I'm tired of not being able to take my smoker places because they do not have 220V available. Like any competition. So I want to convert it to run on 110V.
Here's my setup today: Old GE fridge, running an old GE oven broiler element (220V) controlled by the oven's electronic control board. I know the control board runs on 110V already because I had to wire a neutral for it to come on.
Here are my thoughts, the current element is huge! Overkill for the smoker IMO. From what I can tell its 2500-3000 watts. When I do the math using 120V that is potentially 27 amps, so I'm in the same boat because most people do not have 30A circuits conveniently located for a smoker.
So I went looking for a smaller element and found a heck of a deal on some 900w elements that I think might fit the bill.
Here's my thoughts and where I need your help. Right now I have 2 "hots" that run to the current 220V element. If I convert one of those to a neutral and use the other switched hot from the control board I should be good right? Obviously I'm not an electrician but I know my way around a tool box.
Any thoughts or discussion would be appreciated.