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Swapping PID in older Pit Boss 820

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I have a 4 year old Pit Boss 820 and I've begun looking at newer versions, but my grill is really not in bad shape. I am running in to an occasional issue getting it lit or flame outs on overnight smokes, so the newer PID controllers seem very nice. I'd love wifi and I have been looking around at options. Right now my list is the Rec Tec wifi controller as well as the Camp Chef Retro 2nd gen. I know the Camp Chef requires a new temp probe, but other than that... what should I consider when doing this? I am planning on swapping the burn pot and ignitor as well while I have it all apart.
 
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I've seen that offered, but my 820 has a vertically orientated controller. Not sure how that would work. I've not seen any adapters or anything that would allow it to work.
 
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drmoneejd

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I can't comment on either of those controllers, but I'm in a similar situation with an 820D3 and I think I'm going to try this:

 
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I can't comment on either of those controllers, but I'm in a similar situation with an 820D3 and I think I'm going to try this:

I contacted RecTec to see what they cost.. but that looks easier in terms of the controller fitting in the stock location rather than having to fab something up
 

drmoneejd

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Yeah, I've heard the RecTec is really nice. Can you let me know what they tell you? I had read in a couple places that they weren't selling the controllers anymore without some kind of proof of purchase, but I don't know if it's actually true.
 

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