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Old 06-24-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hacking A New WSM

Yesterday morning George sells a WSM to a customer and the guy wants a temp gauge installed, so Wittdog and I bore a 1/2 inch hole in the lid and install the gauge. It felt kind of funny hacking a hole in the lid of a spanking brand new WSM that was fresh right out of the box!
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:27 PM   #2
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scares the hell out of me, although I wish I had one installed.
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scares the hell out of me, although I wish I had one installed.
Got 2 temp guages ready to install in my 2 WMS got em from Lowes for 20.00 each 3 inch diameter they were half price , while I was gathering some hickory chunck bas , Niki found and put the guages in my cart!! What I find I have in my wife , she is looking around for folding tables and chairs now!!!!!
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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Drill no holes!!!!!
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:54 PM   #5
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Just shove them into the top vent!
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:41 AM   #6
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Just shove them into the top vent!
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:45 AM   #7
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Yea, but that renders the top vent inoperable. What then? Make a plug from foil? Rip a hole in the lid. Bunch of big chickens!
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Yea, but that renders the top vent inoperable. What then? Make a plug from foil? Rip a hole in the lid. Bunch of big chickens!

Went to the Weber Bullet area and they give instructions on how to mount a guage using a drill and the best place to put it , those 3 holes on top are ment to be open for a reason , and plan on leaving them that way. Heck they eve tell ya what kind of bit to use so you dont damage the cooker, ya cant beat that . I even saw a thing on putting side tables on em for petes sake , makes sense for putting those temp probes on dont it??
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mine are drilled in, its no big deal
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:16 AM   #10
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I hav one in 2 of the 3 I own. I use the third for chicken mostly and that doesn't require quite as accurate temprature control. Just make it hot and get to cookin. Anyway I mounted mine about 2.5 inches from the bottom of the lid.
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