Has anyone tried turning over the heating element in a MES40? This is using the existing holes in the back for the element's arms that the wires connect to. This would locate the element far closer to the center of the smoker. Yes, this would not work if you still use chips via the chip loader but for us who use the AMNPS.......hmmmmmm/. Still a fair amount mod work but heck, can't think of a better way to spend a rainy winter day. Don't know if it could be done in a 30, using the existing holes due to it's width.