Originally Posted by hugestapedius
How much did u pay if you dont mind me asking? Where are you located? Do these type of elements have minimum clearances that need tobe maintained?. How would one hook this too a plug n play auber.? Could i just turn some ss rods and mount it off back of cabinet (saw a build thread with similar method). Also what kind of wire would be used to withstand the heat and get the curewnt to the element? What are the benefits of this style vs. Say the brinkman replacment
I paid $140 + shipping and taxes. Came out to about $170 in total. I even got a free gift after checkout for doing a online customer service survey they do. I picked teh bendable Mag flashlight.
As lengthwise you just need to ensure it has 1/2" clearance on each end and 1"-2" above and below. It needs enough room fro decent natural air flow. The ss rods to use to mount will work just fine. I'm bolting mine in the bottom, kind of. there is a slope in th bottom of my fridge which will allow me to mount it in the bottom but keep it from being in the way of cleaning or smoking any drippings.
I picked up a roll of oven wire from a local appliance parts store. i think its 16g, cloth braided wiring for use in ovens. Wasnt cheap for the whole roll so if you can get a hold of a scrap oven and rip out enough wire to do you build that would be best.
In my case i cant use a brinkman style element due to the design of the bottom of the fridge so the finned strip is my only option. If it works well i may use it in future builds as well.