Want to use a heating element on grill, need to extend outside grill


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Old 08-21-21, 10:10 PM
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Want to use a heating element on grill, need to extend outside grill

So I am looking to use something like this Electric Grill element on my grill.

Problem is I need to figure a way to leave the element at the bottom of the grill and run wires from the element up and out my vents at the top of the grill near the grates.

Is there a way to just get the female connectors for that element and then run them to the outside of grill to plug into to temp controller. I drafted a quick sketch of what I'm trying to do to see if it's possible.

I'd assume something connected to High temp wire but not sure where I'd get the female ends and male ends to add onto the high temp wire (I am assuming this doesn't exist already and I need to custom create it.

Ideally I'll run the wire up to the hole for the vent and put the temp probe though the hole on the grill while the 2 connectors are plugged into the plug

 
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Old 08-22-21, 06:43 AM
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So your looking to what, retrofit a gas grill to an electric grill?

Sounds pretty dangerous, it was never designed for that and the chance of an electrical issues is pretty high!
 
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Old 08-22-21, 07:34 AM
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If you look at other, similar heating elements they have standard spade connectors which is super easy to attach to. Any electronics supply or home center will have the connectors and crimping tool.
 
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Old 08-22-21, 08:12 AM
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So

Sounds good, I was thinking of that route but instead wanted to go with this way jut in case I can get the temp control aspect from the temp gauge.

I'll keep an eye out.

So the plan is to just throw this on the bottom of a charcoal grill, no concerns with gas. Or anything else like that.
 
 

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