INSTALLATION/SAFETY INFORMATION: READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS USER’S GUIDE COMPLETELY BEFORE INSTALLING OR USING THIS PRODUCT!!
WARNING: KEEP YOUR CONTROL DRY!! Allowing the control to get wet can cause damage to its electronics and/or make it operate incorrectly, causing a hazardous condition.
WARNING: FIRE HAZARD, BURN HAZARD!! Even quality electronics can fail CAUSING THE BLOWER TO RUN CONSTANTLY, RESULTING IN EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURES! Power Draft Blowers can get the pit temperature higher than natural draft. Use extra caution in opening the pit and determining blower placement. Always inspect the probe wires for damage which can cause the blower to run constantly causing the pit to become excessively hot.
WARNING: FIRE HAZARD, BURN HAZARD!! FLAMES, SPARKS, AND LIT EMBERS CAN EXIT ANY OPENING ON THE PIT CAUSING FIRE!! Keep the pit located a safe distance away from flammable objects including buildings, walls, solvents, cars, fuel, wood piles, furniture, etc. and use caution when opening the pit. An ember that has fallen or is ejected from the pit can be blown by a light wind into a garage or other structure, debris field, woods, or grass field and cause fire. Have a fire extinguisher and water supply available near the pit. If the pit is used on a wooden or combustible surface such as a wooden deck, place the cooker on a non-flammable pad intended for this purpose.
WARNING: FIRE HAZARD, BURN HAZARD!! Even quality electronics can fail and cause the temperature to read incorrectly. Use a redundant dial thermometer as a backup temperature sensor to verify the control’s reading of the pit temperature.
WARNING: SMOKE CAN COMBUST WHEN OXYGEN IS INTRODUCED AND PRODUCE SEVERE BURNS!! ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN OPENING THE LID OR DOOR OF THE PIT.
WARNING: PIT FIRES CAN OCCUR WHEN LIQUIDS ARE SPILLED OR WHEN SURFACES INSIDE THE COOKER REACH THE IGNITION TEMPERATURE OF FATS!! Never pour or toss water directly into a fat fire. Reduce the temperature by cooling the fire in the firebox with a water spray. Close the cooking chamber door and the firebox while it is steaming to smother the fire. Repeat this procedure as necessary to get the pit fire under control.
NOTE: Pit fires can be largely avoided if the pit is kept clean and free from fat buildup during or between cooks. Changing drip trays during a cook cycle helps keep flammable fats in the pit to a minimum. Keep cooking temperatures low enough to avoid ignition.
WARNING: THERE ARE HOT SURFACES ON ALL PARTS OF THE COOKER BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER COOKING!! Wear protective clothing when tending the pit, attempting to extinguish a fire, or dumping a firebox in a proper ash receptacle. Be ready to call your local fire company in the case of an emergency situation.
CAUTION: Fire danger is always present even in the best conditions. Continuously perform safety precaution procedures.
WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD, HIGH VOLTAGE!! The power supply for this product is plugged into a 120 or 240 VAC Mains. THIS VOLTAGE CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. KEEP THE POWER SUPPLY AWAY FROM WATER AND OFF OF THE GROUND. NEVER TOUCH THE POWER SUPPLY IF IT GETS WET.