired CO2 and fire detector alarms inside your home for safety sake PLUS you let your home owner's insurance company know this! I believe that Dizzy Pig's Chris lost his home due to an ember that popped out of his egg while grilling in his garage. You can flame me if you wish, but some other eggers may not have a HVAC buddy to do professional work like you did and will try to just wing something by themselves!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 399
    Yea safety first it's a detached garage and have a co detector
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,353
    RRP, I was cooking in the driveway 10 feet from my garage and an ember blew into the garage and burned down the house. Just wanted to clear that up. Cooking IN the garage is a bit more of a risk ;)

    The screens that have come out since then help a great deal. But my comfort level has changed for sure. If I cooked in the garage, I would be there every second there was a fire in the cooker.

    It sure happens fast. 

    The exhaust system looks great. Safe cookin!!
    Chris


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  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,112

    RRP, I was cooking in the driveway 10 feet from my garage and an ember blew into the garage and burned down the house. Just wanted to clear that up. Cooking IN the garage is a bit more of a risk ;)

    The screens that have come out since then help a great deal. But my comfort level has changed for sure. If I cooked in the garage, I would be there every second there was a fire in the cooker.

    It sure happens fast. 

    The exhaust system looks great. Safe cookin!!
    Chris


    Thanks for clearing that up, Chris! BTW HappY New Year to you, buddy! I still buy your rubs like crazy, but fro my dealer Hearth & Patio in Peoria, IL. I feel that way I am supporting BOTH of you!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,353
    Yep Ron. Whoever you buy it from, it's all good. Much appreciate.

    BTW, on the safety issue, a lot of restaurants use Eggs inside under hoods, and many folks on their screened porches and decks. Being aware and supervising is the key! I was inside for 15 minutes when that ember blew out….and it was windy. 

    Cheers
    Chris

    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
  • njlnjl Posts: 826
    Make sure you provide a way to "make up" fresh air for what you are exhausting. Crack the door or window a bit.
    Wouldn't that defeat the purpose (i.e. all that make up air is COLD) and running the exhaust fan would just turn the garage into outside temp?  I'm not saying allowing air to replace the expelled air isn't a good idea (or necessary)...just questioning whether you'd actually be gaining anything by doing this (unless you're avoiding the rain or snow).
  • allsidallsid Posts: 422
    Where in Ct?…  Just curious-
  • njl said:



    Make sure you provide a way to "make up" fresh air for what you are exhausting. Crack the door or window a bit.

    Wouldn't that defeat the purpose (i.e. all that make up air is COLD) and running the exhaust fan would just turn the garage into outside temp?  I'm not saying allowing air to replace the expelled air isn't a good idea (or necessary)...just questioning whether you'd actually be gaining anything by doing this (unless you're avoiding the rain or snow).


    Necessary is the correct word. You need oxygen to burn the egg and his heater. I don't know how "tight" the garage is but it could become an issue I'd guess.
    BTW I have worked as an HVAC service tech for over 20 years and I'm not saying this wont work but it does throw up red flags to me.
    Nowhere Indiana
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 399
    We use the fan on smokey cooks like wings, were always right there and with back door open the temp in garage is not freezing with heat on. Any long cooks are done outside
  • You should be fine jscarfo, enjoy the new setup.
    Nowhere Indiana
  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 2,304
    I like it!
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,127
    Carbon monoxide (CO) can be a silent, odorless, colorless killer so be careful. Not trying to rain on your parade, but folks here are just trying to watch out for fellow eggheads. 

    But that is a nifty setup! Nice to have buddies like that. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 842
    edited January 2014
    In a commercial hood the make up air is like a non powered vent that provides fresh air above the appliance, the negative pressure from the exhaust causes the fresh air flow. The idea of this is to minimize exhausting heated or air conditioned air. I am sure if you have a window open near the hood you would have a similar effect.

    Gerhard
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 399
    No we're properly ventilated thanks for all the concern I hope to be egging for many more years
  • Notify the Fire Department :), I would hate to have them come racing in with axes and hoses.
    True story my Dad vented the dryer at the house through a staircase in the breezeway. Yup, Fire Department showed up, scared my Mom. 
    Billy
    Wilson, NC
    Large BGE - Stoker II - Thermapen - 250 Cookbooks
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