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Converting an old over to a smoker

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by deseljk, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. deseljk

    deseljk Newbie

    I recently bought my wife a new over after 20 years together.  She's happy with that, and now I've got a relatively clean insulated box not being used with lots of rack space.  I'm planning to convert this to a 110V Electric Smoker.  As far as the interior space, I think I'm in good shape.  I'm planning to add themomoeters and also a 110V element in the botto. so I don't have too much heat with the 220 in there now.

    I have a couple of questions:

    1.)  Can I convert the existing element easily or do I need to buy a new one.

    2.)  How much Airflow do I need when I drill my holes for the top and bottom draft to allow good air circulation to keep the smoke from gettign to Acrid inside the oven when I smoke?

    Any other thoughts?

  2. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Is this just an oven or does it have A stove top? It should vent itself through one of the burners. I would imagine as my oven does so maybe you wouldn't have to drill anything. I know little about electrical stuff so am quite interested to see if you could convert to 110 using most of the same wiring and including the thermostat. I will be keeping an eye on this post. By the way welcome to the forum and don't forget to stop by and introduce yourself!
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010