Can't see MES display in bright sunlight

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bud lite, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. bud lite

    bud lite Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    A small but annoying problem.
    Have to block the sunlight from washing out the MES display.

    A two pound plastic coffee container and scissors/tin snips makes a "quick and dirty" light shield.

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    Side view.

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    A little tape holds it on.
    Or, you could get fancy with a couple of magnets.
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  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good idea ya got there Dale. Plus I'd bet it would keep it dry on a rainy day too.
     
  3. slickrat

    slickrat Smoke Blower

    Much better than leaning over the mes and cupping my hand around the display trying to see those numbers!!
     
  4. Sounds so familiar![​IMG]

    Thanks for the idea Dale and sharing. It is a minor annoyance, but up until now just something that I have lived with thinking it was just my OLD eyes!

    [​IMG]Matt[​IMG]
    aka Rocky
     
  5. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    nice solution
     
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great idea, thanks for sharing.
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats a great idea will have to keep it in mind
     
  8. bud lite

    bud lite Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    p.s. Works even better if you hit the inside of the coffee container with a little black spray paint. [​IMG]
     
  9. I find a screened in deck works just as well. [​IMG] I didn't know the display was an issue as it is nice and bright in the shade. The ceiling fan dispenses the smoke too [​IMG]
     

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