Thanks for the warm welcome. My name is Art and I live in Elkhart, Indiana. I am somewhat older, will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this summer. I have been smoking meats for more than 35 years --and greatly enjoy it. Recently, found this forum quite by accident by using google search for information about my 40 inch Masterbuilt electric smokehouse model 20070710 that was giving me fits. To my amassment, I found a complete outline for electric wire upgrade of my smokehouse. I was amazed and was very impressed with the info given by texacajun on how to do a wire upgrade on my smokehouse. Since then I have upgraded the wiring and am rather pleased with its performance now. I have smoked many types of fish, lamb, pork, beef, and chicken. My kids and grand kids particularly like my gourmet smoked Texas Sage pork sausage. Anyone interested in the recipe just has to ask. Maybe Jeff will let me post it in the forum sometime.