Sealing Thermometer Hole

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wdoss89, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. wdoss89

    wdoss89 Smoke Blower

    So I wanted to reach out to seasoned and veteran smokers about the best way to fill/fix the hole where my crappy thermometer was at on my char griller?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
  2. hank2000

    hank2000 Smoking Fanatic

    You could use a stainless steel bolt that will just go in the whole with some hi heat silicon to make sure it won't leak. That's what I would do Easy and cheap
     
  3. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Do what I did . Replace the junk that came with the unit and put in a River Country therm
    Unless you have a new unit with that silver dollar size flat thermometer . Then a piece of flashing and some high temp silicon is in order
     
  4. wdoss89

    wdoss89 Smoke Blower

    Well so yes i have the style with the great big monster hole with the snap ring type thermometer. My idea was to get a piece of metal and then with some metal working and luck get an indentation about the same size as the hole then place it in from the underside to really help then find some decorate thing to cover the ugliness that will become.
     
  5. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is a thought .. Did this on my brinkman
    Vertical .. Same therm .. Take it out break the glass rip the guts out . Now get a good therm and drill a hole in the center for a real therm
    Reinstall with the snap ring and new therm
    And now you have a perfect fit with no leaks
     
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  6. wdoss89

    wdoss89 Smoke Blower

    Well Mr. Lemans,

    Id say thats as close to vertififed genious as I coulda thought. Never would have thought about doing that
     
  7. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    'Twas nothing. Been there done that! That's what this site is all about..
     
  8. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lemans, that is a great idea.
     

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