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Looking for some ideas or for some advice for a dehydrator Answered

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looking for some help Im not sure how to do the setup

The materials I have....

-mini BBQ
-small space heater


please help maybe draw a sketch , the winner wins the first batch of beef jerky hahaha

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diyoutdoorsman (author)2011-07-12

You will probably need to keep the heater in its upright position. Most modern electric heaters have a a safety switch that turns the heater off if it gets knocked over. A better solution might be to not use the old grill but rather line a cardboard box with aluminum foil and place the heater either inside the box or pointing into it.

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Kiteman (author)2011-07-10

Have you got any measurements? Specifically, would the heater fit inside the barbecue?

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lothar1511 (author)Kiteman2011-07-10

the heater would fit but im worried it would overheat causeing a short or worse a FIRE!!

I was thinking of adding some duct but i dont have the tools to cut a hole in the bbq

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Kiteman (author)lothar15112011-07-10

Drill holes in the bottom, and let heated air rise into the barbecue?

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lothar1511 (author)Kiteman2011-07-10

I thought of that should take the shell off ( plastic ) Im worried that the plasic would melt

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