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Offline dtjim

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Re: auber dual probe
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2013, 05:08:05 PM »
whats better a two element or the 900watt, does the 900 create alot of hot spots. Would i have to add a fan if i do one of those mods

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Re: auber dual probe
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2013, 09:16:10 PM »
Most people here do the dual element mod. 
I did the 900 watt, and have done 2 smokes with it. 
If I had to do it again, I'd have done the dual element mod.  I decided on the 900 watt because I figured the fins would transfer heat into the air better than the regular elements. 
I even talked to Tempco, who makes the 900 watt element we use (and they make elements similar to the regular Bradley elements).  He said finned elements transfer heat into air better than infrared tubes (which heat objects better). 
All of that said, the finned element only heats on about 9" of the element, whereas the Bradley element is longer. 
So I'd say its a tossup.  Pic the one you feel will be the easiest to mount based on your skills and tools.  I drilled 1/4" holes thru the back, used 3/4" long steel bushings to hold the element away from the back wall, with fender washers on inside and outside to spread the bearing surface over a bigger area. 
A fan would be a great idea.  Some don't.  But you're adding a lot more heat to the bottom, so your top to bottom temp spreads will be wider. 

Offline dtjim

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Re: auber dual probe
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2013, 06:39:02 AM »
i cant find either the 900 watt element or the mount for the element, i found the 500 watt replacement element but cant find the ceramic holder or wiring for it. does anyone know where i can get it

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Re: auber dual probe
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2013, 07:23:07 AM »
i cant find either the 900 watt element or the mount for the element, i found the 500 watt replacement element but cant find the ceramic holder or wiring for it. does anyone know where i can get it

Can't address the 900w, but if you are adding a second 500w element you don't need additional ceramic holders. The second element is placed in holes drilled into the reflector shield. The wiring comes from the back thru the existing holes and ceramic holder.

If you need a set of ceramic blocks call Bradley
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Re: auber dual probe
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2013, 08:21:55 AM »
You can get the needed parts from Bradley or from yardandpool.com.  I ordered mine from yard and pool and got the extra element, a second protective cage, a second inline fuse, a second temp sensor and a second temp sensor plug.  The wiring used by Bradley is high temp 18 awg wire that you will need to get.  If you go with a second temp sensor you will need a couple of short 4-40 bolts with nuts to mount it.  The second element I received had no attaching hardware for wiring.  The studs on each end are metric and will require M4 nuts and washers.  You will also need a couple of ring terminals and a couple of female spade terminals to complete your wiring hookups.   Good luck!
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Re: auber dual probe
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2013, 08:55:38 AM »
i cant find either the 900 watt element or the mount for the element, i found the 500 watt replacement element but cant find the ceramic holder or wiring for it. does anyone know where i can get it

The 900 watt element--add a couple more tools for $50 order and free shipping:
Zoro product number:  G2028932
Element made by Tempco, their item number:  CSF00131
http://www.zorotools.com/g/Stainless%20Steel%20Finned%20Strip%20Heaters/00061947/

How to mount it:
Bolts thru the back--
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=dtegq0fo2pl7o605sqdg57b575&topic=29038.0

Bolts thru angle aluminum, then mount it--see Reply #27 for photobucket link:
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=29266.15

Using window curtain brackets
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=24427.0

Aluminum brackets--very detailed instructions, drawings:
http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=31078.0

Good luck!


Offline dtjim

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Re: auber dual probe
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2013, 10:23:10 AM »
thanks guys