I ordered the probe eyelet assembly from BBQ Guru and the Maverick 732 from Amazon at the same time. I was so excited, that I missed the *Maverick NOTE* at the bottom stating the probes would not fit. DOH! :frusty:
I installed the sensor already, so should I return the Maverick to Amazon and get another thermometer that will fit? I am not interested in drilling holes in my WSM.
Any help is appreciated.
03-25-2013 10:20 AM
Run the wires under the lid.
03-25-2013 10:20 AM
Just run the probe through the top vent of your wsm. No drilling required.
03-25-2013 11:22 AM
Thanks for the suggestions...
If run under the lid, the wire gets crimped and I am afraid it will get damaged over time.
Running thru the top vent of the lid is an option but not the one I prefer.
03-25-2013 11:29 AM
I dont have a WSM but I have something close
I just run them through the door and close the door with the wire sticking out one of the corners.
03-25-2013 12:09 PM
I just drilled a slightly bigger hole and left the eyelet out, running directly into the hole.
03-25-2013 12:41 PM
Cajun Bandit has the 3/8 eyelet that will hold 3 or 4 probes.
03-26-2013 03:17 PM
Thanks for all the help...
I can return the Maverick 732 so is there another thermometer u guys would recommend that would fit thru the BBQ Guru eyelets?
Have also seen some guys use a dremel tool to cut a small slit in the middle section to be able to pass the probe and wire thru.
03-26-2013 04:06 PM
Just drill the hole. No big deal. Put tape over the spot before drilling to prevent the coating from chipping.
03-27-2013 09:37 AM
I've drilled a lot of holes in my WSMs for mods. It's easy and they've done no damage.
Using a Dremel to make a slot also works well, but it's also invasive. If you are going to Dremel it, might just as well drill a hole.
03-27-2013 10:21 AM
Do I need a specific drill bit?
03-27-2013 10:59 AM
maverick sells grommets too. i assume they would work for the et-732. i have one too and am going to order these and give them a try.