Maverick owners.....probe eyelet solution (Sealed)

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by fwismoker, May 5, 2013.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    This worked really well...no worries about crimped probe wires, easy access for multiple probes all in 1 eyelet and it seals snugly. 

    I bought a 1/2 inch conduit nipple, 1/2 conduit nut, and a sealing cork 3/4 x 37/64.     

    This will work on any smoker except ceramic cookers, i know WSM folks had concern on running probes in with out crimping the wires.  I drilled a 3/4 hole with a step bit and just widened it out a tad...the nipple fit right in. Total cost- $3


    Run your probe wires through



    .. sealed up


    corked sealed up the hole
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2013
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Can't beat that with a stick! Nice mod...JJ
     
  3. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great idea!!
     
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Thanks, technically i didn't need to plug it with the cork but it makes me feel good knowing i'm retaining heat and smoke., especially  like it in when i shut it down to preserve charcoal.    Originally i was going to do something a little different and when i got over to the conduit nuts at Lowes i saw the conduit nipple...then the light bulb turned on. [​IMG]     It couldn't have been simpler and easier or cheaper. 
     
  5. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you don't want to eventually chafe the wire between the cork and the nipple, you can drill a small hole in the center of the cork and slit it on one side to the hole.  Then just slide it over the wires and they will be padded on all sides by the cork instead of pushed against the edge of the nipple.  That slit will let you get the wire into the center hole, but will close up 100% when you push the cork in the nipple.
     
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  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    In some respects i did that... the wire left a small indentation in the cork and i put it back in the same way.  Really there won't be any chafing at all anyway, the cork is soft and spongy and the inside of the nipple is so smooth it wouldn't be a problem.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2013
  7. Awesome Idea!  Where did you find the cork? 
    Was that local in Fort Wayne?
     
  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    At lowes...in a drawer in the hardware dept...2 to a pack
     
  9. Sweet.  Thanks!!  How do you like your Maverick? 

    It's on my wish list.  I tested the door mounted thermometer when I seasoned my smoker and it was surprisingly accurate.

    But I'm thinking it may have lost that.  And you can't beat the wireless thingy.

    Now I just have to figure out a way to monitor the smoke remotely[​IMG]
     
  10. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    The Maverick is great! It makes smoking easy!
     
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with FWI. Best accessory  I've ever bought. 
     
  12. thanks for the info guys.  I've had my eye on the Mav. for a couple of months now. 

    Soon...very soon...
     
     
  13. ericnev

    ericnev Newbie

    Remote smoke monitoring is easy, just pick up a D-Link wireless webcam.  You can watch the smoke in a web browser or from your smartphone!
     
  14. bcm3

    bcm3 Newbie

    Very nice and clean.  [​IMG]
     

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