Originally Posted by ssgross
was their recommendation for low pressure or high pressure? Also, what size line do you have going to the burner?
I have a 12 foot 3/8 id hose from a "Gas Plug" brand gas quick connect on my house running 11" water column propane (the pressure that runs normal household appliances.
The Texas smokers orifice wasn't drilled out as specified and I drilled it out, unfortunately I broke the valve and orifice when I reinstalled it. I made a eureka moment though.
Big yellow smoky flames mean that there is not enough air coming through the air shutter. While it was disassembled I realized that the air inlet under the damper is much bigger. I decided to try the burner without the damper installed with the Brewers hardware orifice, it runs very well. Wind produces a little yellow flame and sooting but it gets back under control pretty easily. I'll be adding a needle valve to the Brewers hardware orifice and can handle a little sooting.
Not sure no damper is the right long term solution. Will be bringing the damper into my shop to enlarge the openings.