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I want a smoker so bad but I would have to get an electric because of being on O2. They will not even let me use my gas grill anymore. :cry11::cry11:
 

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I have been using an "Smoke-it II" brand electric smoker for several years now and love it. It is one of the older units with just an analog on and off temp sensor with a few degrees temperature swings like a standard kitchen oven, so what? No PID controller electronics to eventually have to mess with. I am still using the original T-Stat and heater element. I smoke everything at 225'. "Set it and forget it" till my external wireless beeper goes off measuring IT to go out and check my chunk of meat. It does have a temp limit of about 250', which is a little low for chicken skin searing but other than that I have zero complaints with it or the products I produce out of it. It sits protected from the rain under the overhang of my deck and is a SS box so I have no corrosion. Good luck to you.
 

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I want a smoker so bad but I would have to get an electric because of being on O2. They will not even let me use my gas grill anymore. :cry11::cry11:
They are not wrong.

O2 itself isn't flammable, but when it seeps into items that do burn (hair, clothing, etc.), it increases the flammability of those items almost beyond belief. O2 saturated cloth can be almost explosively ignited with sparks (I've personally seen this demonstrated).

Stay safe. :drunk2:
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They are not wrong.

O2 itself isn't flammable, but when it seeps into items that do burn (hair, clothing, etc.), it increases the flammability of those items almost beyond belief. O2 saturated cloth can be almost explosively ignited with sparks (I've personally seen this demonstrated).

Stay safe. :drunk2:
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Yep. I will not even try sharpening my swords because of the sparks. Some day I will find a cheap electric smoker and grill.
 

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I want a smoker so bad but I would have to get an electric because of being on O2. They will not even let me use my gas grill anymore. :cry11::cry11:
This one is charcoal, but you have light it, and then it runs like a pellet smoker/grill it has a hopper to add your charcoal and wood chips. I understand being on O2. My mother is also, she lite this one, but she still smokes like a freight train. It is called a Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560. They make 2 bigger ones, but it's just me and my wife, didn't need a big one.
 

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Keep an eye our Craigs List. I have seen some real bargains in the Tulsa area. People get them then loose interest because they do not know to smoke till it is tender, think they are drying stuff out and make the meat tough because of taking off too early. Good luck to you.
 

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I understand being on O2. My mother is also, she lite this one, but she still smokes like a freight train.
IMO, you should try to caution her if possible. My oldest brother died of COPD, and still smoked as long as he could. He actually blistered his face once by lighting a cigarette while on O2 (using a nasal cannula).
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IMO, you should try to caution her if possible. My oldest brother died of COPD, and still smoked as long as he could. He actually blistered his face once by lighting a cigarette while on O2 (using a nasal cannula).
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Idiot I knew years ago was on O2, tried to lite his cig off his gas stove.
 

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IMO, you should try to caution her if possible. My oldest brother died of COPD, and still smoked as long as he could. He actually blistered his face once by lighting a cigarette while on O2 (using a nasal cannula).
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My wife and I and my sister have all told her, but she doesn't listen. When father was still at the house, fell asleep with a cigarette in his mouth with his oxygen on, and thank God it only burnt the hose and his chest hair off. He was lucky. Shortly after that, we had to put him in a nursing home.
 
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