Ok, here is a question....
Has anybody converted a Victory stainless steel reach in style full height warmer to a smoker? My question is about the insulation. Manufacturer specs say it's polyurethane but the unit temp control is rated for 220 max temp "as is" before conversion. Sounds like it may not be necessary to rip the skin open and pull (chip) out the old polyurethane and install new. I do want to hot smoke, but I'm only looking at the 220-250 degree range and not trying to crisp turkey skin at higher temps.
Has anybody found a cabinet with polyurethane that was OK to leave the insulation "as is" before?
It's got a 1440 watt heater "as is" and I'm thinking I may just need to wire in a new controller, SSR and change out the high limit sensor for one with a higher set point. Yes, it's 240v but I can run a dedicated line from my 2nd 150amp shop panel in the basement to my covered porch where the smoker will likely live.
Of course it's a salvage piece and needs new gaskets, but it's all stainless and not aluminum so it may be worth the effort assuming the price is decent (and it's within driving distance of the house to pick up).