I picked up this food warmer at a school board auction for 70 bucks. It has a bad thermostat but the heating element checks out good. It comes with a 1500 watt heating element and has a fan that pulls air in and across element. It is double walled with fiberglass insulation. The inside dimensions are 28"deep x 23" wide X 62" tall.
I plan on using a PID to replace bad thermostat and use something to generate smoke like smoke daddy, bradley or amazn. still deciding on that.
Will the 1500 watt element generate enough heat say to 225-250? Or is there a way to calculate what size I would need for that size box?
They do make a 220v 2000 watt heating element for this warmer but it is expensive at $174. But it would fit perfectly without having to modify anything. I have 220v in shop for my welder with a 15foot pigtail so power would not be an issue
Any good ideas on where to get racks? I could build some out of expanded metal if need be.
I am sure I will have more questions as I dig in.