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hansonb4

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Ry and his Dremel cut
« on: August 02, 2020, 06:02:26 AM »
Has anyone had a problem with the kettle lid crimping / damaging their probe leads? I saw that Ry made the cut in the side of their grill to feed the lines and I don't want to run then through the vent on the lid.

Thanks,

Bob / hansonb4

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HoosierKettle

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Re: Ry and his Dremel cut
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 06:48:37 AM »
I would not notch the top of the bowl. That rolled steel lip is part of the structural integrity of the bowl.


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HoosierKettle

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Re: Ry and his Dremel cut
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 06:50:33 AM »
I just run my wires between bowl and lid and havenít ruined a probe yet. Drill a hole for a probe port would be a better option then notching


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foshizzle

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Re: Ry and his Dremel cut
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 11:36:39 AM »
I notched an 18Ē and although it made things a little easier for wire management then using the grommet I ended up selling it and going back to an un-notched 18Ē and just putting the wires under the lid. Have done that with the Maverick Et732 and Flame Boss probes crimped under the lid with no problems.


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SMOKE FREAK

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Re: Ry and his Dremel cut
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 05:11:36 PM »
I made a notch in my stick burner but the lid on that thing is at least 20 pounds. I wouldn't think the lid on a kettle would be a problem.

That said...I don't use probes/therms in my kettle...

bamakettles

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Re: Ry and his Dremel cut
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 06:26:05 PM »
I would not notch.  Iíve drilled one kettle that was not a looker - strictly a cooker and installed a cable gland.  It works well for cooks requiring thermometer probes.


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Darko

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Re: Ry and his Dremel cut
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 08:52:01 AM »
I've never had an issue with the wires getting crimped as long as you dont slam the lid down.

Mike in Roseville

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Re: Ry and his Dremel cut
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 09:11:47 AM »
Previous owner of my 22WSM notched it. I actually think itís pretty handy with multiple probe wires.


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walley_eye

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Re: Ry and his Dremel cut
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 05:03:20 PM »
I usually run my wire down through bottom vent and out ash can holes and then run the probe up through the side of the grate over the top.

No drilling.


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