Electric Smoker Build Help/Ideas needed

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Apr 4, 2010
Good Morning,

Thanks to help from the forum I believe I have all the parts to build my electric smoker using a PID and 220V to wire up a 3400-watt oven element.
I have a couple of questions,
I want to use a metal 2 gang electrical box to mount the heating element in. Do these oven elements create heat around the electrical connections?
Should I use high temp wire in flex conduit to run power down to the element
would you hard-wire the element into the pid or use a plugged connection/

1. Element connection to your wire and to the smoker
2. How you ran the wire from the PID to the element
3. If you mounted the PID to the smoker how and where did you mount it \

Thank you
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What smoker/model are you using? I connected a power cord directly to the smoker's heating element. I then plugged the other end of the power cord into the PID. Way too simple.
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