wiring question

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by jimr, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. I just got my strip heaters and was wondering if regular #12 wire will work if I take the temp up to 350* or will I have to look for a specialty wire?? If there is such a thing[​IMG]
  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Silicone covered high temp wires should be used, if they are exposed to any heat. They're expensive at your local appliance dealer.

    I've been able to get parts and wires from an Appliance Recycler in Eagan, MN. Check with your local garbage hauler and ask what they do with the stoves and ovens they pick up.

    The sheathing on regular wires will deteriorate under the heat.

  3. omahasmoker

    omahasmoker Smoke Blower

    you should be able to get oven repair wire by the foot from your local appliance parts store. it will not degrade in the heat of your smoker. it is on the prices side though.
  4. Picked up some high-temp wire from a local electrician......29 cents a foot. Didn't think that was too bad. Now I'm waiting for some high-temp connectors from Fastenal.
  5. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your doing it right, thats great.... Can't wait to see the pics...

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