Boyz Club Rulez wrote:I use a Chubby and I ran into the same problem. My two adjustments I made which fixed the problem. I also use a BBQ guru with fan.
1st - I set my temp on my guru about 15 degrees less than my desired temp.
2nd - This may seem silly but it worked. I found putting cold water in the water pan made the charcoal work harder to get up to temp. As it reached temp inside the chamber the water temp rose. As the temp of the water continued to rise it affected the temp inside the chamber causing a higher temp than wanted. I was consitantly running 240 to 250 with my guru set at 225. Hope it helps.
bmanMA wrote:I have been having the same problem with my extended Party - runaway temps. I posted on another thread about the heat diverter mashing the hinge-side firebox door gasket. It looks to me like I may have a leak at that point that may be contributing to my failure. I am going to (finally) notch out that corner of the heat diverter today and see if it helps. I have to coax the now very mashed gasket back into form.
I have said over and over, you have to slam the doors...really slam them when they are new.chrischandler71 wrote:I got a new Chubby a couple weeks ago. I seasoned it, and then did ribs the next day. I was having trouble with temp going up to 260 even with one vent closed, and the other about 3/16 open. I was having some smoke come from around door a little, so figured I had an airleak. I called BWS and the guy informed me to make sure I slammed door closed real hard. I thought maybe my door needed adjustment, but he told me the process they use at the factory to make sure door is seated well. I said okay, so then went outside to check my firebox door, and sure enough I was slamming, but not hard enough. the latch was on the right side of the roller, but not all the way against strike plate. So I slammed the door real hard, and sure enough it sealed that gasket up tight against the door, and the latch was in the right place. I have not had a chance to cook again on it, maybe this weekend for the 4th, but i feel certain that I did not have a good seal on first cook, and that I was getting air in from door to firebox.
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