UDS question

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by suprfast, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. suprfast

    suprfast Meat Mopper

    I have a UDS but the question pertains to adding a thermometer on the side. Im looking for a high temp grommet so i can drill a hole into the side just below the grates. Does anyone have a clue what to use, or where to source one?

    I can draw pictures if this doesnt make any sense
  2. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  3. suprfast

    suprfast Meat Mopper

    almost exactly what i was looking for. Thanks, it gives me another idea.

    I was almost hoping there was something for the probe of a digital thermometer. This way i can have it BEEP at me while im drinking beer and playing video games if the temps get too high:)

    I might go this route though since it looks easier.

    Again, thank you
  4. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just drill a hole large enough to pass the probe through, stick the probe through a block of wood or a potato and place it on the grate. Just make sure the hole is burr free so it doesn't tear up the cable. I've been using mine that way for almost a year now.

    No need for a high temp grommet, but I suppose you can use one if you want.

  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is what I used. It's a watertight fittin available in the electrical department a most done it to yerself stores. Couple a bucks. Works great.
  6. suprfast

    suprfast Meat Mopper

    I saw that but was unsure of the temp rating. Thanks for the help guys.

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