WSM Thermo Mod Anyone?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jcollins, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. I have the 14.5 WSM i am pretty sure they come out in 2014... im not 100% on this one but in the pic below is my smoker... So the real question is has anyone added/installed/replaced the stock thermo with an aftermarket one? if so which one and how accurate is it? and where & how did you install it? 

     
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not sure about the new WSM's, but my 6 yr. old 22.5" WSM has an extra locating hole under the therm that would have to be plugged if I replaced the stock therm. However another option is to just drill a hole for a new therm elsewhere - I know I said the "D" word.... lol.

    Drilling a WSM isn't that hard if you take a few simple precautions:
    • put two pieces of masking tape or blue painters tape across the point at which you are going to drill.
    • use a center punch to create a small dimple so the bit does not wander - a big nail works in a pinch. Remember your just creating a small dimple not trying to drive it through.
    • use a sharp bit! Buy a brand new one if you need to.
    • and use some cutting oil or 3-in1 oil - heck any type of oil helps, I've used olive oil before.... lol.
    • go at a nice medium pace, not to slow, and not as fast as you can - give the bit time to work.
    If you look at the link below my signature you will see the eyelet mod I did. I had to drill my WSM for that.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Buy the weber silicone therm port. You can get it online. Then all you do is drill a 11/4" hole and plug it in. Then you can run whatever probes you want. My Mini Mod Monday thread shows all of this:






     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Should've mentioned the only reason I suggest this route is I've never found a dial therm that was accurate or that lasted long enough.
     
  5. Yeah my WSM came with that port I was seeing if there was a dial therm worth using or a replacement one that works well thanks for the replys
     
  6. boboso

    boboso Smoke Blower

     
  7. @Boboso  no that is not a weber table its just a generic wally world white folding table... And thanks it was a bit of "dump" camping on a very nasty & rainy day (i was not in charge of planning ...just the meat)
     
  8. It looks like a Lifetime brand, available at Costco.

    If so, I have a pair of the 4' x 2' tables that I have been using at events, almost every weekend, for the last 5 years, without any problems. 
     
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  9. i should have mentioned but i forgot... that isnt my table so im not 100% where it came from....
     
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  10. boboso

    boboso Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the info. I'll look into the wally world info for something. And even though I haul A LOT of freight for Costco, I ve never shopped there. Thanks again.
     

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