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Pit Viper - leave on or take off after cook?

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    Pit Viper - leave on or take off after cook?

    For those that have Pit Vipers or other fans - do you always leave the fan installed on your grill when not using or remove and place for each use? I keep my grill covered but it’s definitely not 100% waterproof.

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    I always take it off. Ive learned the hard way with other stuff its not worth forgetting about it and having it get wet

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      #3
      My cooker is under a roof but I think I killed my old fan by leaving it on so now I take off my new one to avoid heat damage. If I thought I could leave it on and just close the vent I probably would.
      Last edited by Attjack; April 28, 2020, 01:24 PM.

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        #4
        I have one on my 22 and 26" kettles. I leave them on. The cookers do live under a large covered patio. I also don't use individual cooker covers. My oldest Pit Viper fan has been on my 22 for over two years now. No issues to date.

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          #5
          I always take mine off. Feels safer that way.

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            #6
            I take it off.

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              #7
              Using the Auber 2615 control unit with 10cfm fan. I leave the whole contraption attached except battery&adapter unit. It’s under a roof on patio but close to edge. Gets a little wet on occasion but no issues.

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                #8
                Off. High heat and humidity here in south Texas dictates all electronics come inside and safely put to bed.

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                • rkleinknecht
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                  Hard to argue with that logic. At the same time, I’m in southwest FL and it’s hot/humid everyday. I have zero science to back me up, but having done it both ways I’ve had no adverse results leaving outside, as long as out of direct sun/rain (much like pool, irrigation controls). I think the condensation from hot/cool, in/out can take a toll too. Freezing temps are a different story

                #9
                Thanks, everyone. I will probably just keep inside with the fireboard to be on the safe side. I also hadn't thought about the freezing temps (I am in Ohio).

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