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Pick a mailbox for mailbox mod

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So quick question. How do I find a mailbox that is not galvanized steel. I went to the local hardware store today and the mailboxes all said steel, but with a quick google I saw that they were galvanized steel. If I am not mistaken, galvanized steel is not good to use. Can someone give me a hand? Thanks.


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This is what I did instead of mailbox works great!!
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http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/239046/my-lil-grill-mailbox-mod-w-amnps#post_1497517
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The mail box will never get hot enough to volatilize the zinc coating... You will be fine...
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The mail box will never get hot enough to volatilize the zinc coating... You will be fine...
How about the 3" elbow going into the chip loader opening? It's galvanized ok from the heat?
-Kurt
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YES.... it's OK.... The part sticking into the MES "may" get up to 300 deg. F.... still WELL below any volatilization point.. If you can find the aluminum parts... they are easier to work with...
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As I've suggested to people before, just don't use the torch on the mailbox or the piping and you'll be fine...

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How about the 3" elbow going into the chip loader opening? It's galvanized ok from the heat?
-Kurt

Doc here a link to a adjustable 90 at HD for about 4.00

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Speedi-Products-3-in-Aluminum-90-Degree-Adjustable-Elbow-EX-26A90-03/202907324

 

3" aluminum pipe. Remember to cut the length before you snap it together.

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Speedi-Products-3-in-x-24-in-26-Gauge-Aluminum-Rigid-Pipe-EX-26AP-324/202907095

 

JTED

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Doc here a link to a adjustable 90 at HD for about 4.00

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Speedi-Products-3-in-Aluminum-90-Degree-Adjustable-Elbow-EX-26A90-03/202907324

3" aluminum pipe. Remember to cut the length before you snap it together.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Speedi-Products-3-in-x-24-in-26-Gauge-Aluminum-Rigid-Pipe-EX-26AP-324/202907095

JTED
Thanks Jted! I was at Menards the other day and saw all the 3" 90's, couplings, flex hose and a saddle fitting for those that come out the top of the mailbox. If I decide on the mailbox mod I'd come off the back of the mailbox with a coupling to flex pipe to a ninety into the chip loader. There's a HD a mile away from me I'll check out.
-Kurt
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