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RalphM

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Bella Air Pump - Water Resistant?
« on: January 15, 2021, 04:23:19 PM »
Wondering if the Bella air pump can stand some rain.  Anyone have any experience?

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Re: Bella Air Pump - Water Resistant?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 10:07:14 AM »
I checked with Steve and he said the pump is not designed to handle rain.  He suggests placing a bucket over it.  I might add that adding a gap between the rim of the bucket and the smoker or cutting in some holes at the base to aid in air flow would be advantageous. Hope this helps.
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Re: Bella Air Pump - Water Resistant?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 11:29:49 AM »
Thanks for the reply Old Sarge,
I'll be modifying a small plastic storage container to add some resistance to the rain.  Drilling some holes for ventilation, etc.  I've done that for my Auber and it works well.

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Re: Bella Air Pump - Water Resistant?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 04:38:19 PM »
Good plan!
David from Arizona
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CS 066 (retired to my son's home)
Lodge Sportsman Grill
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Ducane Meridian 42 inch Grill
LEM MaxVac 1088A
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Chef's Choice 665 and Rival Slicers
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