Author Topic: ADDING EXTRA HEAT ELEMENT  (Read 2549 times)

Offline 12freddie13

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ADDING EXTRA HEAT ELEMENT
« on: May 22, 2008, 10:01:31 am »
I WOULD LIKE TO ADD AN AUXILARY HEAT ELEMENT TO FINISH SOME FOODS AT A HIGHER TEMP.HAS ANYONE TRIED THIS ?

Offline westexasmoker

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Re: ADDING EXTRA HEAT ELEMENT
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 10:12:48 am »
I'm not a lot of help on this, but seems like I remeber a thread with an upgraded element 1000watt if memory serves correct.  I see if I can find it, or someone with more knowledge will pipe in (paging Arcs) I 'm sure!

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Re: ADDING EXTRA HEAT ELEMENT
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 10:20:24 am »
Its amazing what one can accomplish when one doesn't know what one can't do!

Offline West Coast Sausage Maker

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Re: ADDING EXTRA HEAT ELEMENT
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 06:10:34 pm »
Use a 1000 watt hotplate with a pid controler... and make sure you have fire insurance  ::)

actually If memory serves me corectly... the BDS relay is rated at 14 amps ... enough for a 1000 watt hotplate.


Watts divided by  volts = amperage
1000        /          110 = 9 amps

This is only a suggestion as it may Void Warranty  :P
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Re: ADDING EXTRA HEAT ELEMENT
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 06:17:25 pm »
on second thought.....It may be better to finish whatever it is in the oven.
A bradley salesrep (there seems to be a new one every week) confided in me that he only uses his smoker for smoke.
He cooks or finishes of his meat in the oven.
I think he is no longer with the company. :o

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