i finally got all the wiring installed today and i fired it up. the heating element gave off quite a bit of grease smoke and all that but nothing unexpected. now after running it for 6+ hours at 250-400 deegrees, i am still gtting a lot of foul smelling smoke from the smoker. i have been putting the smoke to it with the external smoke generator but there is still a noxious smell there. i has to use a TON of silicone sealant (2 caulk tubes in all) on the door and patching screw holes inside the fridge. how long can that take to gas out and stop stinking the place up? i will post pics as soon as i figure this out and start smoking for real.