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Offline fireman68

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HELP! Duel Element Mod Instructions Needed
« on: September 24, 2017, 04:01:04 pm »
I have an older original Bradley smoker (with the temperature slide on the bottom of the cabinet) that is in pretty rough shape. I was looking at replacing it and trying to decide on going with the digital smoker or the newer original smoker and a PID. I found a great deal on an original and decide to go that route.  I was also thinking about taking the heating element from my old one and adding it to the new one to give it duel elements. That was the 1 thing I never liked about the Bradley was the length of time to recover the temperature when adding a full load of meat to smoke or keeping temperature if it is cooler or windy. I have been trying to find directions on how to do it and all of the links are older ones that go to the susanminor site that isn't working anymore or other forums with pictures from photobucket that don't display. Can anyone give me directions on how to do this? I am assuming that I just make a separate jumper wire for each end to go between the 2 elements. Is that correct? Do I need high temp wire? Where can you purchase this kind of wire? Any tips would be appreciated.

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« Last Edit: September 24, 2017, 04:03:05 pm by fireman68 »

Offline GusRobin

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Re: HELP! Duel Element Mod Instructions Needed
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 05:59:23 pm »
you can purchase the wire and terminals at allied-kenco
http://www.alliedkenco.com/301.aspx

send me a PM with your address and I will send you a PDF of the mod instruction to add a second element.
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Offline fireman68

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Re: HELP! Duel Element Mod Instructions Needed
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 02:20:22 am »
PM sent. Thanks!

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Re: HELP! Duel Element Mod Instructions Needed
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 01:42:25 pm »
I am assuming that I just make a separate jumper wire for each end to go between the 2 elements. Is that correct? Do I need high temp wire? Where can you purchase this kind of wire? Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks!

I have an OBS and that's how I wired my two elements.  I've been using it that way for over 5 years and no problem.  For the high temp wire I went to a mom and pop appliance repair store and asked them if they sell it.  I told the guy I needed about 1 ft.  He came out of the back with some and gave it to me free.

I also added an Auber PID controller in the SG at the same time I did the dual element mod.


« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 01:47:42 pm by TedEbear »

Offline fireman68

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Re: HELP! Duel Element Mod Instructions Needed
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 01:02:42 pm »
TedEbear - How difficult is it to wire in the PID? I was going to look at the plug and play model, but would prefer to have it built in like yours, so it's more compact.

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Re: HELP! Duel Element Mod Instructions Needed
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 01:43:10 pm »
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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: HELP! Duel Element Mod Instructions Needed
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 02:00:16 am »
TedEbear - How difficult is it to wire in the PID? I was going to look at the plug and play model, but would prefer to have it built in like yours, so it's more compact.

You might want to keep in mind, that if you build your own PID, and if you build it in it's own separate project box. You can also use your PID to control other electrical heating devices; such as your crock pot - which you can then use it as a sous vide cooker.


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