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sorry i dont think that will work my elect said,that would be great for a one door,he told me i have to 220,buid on here he had site i checked out here js the link http://www.alliedkenco.com/catalog/p...oducts_id/1907go smoke house build,im also going pid,
I put a 2400w element operating at 240 v in my smoker which is aprox 24 square feet. I use a pid controller as well.
This morning I turned it on set to 250 and the start temp was about 45*. it took about 45 minutes for the smoker to reach 250. In my opinion that is pretty slow, especially empty. However once it reached temp it hardly ever came on. At that point even a small burner for my smoke was taking it over temp, even at lowest setting.
You can check out the build by clicking on my profile, Traulsen Refrigerator. One more thing, make sure your insulation is good
Another thought for you, by using 240 v for your smoker you can double the wattage I gave you above. If you can access your electrical panel running a dedicated circuit for your smoker would give you plenty of options. That is what I did for mine. Look at the smd100 from auber, it will run on either 120 0r 240, and has dual probes. I should have gone with a smoke generator for mine as the chip element is taking the smoker over temp. Trying to find a way to fix that.
I believe the white aluminum you used is anodized, I don't have any information on it, but perhaps some searches for it will yield results.
Keep the pics rolling
Install a heat shield under the element with an air gap under it... I would guess a double air gap would be in order with that element... You don't want to overheat the bottom of the freezer.....