New Ok Joe Highland not enough air to burn the wood.

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Re: New Ok Joe Highland not enough air to burn the wood.

Postby k.a.m. » Wed May 16, 2018 2:56 pm

I replied to your P.M. smokemymeats.
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Re: New Ok Joe Highland not enough air to burn the wood.

Postby smokemymeats » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:09 pm

Well, it was apparently the dryer vent mode on the smoke stack. I removed it and now my logs burn when the firebox is closed.
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Re: New Ok Joe Highland not enough air to burn the wood.

Postby Srobin1023@gmail.com » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:56 pm

Hey when you say it was apparently the dryer vent mode on the smoke stack. What exactly does that mean im having the same issue.
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Re: New Ok Joe Highland not enough air to burn the wood.

Postby GTR » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:13 am

Srobin1023@gmail.com wrote:Hey when you say it was apparently the dryer vent mode on the smoke stack. What exactly does that mean im having the same issue.


The "dryer vent mode" is pretty simple. You use a hardware store dryer vent to extend the stack to grate level. It draws the smoke out at grate level rather than heat and smoke riding the top of the smoker to the stack exit.

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Re: New Ok Joe Highland not enough air to burn the wood.

Postby GTR » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:37 pm

GTR wrote:
Srobin1023@gmail.com wrote:Hey when you say it was apparently the dryer vent mode on the smoke stack. What exactly does that mean im having the same issue.


The "dryer vent mode" is pretty simple. You use a hardware store dryer vent to extend the stack to grate level. It draws the smoke out at grate level rather than heat and smoke riding the top of the smoker to the stack exit.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-to-4-HVAC-ve ... Sw6XBdJh5S

the link shows the piece needed.



My bad on the vent. The Ok. Joe Highland has a side exhaust. My old Ok. Joe has a top exhaust with an extension 4-5" down. With the side exit it would require a flex pipe. Either a true dryer vent tube or a flexible exhaust tube.
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Re: New Ok Joe Highland not enough air to burn the wood.

Postby dbNfrisco » Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:00 pm

I put a fan about 18” from the side vent to maintain airflow. Makes a huge difference.


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Re: New Ok Joe Highland not enough air to burn the wood.

Postby DJTHEMAC » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:40 pm

I'm having the same issues with my OKJ highlander. I tried to message you KAM but it says I don't have access to that feature. Can you please try to message me ? Thanks
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Re: New Ok Joe Highland not enough air to burn the wood.

Postby strength_and_pow » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:03 pm

Google BBQ smoker calculator. You will then enter either the firebox dimensions or the cook chamber dimensions and it will spit out what size cook chamber your firebox can support or what size firebox your cook chamber needs. It will also tell you smokestack length and diameter, firebox to cook chamber opening size and air inlet size. You can then compare what it says to what you have and then decide how to proceed.


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