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  • cjm
    cjm
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    • Jul 2016
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    Using my new thermometer?

    Just got my Maverick 732.. but I have a home made grill with a heavy lid. Do I need to drill a hole in it because the lid is really crimping the leads, hate to drill because it has a really tight seal. May be a dumb question.
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    #2
    A hole small enough to pass the probe through won't affect things. I have a 5/16" hole in both my kettles with zero problems.

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      #3
      Drill away. It will be fine.

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      • Wrench77
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        • Aug 2016
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        #4
        Yep drill a hole. If you want to be able to seal up the hole when not in use. I welded in a 1/2 in NPT nipple with threads sticking out and flush inside. That way I screw on a cap when not using temp leads.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Wrench77 View Post
          Yep drill a hole. If you want to be able to seal up the hole when not in use. I welded in a 1/2 in NPT nipple with threads sticking out and flush inside. That way I screw on a cap when not using temp leads.
          Not being a welder, I just plug the open hole with a short, finger-tight bolt/nut when not in use for probe wires.

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          • Dewesq55
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            I, also, am not a welder. It's one skill (and tool) I really wish I had Mbmorgan

          • Jerod Broussard
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            If I had a welding machine, I'd be a welder again. Not that anything I did could pass a true stress test, but it held up enough to deer hunt out of. Welding is easy, setting up the machine for the job aggravated me to no end.

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