Yes, the latest equipment casualty is the hood fan. Of course living in a small town means finding a 1 hp capacitor start motor anywhere is impossible. And most of the over night services don't deliver here on the weekends. So, if the store 3 hours away has one, I may be able to get it tomorrow morning.
Then comes the exorbitant install fee. I may just do it myself, except for two things. There is a youth soccer tournament in town which we know from experience books up nearly every available hotel room and fills up many of the restaurants. The bridge will also be partially closed this afternoon for its grand opening parade. So, just when the soccer moms are trying to get their kids into town, well you get the picture.
In other words my time is limited today, we'll be busy as hell and tomorrow I may be too exhausted to put in the motor and do the prep.
Just got word that the motor will be here tomorrow morning. You'll love what I'm going to do for today. Last night I pulled the whole fan assembly from the duct so we now have essentially a chimney, which should draw some. Today I'm going to put in a 20 inch household fan and run a loooooong extension cord up to the roof.
I'm scheduled to go out of town Sunday-Tues. We'll see how we stand after the next two days. And those two days are pretty much starting now at 9:07am because in addition to all the other crap I have to do I've got to get my long overdue tax paperwork to the accountant and he of course is just on the other side of the bridge so I need to do that before the festivities start. Then I've committed to appetizers for the bridge party and they're being picked up at noon And I have to send out our birthday greetings to our customers.
I'll let you know how our new smokehouse is going.