Char Griller Pro temp gage upgrade

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by ol' smokey, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    1. On ebay I found a temp gage with a 3" face, a 4" stem and a 50* to 550* range.

    2. Removed the glass cover from the original gage then removed spring and post. Using a 7/8" hole saw I cut the hole.


    3. Used two 7/8" flat washers for support. Needed to grind the ID and OD slightly so the new gage would fit and one washer would fit inside the old gage body.

    this shows progress to here with one washer inserted into the body


    these are the remaining parts


    4. Assemble and put on the same as the original assembly.

    Finished


    This gage is accurate as it reads the same as my digitals. So at a grate temp of 230* this was indicating 250*. It is adjustable but I'm just going to do the math for now.
     
  2. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good job! I would have thought the grate would have been hotter.
     
  3. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Nice work. Make sure the 4" stem doesnt contact the food youre cookin.
     
  4. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nicely done!

    BBQ Eng.
     

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