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Reply to "Smoke, Fluid Conversion"

I would recommend cleaning the unit and replacing the wicking before using fluid in the original unit, but there is no negative to using fluid in a pellet unit.  I've been doing it for almost 10 years now with no problem.  My 736 Berkshire smokes better than most of my modern fluid units do when I put fluid in the pellet unit.  As others have said, converting it to liquid only forces you to keep fluid in the unit constantly or it will burn out.  The only thing that changes with the conversion is the heating element (and I believe the cap).  Other than that it's the same smoke unit.  Keep in mind, the pellets essentially turn into a liquid, so it's working on liquid to begin with.  I've even run fluid in my 1946 2020 turbine locomotive with the smoke bulb, it still works.

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