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Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn Thermometer

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Thread Starter 

I have an older Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn Smoker that needs a replacement thermometer.  The bung in the smoker is 7/8 inch inside diameter thread.  I can't seem to find a replacement thermometer that actually screws into the bung.  Everything I see online is 1/2 inch with a retaining nut and washer to hold it in the larger size bung.  Yet, I see new smokers in the local TSC Hardware with thermometers that will fit my smoker!  Someone makes these, but I cannot find any.  Does anyone have a source or suggestion on where I might find the proper thermometer that fits my smoker?  Thanks!

post #2 of 8

If it were me I would replace it with a tel-tru.

They are 1/2", so you will have to put a nut on the back.



post #3 of 8
The Tel-Tru is a good thermometer, but the River Country is just as good and a fraction of the price
post #4 of 8
My local Walmart was selling replacement thermometers for the OJ.
Did you check Walmart site to see if they had any?
If you want something better then Al & Joe gave you great suggestions.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks, but I prefer the correct size thread and I know they're out there, but where?
post #6 of 8
If the hole in your cooker is threaded, use a bushing.
post #7 of 8

If the cooker has a 7/8 dia. threaded hole, that would be just about right for a 1/2 inch tapered pipe thread. Have you tried a half-inch pipe bushing in the hole?

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Thread Starter 
Problem solved! The 1/2 inch NPT threaded temp gauge will work. Learned something here regarding pipe thread measurement! Thanks
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