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Old 04-10-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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My UDS is almost ready, just need to do a burn out so I picked up a Maverick ET -733 to have it ready to go. I see some people hang the transmitter right on the drum, some people have a shelf on their drum where they place the transmitter and others have the six foot probes and have the transmitter quite a distance away.

So how far away does it need to be ?? Would a few inches away be enough to protect it from heat ??

Here is a couple pic's of my set up, its held on by a magnet and I can adjust the distance out from the drum another inch or so, but would rather have it as close to the drum as I can without killing it with heat.



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Old 04-10-2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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When I had a WSM, I hung my 732 from the door handle (using the included clip) with no issues. Many folks do the same. It was closer than yours. I can't imagine the heat radiating from your drum is any greater than a WSM. I think you are fine.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:46 PM   #3
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Nice setup
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:09 PM   #4
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Damn near identical to what I use on my WSM 18.5. I've never had an issue with the transmitter getting too hot.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:16 PM   #5
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Ok, because I have not yet fired this baby up I had no idea how hot the outside of the drum gets.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:20 PM   #6
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Stanchez, how did you connect your transmitter to your magnet ??? I would rather not had to fab a tray, I like how yours is without a tray.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:54 PM   #7
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That's a cool mod. Like to have build details if possible.

Currently, I have mine from the lip where the barrel and lid meet. I make sure that I put the mount hook between the lip of the barrel and the lid, this keeps the Maverick about more than an inch from the barrel. I checked it the first couple times I used it and it wasn't hot, so now I don't worry about it.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:05 PM   #8
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I would also like to see how that clip was made. That looks cooler than the two magnetic hooks I use.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:25 PM   #9
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Soon hopefully they'll come out with thermometer transmitters that will have completely wireless probes....dang that would be nice.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:17 PM   #10
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I just hang mine from the lip. it hangs and rests on the side of the drum. doesn't get hot enough to bother it... so far....
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:22 PM   #11
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I use the door handle for the last 3 long smoking sessions: NO problems at all!
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:48 PM   #12
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Nice Mods. I'm runnin' Redneck style:



Have installed a grommet since this pic so no wire leads running under the lid.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:20 PM   #13
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I would also like to see how that clip was made. That looks cooler than the two magnetic hooks I use.
I do not know about Stanchez's set up, but mine was made with junk I had in my shop at work and a magnet I picked up at Ace Hardware the last time I was in the US. The bracket is a forklift headlight bracket and the tray I fabbed from a small piece of sheet metal I had layin around.

I'm happy to hear that heat destroying my Maverick will not be an issue.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:28 PM   #14
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Well, I'm a pack rat and I basically made this mount with junk I had lying around. I started with a magnetic wreath hanger that I swiped from my Christmas obsessed wife, cut off the hook, cut and bent a piece of strap from a sink drain. I then disassembled the the Maverick snap mount and bolted yoke part to the whole works with a nylon washer to insulate it from the metal strap. While the magnet can get quite hot its far enough away from the cooker that the transmitter stays nice and cool.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:20 PM   #15
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Keep it simple, I like your idea, I did not think about just using the clip to attatch it to the magnet.
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