Thermometer placement

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by grampyskids, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I have my barrel and know basically what I need to do, But, I am perplexed about mounting my thermometers. I am going to Big lots and buy their El Cheapo. I plan on using the lid and racks. I also plan on cutting off the top lip off the bottom so that the lid will fit securely. Now comes the thermometer quandary. I'm thinking of drilling 1 holes, one each below the top two grates. My thoughts is to drill a hole in a cork and pot the therm. into the middle of it and put it in the drum so that I can remove it to take out the meat and lump basket, Any thoughts?
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    You can buy a sleeve used by electricians that is a metal sleeve that protects the wiring in electric boxes. That should be better then a cork for it might catch fire but it might not too. I'm sure you can find it in your local big box hardware stores. Homeless, Lowe's etc. 
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I bought some stainless T nuts(brad mount) and the probes fit perfectly.

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