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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:45 pm 
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Hi All,

I have recently bought a Hark Tri Fire. Does anyone have tips for cleaning the smoke chamber?

There is an decent amount of oily fat at the bottom of the smoke chamber, collecting at the fire box end. You can hear the fat sizzle during cooking. I'm conscience of not wetting any part of the inside chamber, I assume a simple wipe down with a dry rag will suffice?

That said, has anyone drilled a hole in the base and attached a tin can under? If so, would the hole affect air flow, temp, smoke, etc? (especially once i fit a tuning plate). I would have thought that the base of the smoking chamber should slope away from the fire box???

While I'm at it, here's another question for hark uses: What methods are others using to seal the hole at the chimney end (used for the spit)? I'm currently using heat resistant tape.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:51 pm 
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I wouldn't have thought the spit hole would let much in or out, but an easy fix would maybe be two pieces of metal with a hole in each, then hust a bolt and wingnut holding them against the hole? Blocks it and easy to undo for the spit.
Also, I wouldn't think a small hole to drain fats would make much difference either. But don't start drilling until others reply.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:12 am 
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Good idea re: spit hole. Ta


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:36 am 
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Also had a think, if you did drill a small hole to drain fats, if it didn't work out, a nut and bolt would fill/block the hole.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:28 pm 
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Hi All,

I have actually fitted an drain valve to the bottom of my Tri Fire...

Cost me all of $7 dollars from BUNNINGS.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:30 pm 
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http://www.bunnings.com.au/kinetic-20mm ... e_p4790276

The 20mm one of this one.

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Andrew.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:35 am 
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Good idea


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:50 pm 
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Hi ADP1805,

Do you have a photo as to where you located the valve and has it been useful? would you recommend it?


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