First mod to the Lang

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by kurtsara, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. kurtsara

    kurtsara Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I drilled a hole on each side of the main door and tapped it for thermometer probe cord to run through or a 1/4 inch plug when not in use.
  2. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I thought about doing this myself. I hate letting my lid on my 84 down on my probe cords....Great idea
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    did you pain the bare metal with something to prevent rusting?
  4. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    I did the same thing with mine, drew a pencil line under the bottom of the closed lid, measured down to the top of the grate and put it in the center of the two, ran the plug in covered in never seize to prevent rust.
  5. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper

    Nice job and nice cooker..
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smart idea, I've got to put a couple of those in mine. What kind of drill bit did you use?
  7. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    1/8 npt plug use a R (letter series drill bit)
    1/4 npt plug use a 7/16 drill bit
  8. kurtsara

    kurtsara Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I used a 1/4" plug, probably could have used an 1/8"

    Like he said 7/16", although I used 2 smaller bits first and worked my way up to the 7/16" and then tapped the holes
  9. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    you don't wanna use smaller ones first, the larger ones tend to grab and spin in the chuck. Today I removed 3, 10-32 grade 8 bolts that were rusted in by center punching heating with a torch and drilling through, and re-tapping, saved the holes[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] didn't buy a lottery ticket, lightning don't strike twice
  10. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Something they used as original equip?

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