I have been smoking for quite some time now. I used to use the bomb style charcoal water smoker, then converted to the electric bomb water smoker. The a few years ago I got a deal on the Great Outdoors Smokey Mountain charcoal smoker. I Bought it because I liked the large side door. It's easy to get access to everything inside. And it was cheap. So I instantly dropped one of those brinkman 1500 watt elements inside. I took the little miniature lavarocks from my old smoker, put them in the great outdoors charcoal pan and set the element on top of that. Directly under the water pan. I works great! Always easy, always perfect results. However, In 4 years I've gone through 4 elements! As much smoking as I do, it's a small price to pay. But I just bought one in January, and now it's gone out again! I see that Cabella's is selling one with a metal plate and a chip box. So I figured I would lose the lavarocks and just put this in the bottom. But I would really like to find an entirely different style element. Does anybody know of any heavy duty electric elements or replacements? I'm sure I could rig it to fit.