Probe Access on My Lyfe Tyme Smoker

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by deaf smith, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. deaf smith

    deaf smith Newbie

    I recently got the Maverick 733 thermometer. I'm concerned about the clearance (or lack thereof) through the closed doors of my Lyfe Tyme trailer smoker. There is about a half an inch door flange overlap and the overlap flange rests quite snugly against the body of the smoker. I'm afraid that the probe cable is going to be subjected to severe pressure.

    The weight of the doors on the horizontal tube is significant. And the door on the verticle tube has a stout sliding latch that keeps the door tightly sealed.

    I am considering drilling holes for probe access into the smoker. Has anyone done this?

    Is this doable or an idea that should never have been thought of?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't have your smoker but mods like this are done all the time. Some use the brass tube that comes in a lamp repair kit. You can also find brass feral nuts that can work. If the metal is thin enough you can use Webers silicon probe port. Which you can see in the thread below.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/194118/mini-mod-monday
     
  3. deaf smith

    deaf smith Newbie

    Well now, that's cool. I'm dealing with 1/4 steel though. I'm thinking if I drill a 1/4 hole and it has two wires running through it I'm not going to lose a significant amount of heat even ifI do not have some king of grommet or seal.
     
  4. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    I think drilling would work fine.  For plugging up the space around the wire I would just wad up some foil and stick in the gap. 
     

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