i hung the strip heater from a piece of 3/8 allthread with eye bolts.
i currently use a cut down piece of ductwork over the top as a heat shield. if i do not use one, i get flash fires and the finned strip heaters get all covered in black crap. i never have to clean them now, they get so hot that they are self cleaning.
when i get the last top rack in, i will have about 18 square feet of cooking area. looks like i should be able to do about 75 pieces of chicken or 20 pounds of wings at once. now on to my smoke generator mods. i used to use a 100 gallon aquarium pump hooked to my generator. i wanted something more. and i found it.
i started using a medical nebulizer as an air pump. it puts out CRAZY amounts of air. i would estimate it delivers 5 times as much as a 100 gallon air pump puts out. and it puts it out at 30 psi. no more ash clogging my smoke generator and having to take it apart mid-smoke to fix it. you can get these on ebay for $30 delivered and it should last just about forever.
i used to have to manually vent my smoker. not anymore. the 30 psi air vents it all by itself. it just blows air and smoke out around the door seal. i am building a bleed off valve assembly to be able to adjust the amount of air it delivers. i will post pics when i get it built.