Originally Posted by Bluehawg
Hey man, those weld beads are looking great! I have a question though. I haven't ever made a grill/smoker with a port to be able to put in meat probe cables/wires but think I may want to on this one. How exactly did you make the port? Did you just drill a hole for the wires to pass through or did you use a grommet or something to keep smoke and all from leaking out? I know I can drill out a spot and weld a pipe nipple fitting in order to mount my thermometers but I want to be able to use a maverick without the thing leaking smoke everywhere.... OR, would that even matter?
Inquiring minds need to know. :)
I just drill holes and feed my probe wires through them! I drill the hole just big enough to get two probes in the same hole, by the that time there isn't much space left for smoke/hot air to get out.
By the way, that fundraiser trailer looks mighty nice! Maybe the kids should build another one to put your cooker on and donate it to you for being such a swell teacher!