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Old 11-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Thermo grommet for your WSM

This turned out to be pretty easy. Once I got all the material gathered up. Went to the local electrical supply house and got a 2" piece of 1/2" OD running thread (which will make about 3 of these things) and 2 lock nuts. Price: $1.06.
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Then I got a step drill bit at harbor freight for $5.99

Figured out where I wanted the grommet , put some painters tape , drilled a 1/8" pilot hole then drilled to the 1/2" step with the big drill and its ready for the grommet.
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I probably cut 3/4" of the running thread for the grommet and after smoothing the cut end and de-burring the hole with a round file , that little chunk of pipe threaded into the 1/2" hole nice as you please. Tightened up the nuts and there you go. Only took about a half hour .....and 10 minutes Of that was me lookin for my hacksaw!
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So the whole thing cost , like 7 bucks and now I can have my thermo cables out of the way. No more juggling the lid! Bring on that turkey!
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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Looking good Sir. You appears to be an entergetic mechanical minded person. I may need you to work on my sled sometime. Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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Looking good Sir. You appears to be an entergetic mechanical minded person. I may need you to work on my sled sometime. Thanks.
well , im better with grills than i am with cars , but i can help you cuss out any seized bolts you might have....
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A little late for you HB, but if anyone else wants to do this, check out BBQ Guru no drilling required.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:06 PM   #5
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Yeah, I was thinking of gettin, one of them there Guru's..
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Yeah, I was thinking of gettin, one of them there Guru's..
say the word and i'll mail ya the piece of running thread i had left over....you could install one for the price of 2 lock nuts

also : from the bbq guru website :
NOTE: The Maverick ET-732 has a larger probe and does NOT fit through the eyelet holes.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #7
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Sure why not, less to buy right?
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