RT700 Light Modification

britbikemike

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Hello guys i wanted to post this and not sure in in the right place but here goes a very good friend of mine has a RT700 for 4-5 years he had me over for pulled pork and showed me the smoker and boom i got one from my wife for fathers day long story short i love it im again new to this and i was a bit worried about messing up the smoking and cooking prosses but as my good friend told me its the smoker and yes it is the smoker its hard to mess up smoke and cook with rectec at any rate my reason for the post is the light modification i did on my RT700 it was simple and took about 20 minuets all i did was unbolt the light and move the bottom hole on the light housing to the top hole in the smoker and drill one new hole it make better light and i to have the magic chef jerky racks 36" and the fit perfect with the light mod look at the pictures and let me know if you have any question's Mike

Having trouble with pictures can someone help?
 

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ok the first picture is in full dark 4AM in the morning

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this is two racks bottom and middle note this was taken in full sunlight

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this is a closeup of the light moved up as you can see the bottom mount on the light housing is now in the top of the OEM mount location

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and this is the CampChef 36" on the top rack with the light in new location i had the lens off

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full instructions are
go under your grill and find the two braided wires mine were white they were under the main barrel looking front to back they were tie wrapped in the back on a ledge clip out the tie wraps pull the extra wire out and feed up through the path they are at (i took the cover off the back side of the blower housing 6 -8 screws you can move the two wires easy that way and yes there was enough wire to make the move pull the light housing inside your grill pull wire and move the housing up bottom hole of housing goes in the old top hole install new bottom /top screw and snug center the housing from side to side i used a tape from side to side mark the top hole and drill i used a 90 degree drill but you can take out the grills and drip tray and heat shield to use a regular drill i used the same size hole in the top as the old screw i just used a pan head Philips machine screw and nut feed the screw down from the top of the stove in to the housing and installed the nut inside im sure the braided wires would be fine by themselves but i wrapped mine with foil lined heat wrap like for spark plug wires next to headers mine was like 1 3/4" wide tube and kinda shape able so i folded it around the wires and crimped it with a stainless steel wire tie Ace hardware had them in stock i did notch the top left of the light housing with a small grinder to keep the header wrap snugged down when it was all tighten up i left the rubber grommet in the same place i just pushed some of the wire back in the hole and used high temp silicone to fill the hole and cover the grommet used the old screw left over to install in old bottom hole if you need more info reach me at 610-730-2789 or [email protected]
 

britbikemike

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@britbikemike do the racks interfere with the RTD or have any effect on the temps? Any chance you could get a close up of the brackets without the shelves?
no interference with anything i did not mount the side racks i just take them in and out you do have to lift the end of the rack to install also they will lean in but not fall over its very easy to put the racks in once you have one in the rest just slide in no trouble
 

britbikemike

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full instructions are
go under your grill and find the two braided wires mine were white they were under the main barrel looking front to back they were tie wrapped in the back on a ledge clip out the tie wraps pull the extra wire out and feed up through the path they are at (i took the cover off the back side of the blower housing 6 -8 screws you can move the two wires easy that way and yes there was enough wire to make the move pull the light housing inside your grill pull wire and move the housing up bottom hole of housing goes in the old top hole install new bottom /top screw and snug center the housing from side to side i used a tape from side to side mark the top hole and drill i used a 90 degree drill but you can take out the grills and drip tray and heat shield to use a regular drill i used the same size hole in the top as the old screw i just used a pan head Philips machine screw and nut feed the screw down from the top of the stove in to the housing and installed the nut inside im sure the braided wires would be fine by themselves but i wrapped mine with foil lined heat wrap like for spark plug wires next to headers mine was like 1 3/4" wide tube and kinda shape able so i folded it around the wires and crimped it with a stainless steel wire tie Ace hardware had them in stock i did notch the top left of the light housing with a small grinder to keep the header wrap snugged down when it was all tighten up i left the rubber grommet in the same place i just pushed some of the wire back in the hole and used high temp silicone to fill the hole and cover the grommet used the old screw left over to install in old bottom hole if you need more info reach me at 610-730-2789 or [email protected]
ONE MORE THING i spray my light cover with grill rack spray inside and out wipe it down after each time i smoke and respray
 

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