Extension cord help

Discussion in 'Masterbuilt Electric Smoker (MES) Owners' started by oldpro1946, May 13, 2015.

  1. oldpro1946

    oldpro1946 Fire Starter

    I recently read a thread here that talked about extension cords for the MES40.  I can't find it now, can someone help, please.  I need to try and narrow my temp swings.  I will try a heat sink next time but the extension cord might help also.
    Last edited: May 13, 2015
  2. Using an extension cord should not be a problem depending on size and length. How long of a cord are you using and what gauge is it?
    Always use the shortest cord possible.
    Up to 25 ft, a 14 ga will work.
    For 50 ft, I would use 12 ga.
    But if you have to go 100 ft, I would go 10 ga.
    Last edited: May 13, 2015
  3. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Get a 12/3 25 foot cord on Amazon for $22. 

  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fill the water pan with washed gravel....

    Last edited: May 13, 2015
  5. I'm confused.

    How does an extension cord help with temperature swings in an MES-40?
  6. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    He probably wants to move it into an area that has less wind. 
  7. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

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