You do not want to attach the tube to the billows. This is the area the billows gets freash air when you release it. If the tube is attached it will pull the fire/hot air into the billows and so long billows.
My smoker has an intake at about the middle of the bellows. This is separate from the hole the air comes out.
My smoker doesn't have a tube. It is about an inch plus to openings of one to the other.
This sounds about like mine.
I couldn't find what you're talking about. Which link is it under?
THe smoke I believe comes from the amount of matterial that is smoldering, not actually alive with flames. If you pump TOO much air into it it will be burning not smoldering. This will also be way too hot to be pumping into a hive.
I understand that you don't want flames but it doesn't seem to smolder enough to get a good smoke going. How long does it usually take to get the smoker producing large volumes of smoke?
Thank for the help.