Masterbuilt may not support this mod any longer... check them out... Dave
Originally Posted by doerunner
I'm trying to find someone who has done this and can tell me exactly what element to buy and exactly what modifications will have to be made in order to make it work.
The original element has a peculiar bend that probably can't be matched, plugging the old holes and boring new ones and attaching the new leads in a safe way would be easier if someone has already paved the way for me!!!!!! ha ha
doerunner, morning....They could have used a straight element like other folks but there is no point in that !!!
Here are 2 elements I found that are pretty adaptable... You might check your local sporting goods store to take a better look at them if they have them....
They both appear to have flexible wire leads extending from the element... the wires could be ran thru the existing hole for the "crooked element"..... this would allow easy placement inside the smoker and a simple plug in connection to the existing wiring... where the wires plug into the "element wiring", some sort of insulation would be required to avoid shorting out and electric shock... I would suggest "glass cloth electrical tape" or "high temp sleeves" to slide over the connectors... there may be new stuff out there that I'm not familiar with that is made for high temp electrical connectors... check for all the parts availability and let me know what you are missing and what you need... by the way, W-Mart has replacement elements for smokers in stock here... you might check your local stores also...
Edited by DaveOmak - 11/20/11 at 5:51am