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Old 03-15-2006, 09:35 PM   #1
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A few WSM mods. Sorry about the pics that are sideways.
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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You ever gonna cook on that thing or just keep adding stuff to it? [-o< [-o< [-o<
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:50 AM   #3
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You ever gonna cook on that thing or just keep adding stuff to it? [-o< [-o< [-o<
Just cooking on the old one so far. Haven't needed volume yet. One is supposed to be in NC and the other in SC, but both are here right now.

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Old 03-16-2006, 03:52 AM   #4
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Looks good. I want to do some of the same to my two. Wadja do your drilling with?
The big holes were done with a 'step' drill. The smaller holes with std drill bits. All locations taped with masking tape and the pilot holes drilled before drilling the correct size holes.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:05 AM   #5
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Finn,

Did you drill an additional hole for your Guru? Can't they be installed in one of the vent holes or do you have to drill the hole for it?
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:20 AM   #6
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Did you drill an additional hole for your Guru? Can't they be installed in one of the vent holes or do you have to drill the hole for it?
Yeah, I drilled a hole for it. You can mount it at one of the dampers, which I did on the old one (I've since drilled a new hole in that one too), but that makes that damper to where it can only be either closed or essentially 1/3 open. I don't use the Guru for every cook... Not even 1/2 my cooks. This way I have all the vent dampers useable for my non-Guru cooks.

I talked with BBQ Fred before I did it, and he thought it was a good idea for me to do it. Said that the reason they tell people to use the damper is they didn't want to make people drill holes in their WSMs.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:15 AM   #7
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How big of a hole did you have to drill for the Guru?
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:35 AM   #8
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How big of a hole did you have to drill for the Guru?
3/4" dia That was the largest size on my step drill. I could have gone to 1", but 3/4" is much larger than the exsisting damper hole.


Drilling a hole in the kettle soon to mount a Guru adapter on it. Great for long indirect cooks.
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:58 AM   #9
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Nice post Finney. I like the idea of drilling a hole for the Guru so the original dampers are all still functional. I may have to do that myself.
Where are you going to drill the hole in your kettle for the Guru adapter?
Also, I'm glad to hear that you haven't actually cooked with the WSM in the pictures. It's much shinier than mine. :biggrin:
Well I talked with Fred about that and he said that as long as the adapter was mounted above the charcoal grate, it could go almost anywhere. My plan is to mount it on one of the sides, probably the same side that has lever for the ash catcher. Not exactly sure yet, that's why I didn't do it when I did the WSM.
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:39 PM   #10
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Uhmmmm, am I to assume the Chris finally bought a digital camera???? I liked your mods Chris, especially the handles added to the sides of the mid section.
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