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WHERE DO YOU RUN THE LEADS?

post #1 of 11
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Here's a new guy wondering the best way to run the leads from my ET-732. Subject has probably  been hashed over but if it has, I can't find it. So will appreciate advice,

Appears I can run them through the vent, (I have mes30 with vent on top) or I could run them through the door, closing the door and trapping the leads in the door seal. Would pinching the leads in the door hurt them?

post #2 of 11

It's best not to pinch them if you can avoid it. I run mine through the upper vent in vertical smokers. Also, I wrap my probe leads with several layers of foil for at least as far as it will run into the smoke chamber...helps protect them from temp spikes such as grease fires (unlikely with most smokers, but still is possible), pinching, kinking, and keeps them clean. BTW, running through cabinet doors will likely keep your door from closing tightly, and with electric smokers especially, this could cause low chamber temp issues in cooler weather...it can mess with smoke production as well, due to adding excessive fresh air.

 

 

Eric

post #3 of 11
I run mine through the vent on my mes 40. Best way to do it.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys. It's great being able to tap into your experience and knowledge.  Leads through the vent it is.

Larry

post #5 of 11

Can you rest the thermometer unit on top of an electric Masterbuilt smoker without damaging it or is the outside of the smoker to hot to rest digital thermometer unit?  Thanks.

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Can you rest the thermometer unit on top of an electric Masterbuilt smoker without damaging it or is the outside of the smoker to hot to rest digital thermometer unit?  Thanks.

Not too hot at all. My boss has a Maverick and an iGrill on top of his, permanently mounted with a homemade bracket.
post #7 of 11
Get a cable entrance connector in the electrical dept. at Lowe's. Only a couple of bucks. Drill a hole wherever you need the probe leads to go and install with the lock nut that comes with it. There is a rubber seal inside to hold the leads and also keeps smoke from leaking out. It works very well. Lots of fabricators use them on custom cookers.

Good luck, Joe
post #8 of 11

Good idea Joe. That is what I want to do. I've seen this but though $29.95 was a bit high.

 

Sorry for the low res images. It's a probe port for Yoder YS480 and YS640 smokers. The electrical connector should work the same. I'll have to hit HD or Lowe's up and look. I'd completely forgot about those.

post #9 of 11
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Can you rest the thermometer unit on top of an electric Masterbuilt smoker without damaging it or is the outside of the smoker to hot to rest digital thermometer unit?  Thanks.


I use the Maverick ET-733 with my MES 30 Gen 1. The transmitter sits on top using the little stand the therm comes with. the two probes go down the (with my smoker) top vent. The heat to be concerned with is that rising out of the vent with the smoke. The top of the smoker stays cool. I did find out the hard way not to leave the plastic cord ties lying near the top vent; the heat melts them.

post #10 of 11

Thank you!

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Thank you!

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