Probe wire into smoker

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by fishinjoe, May 14, 2015.

  1. I am building a new smoker and was looking for some ideas on how you guys run your probe wires into your smokers? I have always just wrapped the wire in foil and closed it in the door but am looking for a better idea now.

    Joe
     
  2. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    If it's steel you can drill a hole to run a probe through and use a refrigerator magnet to seal the hole on the outside if not used or to make a gasket.  I cut up magnets to seal the vent holes on the inside of my 600 sq. inch charcoal grill firebox and used a steel yardstick to cover the louvered opening on the inside of the lid. You can't tell there are any modifications other than I have control where I didn't before. 

    -Kurt
     
  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Get a 1/2" electric cable connector from Amazon and install it in a convenient location on your smoker. The probes will fit through it very nicely. There is a rubber grommet inside the connector that protects your probes and it also seals. No smoke leakage. It's made to screw into a threaded outlet, but if you drill about a 13/16" hole, it will slip right in and you can secure it with a conduit lock nut. Total cost, less than $10.
     
  4. drewed

    drewed Meat Mopper

    I just run them through one of the vents
     

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