This is definitely a "Newbie" question, so I appreciate your patience while you indulge me :)
I have a MES analog smoker, and have recently purchased a Maverick ET-732. Naturally, it has the 2 probe wires that connect to the transmitter. However, after very close scrutiny, I have been unable to find ANY holes or openings in the smoker through which to feed the probe wires.
Literally, the only hole in the box is the one in the bottom of the unit (under the heating elements) for the drip pan! Therefore, I am left with the only option of running the wires "through" the door (i.e. pinching them in the door frame when I shut it...hope this makes sense!)
My question is: is it ok to drill a small hole, perhaps in the upper back of the box, through which I could feed the probe wires? Will said hole (maybe 1/4") allow too much smoke to exit, or would it allow heat to leave the box, thereby causing a huge delay in cooking time?
Seems like such a simple solution, yet I am still new enough at this that I don't want to unnecessarily ruin my first smoker!!
Appreciate the advice!