new temp probes

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by flyweed, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

    hey guys...I got one of those Mav dual temp probe digital thermometers...one to put in the meat, and one to show temp inside the smoker..now..my question is...how should I run the wires...should I just close them in the door when I am smoking, or should I run them up and out the smoke vent on top??

    any advice??

    Thanks

    Dan
     
  2. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've got a vertical smoker, so I run them out through the top vent.  I've seen others who wrap foil around the area of the wire that will be pinched in contact between the door and smoker body.
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What type of smoker are you using? I have a GOSM big block, and I run my cables through some small holes that are on the door.
     
  4. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

    oops...sorry I didn't mention my smoker.  It's a MES 30...has a rubber door seal, and a smoke vent on top.

    Dan
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    You can run the wires thur the vent hole if you have enough wire on them. If not I drilled a 1/4" hole in the side of my smoker but mine is not an insulated walls like the mes. You should be fine with the small hole and you wouldn't lose any heat either.
     
  6. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Same here, but I only foil if being used on a grill
     
  7. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    MES owner, and I run through the Vent.
     

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