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Weather safe box

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When I smoke anything it is outside without cover/protection from the weather.  Sometimes the weather does NOT co-operate! Since I am sure I am not the only one with this problem, I made a weather safe box for my thermos to protect them from the weather. It wasnt hard...only needed a few tools, and a few materials. so lets get started!    I had a crude prototype that i made out of a plastic food container from some nuts I had purchased at the crocery store.

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To make a short story shorter....It got woreout. So I decided to continue with this idea but improve its design.

I had a weathertight box I had picked up from BassPro Shops as protection for my digital camera on my salmon fishing trip

 

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It has locking tabs...
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And a seal for the weather tightness....never mind the holes....you dont see those yet.
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As many of you know the ET-732 has thicker probes than the ET-73. this requires a 1/4" hole for it to fit through.
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So with a mind as to where the probe wires will be exiting the box, drill two holes...This is why this cannot be called a weatherproof  box.
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The thermo fits nicely ....It will also accomadate the ET-73 you will just have to loop the probe wires a bit to feed them through the bottom holes...
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This Box came with a strap attached that makes it easier to mount it to your smoker...I added the  S hook.
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I mocked up a mounting pole for my UDS to see if it will work. It is actually threaded lamp cord rod so it has a hole in it for the s hook. you could use electrical conduit also.
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Time to power up the thermo...
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I tried the range to see if it would be affected but all seemed to be fine. I could even get signal in the basement. 
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I am going to weld a piece of pipe or conduit to the outside of the smoker that I can put this rod down into as a holder. This keeps the rod removeable rather than welding it right to the UDS.
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I have another mount for my custom verticle smoker I just installed during an upgrade I am doing.

 

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This design makes it nice if you dont have a table next to your smoker to place your thermos on ...keeps them safe from the weather...and up where eager helpers cant get ahold of them........

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Thanks for checking out my Idea!

 

SOB 


Edited by SmokingOhioButcher - 3/30/11 at 6:29am
post #2 of 8

Nice!

 

  Craig

post #3 of 8

Where there's a will there's a way!

 

Great idea

post #4 of 8

You mean I gotta upgrade from my zip lock bag?   hit.gif

post #5 of 8

Great idea! thanks for sharing that.

post #6 of 8

Cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #7 of 8

Great idea You old SOB !

 

I have a roof over my MES, but a quick storm could come up & blow rain far enough to reach my Mavericks!

 

This has to be a really great idea for those who have non-electric smokers & are actually out there in the elements!!!!

 

Thanks SOB,

Bear

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Nice job on the Box icon14.gif

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