How to mount a meat thermometer

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by david4king, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. My smoker came with a crappy thermometer, it want to swap it out. The hole they drilled to put it in is 2 inches. How do I replace this? All the replacement I find have a much smaller hole. I tried putting a washer on the back but it does not close the gaps. The washer is flat and the smoker is round. How do I replace my thermometer? Any tips? It is a charbroil double chief. The one in my profile pic.
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  2. Look in the hardware store. In the dept, where they sell pipe nipples and the like. You should find a flange that has a pipe thread with 4 smaller countersunk holes arranged 90 deg. for mounting.
     
  3. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    electrical dept also, they have pipe thread reducers for electrical boxes that are thinner than plumbing ones
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Drill a new hole or bend the washer with a hammer or something.
     

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