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  1. So yeah apparently they can melt at higher heat. My vent door block with the plastic in it melted after trying to shut down at about 650F. I don't have an ash pan/catcher in mine, because it's an older one that didn't come with that, and I'm using the more open fire grate/basket, so maybe more heat is getting down there. I even tested it some again when I only had it at about 450 trying to shut it down, and the vent block gets so hot I have to use a glove and tool to touch it, so still worried about it melting on me even at lower temps. I really don't think using plastic in the thing was a good idea. That being said, there are a number of others who have used it at higher temps too, and there's have been fine.
  2. Make sure you're near the router when you're first setting it up. Shouldn't have to be super close, but just plug it in to a wall outlet in the same room or something. Be sure you're connecting your phone to the iKamand's wifi network that it makes itself like it says in the instructions, not to your own home network. Once you're connected to the iKamand wifi, then put in your wifi login info exactly, making sure it's all correct. If your router has separate 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks, name them something different and have them separate and then just use the 2.4ghz one for the ikamand.
  3. I was kind of curious about that too, was wondering if any of the plastic would end up melting or anything. I guess we'll see.
  4. I made a first impression video of the iKamand unit, and had a request to show more of the app. So I made another video getting detailed with the app.
  5. My iKamand seals pretty good on the bottom vent. When I shut it down last night no smoke came out of the bottom iKamand vent. There was actually a bit of smoke forcing its way out at the daisy wheel vent on top of the grill, but nothing on the bottom vent that I saw.
  6. Here you go! I made a video showing a how-to, demo, tour of the app for you
  7. You can pop out the iKamand (the black plastic box) from the little black push tabs, then pull it out. Then you just put the blocker plate in its place. Then you can slide the door like the old one, and it functions the same as the old manual sliding door. Go to 1:46 in my video and you can see what I'm talking about.
  8. I'll try to figure out a good way to do that. Will need to show the app somehow.
  9. I did a little video of my first impressions of the iKamand I received, installed, and used today. Overall so far it works well. I got finished about an hour ago with my first cook with it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kcnd3DLrLA
  10. Looks like that Vision B series at Sam's is on sale for $399. If it were me, out of those choices I think I would maybe go with that, unless you can find a good deal on the Pit Boss (sometimes they're cheaper at some Costco's in store, and even have been on sale at times). The Pit Boss is larger than the Vision, depending on what size you want.
  11. I've never used one, but it's cast aluminum and not as thick, so should be more conductive and probably wouldn't hold heat as well. Would probably use more charcoal in the winter too. Not sure how big a difference it would be.
  12. Yup, Amazon is a fine place to buy KJ stuff.
  13. I had to stick mine on top of a chicken sit to get it to bend to fit.
  14. Thinking of buying or maybe making some sort of grill canopy/gazebo to somewhat cover the grill and table it's in from rain so I can cook any time. What are you guys using for something along these lines?
  15. I went and got 4 bags today. I'll try to try it out soon and come back and give my thoughts on it. Just needs to stop raining here first.
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