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Remote Thermometer

BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 670
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
As I am getting ready to do my first low and slow cook, I was curious how do you run your probes on the Egg? Do yo run them through the side and take a chance on the wire getting crimped by the lid? Or maybe run them down through the top?
Clarendon Hills, IL


  • Always run mine through the sides.  Never had a issue with cable or gasket.  Enjoy....
    Keep on Smokin!!!
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 938
    Through the side here as well.

  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878 issues.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,905
    It won't crimp the wires.  I've been sticking the same wires under lids for 9 years and these original probes are still going strong.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,699
    Same as the others but I try to route through the side so the wires exit where the platesetter comes close to the gasket.  This prevents the direct heat from the charcoal from hitting the leads. 
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 670
    Excellent. Thanks guys.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
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