Drains will this work

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Drains will this work

Post by sailman » October 21st, 2021, 8:10 am

It's been a while since I posted but it's time for a refit on my gas grill. I know a lot of people think that a drain is unnecessary but in my case I believe one is needed. My grill sits beside an outbuilding most of its life and water collects in the bottom of the tank. When I 1st built this tank I wanted a drain but never gonna round to it so I got a question will this work or is it gonna be too small of a diameter?
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Re: Drains will this work

Post by Dirtytires » October 21st, 2021, 9:17 am

A 2" valve is usually recommended for grease and drippings as anything smaller tends to clog pretty easily. If water is your only concern, any size is fine.



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Re: Drains will this work

Post by sailman » October 21st, 2021, 9:47 am

Thanks



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Re: Drains will this work

Post by JKalchik » October 22nd, 2021, 8:25 am

<scratches head> While I might also agree that a drain is an awfully good idea, I think I'd be spending some time figuring out how to keep the rain out of the smoker to begin with. Any rainwater that drains down through it is gonna be pretty unpleasant, and I'd have to wonder about the added moisture contributing to things taking up residence.


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Re: Drains will this work

Post by sailman » October 22nd, 2021, 10:27 am

I think the water is getting in around the hinges at the top. I'm not sure how I could stop that because that is where the door opens. I think one more do with the drain issue is go with a 2" nipple and cut it in half with 2 caps 1 on each side because the grill is split down the center. This is so I can cook on a smaller surface and then open it up to use the entire grill top.
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Post by JKalchik » October 22nd, 2021, 11:22 am

Any chance of using some Nomex gasket around the lids?


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Re: Drains will this work

Post by sailman » October 22nd, 2021, 1:08 pm

That's very interesting I didn't know that something like that was out there I think I'll have to give it a try.



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