Does it matter?

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by bill mt top, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    I'm sitting here wondering if I should remove the light bulb and socket from this fridge smoker I'm building. Has anyone left it in without any problems?
     
  2. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Does it still work? Are you going electric?

    If I had it to do over again, I would have replaced the lamp & socket with a high temp oven type, and a glass jar cover. It would be nice to have some light in there to check things, as I often smoke overnight.

    If you plan to take it out completely, I'd cover the hole with a piece of sheet metal.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2013
  3. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Yes, it works, and yes, It is electric heat. I think I'm going to keep it in and just play it by ear and see how long it lasts. I just don't want the bulb to explode all over the place...
     
  4. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    At least check to see what the socket is made of (plastic or bakelite is probably not so good. Ceramic would be better), and use an oven appliance bulb.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2013
  5. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    I'll take a better look at it today. The fridg is from the 30's, so I'm pretty sure it's ceramic. I put a new cord on it, so no worries there...
     
  6. eight433

    eight433 Fire Starter

    Go to an auto parts store and buy a trouble light bulb. They are silicone coated so even if it does explode, it won't leave debris. Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013

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