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post #21 of 32

New to the whole electric thing didnt know of a retro kit for it guess i should try to get one if they are still out there.

post #22 of 32

They are on back order, so just get your name on the list & they will send one out as soon as they get them in.

post #23 of 32
Thread Starter 

I am calling for mine today!

post #24 of 32

Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse Retro-kit, to solve the problem with the "half-drawer" chip burner assembly, not smoking properly:

 

 

The video below will show what you get, and how easy it is to install:

http://www.masterbuilt.com/video/sept2010/smokeretrokit.wmv

 

 

 

Bear

post #25 of 32

I watched the video as i'll be buying a new unit soon. I thought that the half chip loader was part the problem too? What is the change from the chip tray that comes w/ the unit to the retro fit??

post #26 of 32
Thread Starter 
Bear,

Thanks for the video. I do have a question for anyone who knows. I am gonna get the retro kit, but I am also going to get the amnps. The way the shw in the video is to put the one screw with the washer and nut pointing out to the left side. Does this interfere with the placement of the amnps in the MES 40?

Bigfish
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by eman View Post

I watched the video as i'll be buying a new unit soon. I thought that the half chip loader was part the problem too? What is the change from the chip tray that comes w/ the unit to the retro fit??


The half chip loader isn't much of a problem. You can open that up with a dremel, if you want, but I never put more chips in than the half chip loader gives you, during the short time I used it. ( Pre--AMNPS )

 

The main problem is the extra sheet of metal under the half chip drawer.

Some people drill holes in it, some cut it out, but the best thing to do is get the FREE retro-kit.

The Retro-kit with the full drawer doesn't have that extra piece of metal there.

Why fix it, if they'll solve the problem for free.

 

 

Bear

 

post #28 of 32
Thread Starter 
Just called Masterbuilt and the new chip box is on backorder until november 15th. So not too much of a wait.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by bigfish98 View Post

Bear,
Thanks for the video. I do have a question for anyone who knows. I am gonna get the retro kit, but I am also going to get the amnps. The way the shw in the video is to put the one screw with the washer and nut pointing out to the left side. Does this interfere with the placement of the amnps in the MES 40?
Bigfish


Definitely no problem in the MES 40---Lots of room.

 

Not sure about the MES 30, but I don't think it interferes with it in there either.

 

 

Bear

 

post #30 of 32

Just ordered mine also well i guess the mod gave me something to do this past weekend.

post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by Smokinit View Post

Just ordered mine also well i guess the mod gave me something to do this past weekend.



You know you had fun doing it anyway, and if there was no retro-kit, you were spot on with your mod.

 

Like a Great Man said, "It's All Good My friend!"

 

 

Bear

post #32 of 32

I too just ordered my retro-fit kit, Free shipping too...can't beat that service!

Removing the heat shield worked great for getting more smoke at low temps but this kit will be even better!

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