Grease drain on Oklahoma Joe

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Grease drain on Oklahoma Joe

Post by elgot » July 2nd, 2016, 4:30 pm

I just took possession of an old OJ Longhorn and will be adding the deflector plates, door gaskets and door clamp.

The cooking chamber has a hole for the grease drain......as careful as I am being to retain heat everywhere else should this opening not be sealed with some sort of ball valve or something? Is this not necessary?



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Re: Grease drain on Oklahoma Joe

Post by Rodcrafter » July 2nd, 2016, 8:55 pm

Sure it should be sealed


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Re: Grease drain on Oklahoma Joe

Post by Big T » July 2nd, 2016, 10:03 pm

:yth:


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Re: Grease drain on Oklahoma Joe

Post by Dirtytires » July 2nd, 2016, 11:29 pm

A grease drain is a luxury. I ran for 10 years without one and just put a cookie sheet in the bottom of the chamber. (For the record, my wife was not happy her cookie sheets were always missing.) My point.....weld it shut as heat is more important than grease.



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Re: Grease drain on Oklahoma Joe

Post by markp » July 19th, 2016, 8:26 am

I plugged mine with a wad of paper the first time I used it last Sunday .I think I will look into something more permanent like a clean out adapter.



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Grease drain on Oklahoma Joe

Post by Frank_Cox » July 20th, 2016, 8:54 pm

Yep, wad some foil up in it for now.


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Re: Grease drain on Oklahoma Joe

Post by whtsmoke » June 13th, 2017, 7:36 pm

I looked and measured that darn hole thinking about what I could find to plug it up but yet maybe make so it could still be used if wanted, I came up with all kinds of ideas and when i was spaced out i thought you stupid idiot you have a metal lathe setting there and all kinds of aluminum round stock just turn one down with a cap on the end and drop it in place.



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