Got my fridge out and stripped down, all the compressor and lines were already removed, got the inner liner out and found the insulation was cardboard, so went and got some Roxul, at the moment Im waitng for my uncle to cut the plastic trim pieces from some stainless sheets we had laying around. Now Im trying to figure out whats the best element to use. I was thinking of going with the Brinkman replacement element, but after doing some measuring, I think its gonna be too big. The fridge is actually pretty small, the inner box is about 32x23x14, so Im trying to get as much usable space as possible.
My new plan is to use a finned strip element, like this one; http://www.grainger.com/product/VULCAN-Finned-Strip-Heater-WP104479/_/N-1z0d2fmZ1z0mrqm/Ntt-finned+strip+heater+element?nls=1&sst=All&s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/2E924_AS01?$smthumb$
and sink it down through the bottom of the inner box in a stainless steel pan like this one; http://www.webstaurantstore.com/1-2-size-long-standard-weight-anti-jam-stainless-steel-steam-table-hotel-pan-4-deep/4070542.html
So what Im wondering is how big of an element will I need? It will be pretty well insulated but I would like to use it in the winter time here in Nebraska and it can get pretty darn cold. Also how big of a vent am I going to need? Ive got a 3 inch exhaust and was thinking of using 1 or 2 inch or inch and a quarter ball valves to regulate the air flow. Im still trying to decide whether to put the AMNPS in the smoker itself or do the mailbox mod. Any insight on that would be helpful also.
Ill try and figure out how to post some pics I took.
Edit. Forgot to add that it has to be 110V and I will be using a PID to control it