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Unread 05-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Installing the BBQ Guru Pit Viper on WSM - Video

I installed my Pit Viper fan on the the Weber Smokey Mountain this afternoon. I'm not 100% sure this method is going to work out perfectly but we'll find out soon. The Weber adapter did not fit the shape of the WSM as much as I had hoped it would, but I think this installation is probably going to work fine as long as my tape on the inside of the smoker holds up. Even if it does not hold up, I think it will be fine anyway...

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You did a great job on the video. Not sure why yours didn't fit correctly though. Mine is about 1 yr or so old and it fit just fine.

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why in the world did it take so much engineering to get it to fit right? Was it the wrong adapter?
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I dunno.. maybe it fits the 22.5 better than the 18.5... I could only make the adapter fit flush on one side so I used the tape to seal it up on both sides...
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Is it possible that I have the wrong adapter?
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I dunno anything about the Guru but it seems like it should fit better than that. Your tape will probably do the job but it seems like you're going to have to replace it from time to time. I'd e-mail them a link to that video and see if that's how it's supposed to be.
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I dunno anything about the Guru but it seems like it should fit better than that. Your tape will probably do the job but it seems like you're going to have to replace it from time to time. I'd e-mail them a link to that video and see if that's how it's supposed to be.
Good idea... I just did that. I'll wait for a response.

Looking at the parts, I can understand why its not fitting flush on both sides. I just thought the WSM adapter would be designed to make a better fit than that.
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After 48 hours I have not received a response to my question for tech support on this. Is that normal for BBQ Guru?
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Nice job on the video.

I never had any issues setting up the WSM adapter on the 18" or 22" bullets.

Lose the tape and go with stainless plugs instead. The look is cleaner, tighter and are easier to R&R than tape.







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I dunno.. maybe it fits the 22.5 better than the 18.5"
Winner, winner, Chicken Dinner. That is the correct answer. Same size Guru adapter, different sized spherical radius. The smaller one is more curved, the bigger one is more flat.
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Winner, winner, Chicken Dinner. That is the correct answer. Same size Guru adapter, different sphere radius.
That's what I figured... I have it installed and it's doing fine so far so I'm still simply STOKED to have it :)
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That's what I figured... I have it installed and it's doing fine so far so I'm still simply STOKED to have it :)
I think you did a great job, JMS.
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What did they hit you for that? Do you have a link?
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What did they hit you for that? Do you have a link?
Here you go.
http://www.thebbqguru.com/products/S...tor-Mount.html

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Thanks a lot!
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