I need some help in installing a thermometer (preferably a 3" one) for an Old Smokey 22" Jumbo Grill that I got for a Christmas gift. My father, who has Parkinson's Disease, gave me $50, to get what I wanted for Christmas, and I wanted a grill. After searching high and low for different grills, I went to Lowe's in Flowood, MS (a suburb of Jackson, MS, the capital city) and, with the Christmas money (plus some extra), I got the Old Smokey. I decided to go with it because of their reputation as long lasting grills, ease in ordering parts from their website, being made in the USA, and being made in the same Houston, TX factory since 1923 (90 years) were factors in my choosing of the grill.
I am planning to add a 3" thermometer to my Old Smokey 22" grill. Here is what it says about installing a thermometer:
I was wondering if the 22" Old Smokey Jumbo grill has a 1/2" pipe thread fitting where I won't have to do any drilling. If anyone has one of these can you show me a picture of where the pipe thread fitting on the 22" Old Smokey would be located.
If there is no pipe thread fitting, can anyone show me any pictures, sketches, or drawings on how they installed their Old Smokey 22" Thermometer and where it was located. I may have to have some help from a family member if I have to drill a 3/8" hole for the 2" thermometer or a 7/8" hole for the 3" thermometer.
If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to let me know and help out. Have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday Season, and a Happy, Prosperous, and Smoking New Year in 2014.