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First mod to the Lang

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I drilled a hole on each side of the main door and tapped it for thermometer probe cord to run through or a 1/4 inch plug when not in use.
post #2 of 10
I thought about doing this myself. I hate letting my lid on my 84 down on my probe cords....Great idea
post #3 of 10
did you pain the bare metal with something to prevent rusting?
post #4 of 10
I did the same thing with mine, drew a pencil line under the bottom of the closed lid, measured down to the top of the grate and put it in the center of the two, ran the plug in covered in never seize to prevent rust.
post #5 of 10
Nice job and nice cooker..
post #6 of 10
Smart idea, I've got to put a couple of those in mine. What kind of drill bit did you use?
post #7 of 10
1/8 npt plug use a R (letter series drill bit)
1/4 npt plug use a 7/16 drill bit
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
I used a 1/4" plug, probably could have used an 1/8"

Like he said 7/16", although I used 2 smaller bits first and worked my way up to the 7/16" and then tapped the holes
post #9 of 10
you don't wanna use smaller ones first, the larger ones tend to grab and spin in the chuck. Today I removed 3, 10-32 grade 8 bolts that were rusted in by center punching heating with a torch and drilling through, and re-tapping, saved the holesicon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif didn't buy a lottery ticket, lightning don't strike twice
post #10 of 10
Something they used as original equip?
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