Temp Probe that mount through smoker wall

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Omega_Man

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Wondering if anyone has drilled the side of their smoker to mount a fitting that would allow a temp probe to be inserted into it from the inside. I want to seal the door on my OKJ Bandera but if I do I would smash the lead from the probe to the temp reader. Welcome any suggestions. thanks.
 

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What are you planning on sealing the door with? If it is a soft heat-resistant gasket then the probe wire will pass thru with no problem.
A small void in the seal that is remotely close to the size of the lead will work too. Don't make to much emphasis on sealing the smoker chamber.. It's not a pressure cooker.
 
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Carbon1960

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Wondering if anyone has drilled the side of their smoker to mount a fitting that would allow a temp probe to be inserted into it from the inside. I want to seal the door on my OKJ Bandera but if I do I would smash the lead from the probe to the temp reader. Welcome any suggestions. thanks.
I just drilled a 3/8" hole in the side of my old weber kettle to allow the probes through, right above the grate. Figured an adjustment to the bottom would compensate. Seems to work, but a silicon probe gasket would probably be better.
 

DRKsmoking

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TNJAKE TNJAKE has you covered
I did this to mine also ,
picked up the grommets from HD and I run My probes through it.
There is rubber in there to make it water proof ( so to speak )

That way not running through the door where I have gaskets
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Since I always leave my exhaust vents totally open on all my smokers, I drop the temp probes down thru them. No drillin'
 
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