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Turftech

Help lang 36 patio

Bought used 2011 36 patio , can't get left side hot unless open door ,plus right side 100deg hotter.any help?
Eddie Z

With the cooker loaded or empty? Get a good bed of coals and rake them closer to the fire box door. Check to make sure the damper in the stack is physically open. Don't over load the fire box
Turftech

No food stack open. Use chimmeny coals 3 splits 2x14
Eddie Z

Add more wood when firing up to build a good bed of coals. I start with a chimney and about 6 to 8 splits. Keep everything wide open until there's a blazing fire. Close the doors but leave them unlatched to warm up your cooker. Latch the doors and adjust the dampers to where you want the temperature to be at. If your temp across the cooker is more than 20 you have an air flow issue. Try moving the coals around.
Turftech

That many splits for 36?

All vents open and stack even crack door I have 120 gal reverse flow don't have prob with.but I rather use lang.[/u]
Wood River BBQ Team

Re: Help lang 36 patio

Turftech wrote:
Bought used 2011 36 patio , can't get left side hot unless open door ,plus right side 100deg hotter.any help?


Turftech: I assume (just to be sure what we are talking about) by right side you mean the side by the fire box. That side is normally hotter but not by 100*. You've probably check this but could there be a obstruction under the reverse flow plate? Any reverse flow is a simple design -- the heat comes into the cook chamber under the plate, makes the turn and exits the chimney. Other than an obstruction, I'm at a loss to explain what's causing your problem.
Eddie Z

That is what I start out with. Then I add 1 or 2 splits every 45 minutes. When I order my wood I'll split each piece down to about the size of a 2x4. It burns down faster and better combustion. Do you have a warmer box on your 36?
Turftech

no warmer,

just fired it up again cant get left side up to 300 full chimney kingsford blue 4 8x2 splits of oak then added 12 x2 splits see if wasnt big enough fire. right side get up over 300 np but right front can be 20 to 30 deg hotter than right rear.at times left side be anywhere from 30-100 deg colder than left front now left rear cant be 20 deg hotter which i expect just dont understand right front being so hot my fire near door. using 4 maverick probes to measure temps all intakes open stack open and notice seems struggle getting fire going good. and even lose bed coals fast i did add another grate on top hold coals better. i also moved smoker to front as my back is surround by fence trees  if get better air flow had nose just up bit.
Midwest Freak

might be your wood  ? Is it seasoned and it does take the thick 1/4" steel to heat up good before the temps will level out side to side .
Turftech

If it my wood why right side get over 300 NP?
Wood River BBQ Team

Turftech: I have your exact model and I have none of your temperature problems and I don't know any reverse flow owner (Lang or otherwise) that has them either. Actually, my unit my not be set up exactly as yours. The bottom of my fire box is lined with fire bricks and covered with a sheet of alum foil (for easy ash clean up plus it also reflects heat). Both the fire box door and the cook chamber lid have a seal and are leak proof. I also have a chimney extension, which Lang feels is a good idea (heat is prevented from going direct to the top of the chamber and out the chimney and forced to flow over the grates) but not good enough to include as original equipment.

I've asked you this before -- do you have an obstruction under the RF plate?

On smaller cooks, all you have to worry about is the temperature at the product but if you fill the cook chamber the temp differance could be a problem but you could work around it by moving product but  that's a lot of unnecessary work. You need to solve the problem and I wish I could be of more help.
Turftech

Its clear nothing blocking.
Turftech

I have 120 gal reverse flow  with even temps both sides so I'm doin somthing right[/list]
Farmerpete

Have you checked to see if you have a faulty probe? Temperature sensors can become defective with excessive moisture. Is it possible a probe is faulty?
Turftech

Check many times
vandy

To be honest with you this sounds like you have a problem with the temp probes or the Maverik that you are using.  I have a Maverik also and the probes are junk and the temps read all over the place.  At present I am using the Termoworks ThermaQ and I get temps from 20 to 30 degrees different from one side to the other with my Lang 36 Hybrid Deluxe.  I would try a different thermometer before I would condemn the Lang.

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