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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by mneeley490 View Post
 

Living in the wet PNW, I smoke in the garage most of the time. I just wheel the smoker until the stack is under the eaves, and let it go. Never had a problem with smoke getting into the garage or house.

 

Guess ill have to try it that way sometime then. So far I've doubted it working since our garage is attached, the eve isn't very outcropped and I would think (sounds like incorrectly so) that it would all just blow into the garage. I guess my biggest issue with leaving the garage open though is someone coming by and stealing from my garage, especially on an overnight smoke...

 

Anyway if its a mid-day sort of smoke I may try that next time it rains. Ive been doing it on my covered front porch, and that works fine too.

post #22 of 33

Yeah, I'll only do an overnight if the weather is clear and I can push the smoker all the way out into the driveway. It's a commercial fridge conversion that has a door lock, and a chain to keep it from going anywhere. It's also blocked in by my cars and very heavy. Plus, my Maverick therm would alert me if it suddenly went out of range.

post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by mneeley490 View Post

Yeah, I'll only do an overnight if the weather is clear and I can push the smoker all the way out into the driveway. It's a commercial fridge conversion that has a door lock, and a chain to keep it from going anywhere. It's also blocked in by my cars and very heavy. Plus, my Maverick therm would alert me if it suddenly went out of range.

LOL

Where do you live that you are even remotely concerned your smoker is going to take off on ya? Haha
post #24 of 33

Maybe I should consider smoking out in my shop during this winter.......Hmmmmmm

post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by nevrsummr View Post


LOL

Where do you live that you are even remotely concerned your smoker is going to take off on ya? Haha

 

 

Well, you never know. We have a lot more rental houses in the neighborhood than we used to.

Ask some of these guys who have their smokers on trailers how concerned they are. I know of at least 3 forumites who've had theirs stolen.

post #26 of 33
I have my smoker in the garage in the winter. I put a fan in the window with the smoker right below it
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by mneeley490 View Post




Well, you never know. We have a lot more rental houses in the neighborhood than we used to.
Ask some of these guys who have their smokers on trailers how concerned they are. I know of at least 3 forumites who've had theirs stolen.

That's a great looking smoker! Nice Job! And forumites, new word to my vocabulary, great word.
post #28 of 33


As it is either extremely cold, raining,snowing, or a fire ban is on here, I elected to install my electric smoker permanently inside. I installed a kitchen range fan above it as is evident by the small smoke stain above it. It works very well and leaves no odor or smoke in the place. You obviously must have the fan going even on slow speed as it will smoke up the room.With this setup I can smoke year round. As mention by others the smoke is not hot.

In your case you could also put a suction fan at the end of the pipe you are using and draw the smoke out under the garage door if you don't want to cut holes any where.

:canada-flag-68:

post #29 of 33
Great set up!
post #30 of 33
Thread Starter 
Ok, Here's the install, thanks for all your input.




Smoker installed.


Used a 3 to 4" adapter, I already had the pipe.


Blocked in the upper window half.


Smokin away.
Only thing is that when I open the door from the house to go into the garage, it draws alittle smoke back through the chip door.

So far it is working pretty good. yahoo.gif
post #31 of 33

That will work. Nice job...JJ

post #32 of 33
Nice job. Happy smoking
post #33 of 33


Yea!. the longer the "SAY" chimney the higher the draft. Draft?. That's how hard your chimney pulls the heat out of your smoker. So if it is windy, and you have a strong pull, you will have a problem controlling your cooking temp. I've been doing heating/cooling/chimney sweeping for over 30 years. Smokers are not air tight, and if you cannot control the pull "disaster"!. But if you install a pipe with a damper in it you'll be able to control the draft. All it is, is a round piece of tin attached to an adjustment rod that you can fix in place with a set screw, most of the time. A plumbing or heating supply house should be able to help you. I rent, so I use tarps when needed. Or create a natural draft yourself. crack the garage door 1" or 2" and put the smoker next to a door or window. Hot air rises, find what might work for you.   

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