Here's a link to my original post about this idea:
Note the vertical support plate that is welded to the lower rails, which supports the chip box. If you flip the element, this plate is in the way. Thus I had to break the welds loose in order to move (slide) this support plate way over to the right.
Flipping the element over, caused me to drill new holes through the back walls.
The male spade connectors which are spot welded to the legs of the heating element, needed to be bent over.
Here's the element in it's new position. Note the support plate way over to the right side. It is no longer welded to the rails but instead just floats making is easy to move around.
Chip box/tube re-mounted.
Fired the smoker up tonight with success. Seems to be running ok.
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Edited by cmayna - 2/23/16 at 5:45pm