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Need a probe pass through idea

Postby bsooner75 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:26 pm

Tired of the digital thermometers I've been using. At some point I want a Tappecue but for now I've got my eye on a decent maverick. I don't want to invest in a new probe unit only to crush the wires in my doors.

Any ideas on what I can use as a pass through?


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Re: Need a probe pass through idea

Postby Okie Sawbones » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:46 pm

Drill a hole into the cook chamber above your main cooking grate and install a small diameter metal feed-through with smooth edges to pass the probe through. You can also use a high heat rubber grommet. Take a look at the Maverick meat probe. It is L shaped, so you'll need to back feed the plug end through the hole, so size the hole based on the plug width. The temp probe is not a problem.
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Re: Need a probe pass through idea

Postby spacetrucker » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:28 am

dremel tool and notch the door for the probe wire, or if the probe cable is long enough run it through the exhaust to the meat?
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Postby bsooner75 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:30 pm

I got the idea from one of the add one offered by Shirley Fab. Just not sure what they are using.Image

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Re: Need a probe pass through idea

Postby Finatic » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:48 pm

I use high heat rubber grommets on my UDS. I got them from McMaster-Carr. Go to their website and search for push in rubber grommets. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll find 'em. I don't have these on my offset cause my wall thickness is too thick for these grommets. But the wires on my IGRILL 2 have held up to my 90 lb doors just fine. :dont:
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Postby bsooner75 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:02 pm

Thanks Finatic. Also appreciate the info on the wires.


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Postby k.a.m. » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:10 pm

Paul got the idea from my comp build " Bahama Mama". On her I used 3000 PSI 3/8" couplings. He uses 1/2" 3000 PSI couplings.
I also use them now but I make a tee fitting to close the hole up around the wires.
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Postby bsooner75 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:38 pm

Thanks KAM! I gotta tell you. You have had some very informative posts of late. Thank you!


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Postby k.a.m. » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:54 pm

You are very welcome bsooner75. :D Glad to help where I can. :D
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