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post #21 of 31

My local ACE Hardware carries them

post #22 of 31

Got mine at Home Depot. Thin steel, but not galvanized. Painted on outside only. Cheap.

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Got mine at Home Depot. Thin steel, but not galvanized. Painted on outside only. Cheap.
Thanks I will have to check out my local store. In fact my wife is a employee there.
post #24 of 31
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Got mine at Home Depot. Thin steel, but not galvanized. Painted on outside only. Cheap.

 

I know this is an old post. But any idea which box you bought? I was at Home Depot the other day, the only steel mailboxes that I could see all said "Galvanized" on their boxes. Most were Gibraltar, there were some from another brand as well, sorry, I don't recall the name.

 

I also emailed Gibraltar. Unfortunately they said they don't sell any steel mailboxes which are not galvanized.

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Got mine at Home Depot. Thin steel, but not galvanized. Painted on outside only. Cheap.

I know this is an old post. But any idea which box you bought? I was at Home Depot the other day, the only steel mailboxes that I could see all said "Galvanized" on their boxes. Most were Gibraltar, there were some from another brand as well, sorry, I don't recall the name.

I also emailed Gibraltar. Unfortunately they said they don't sell any steel mailboxes which are not galvanized.
No idea the brand. It was over a year ago. The cheapest thing they had. I think around $16. Try Lowe's or Menards?
post #26 of 31

Thank you for the reply. We don't have Menards around here, but I'll check Lowe's.

 

It would be nice to find an option that wasn't galvanized, and was widely available (ideally also inexpensive). Apparently aluminum mailboxes used to be available (I believe by Gibraltar, at least), but I had difficulty finding them still for sale. At least there are other options too, like the toolbox method that one user shared.

post #27 of 31
Just use your imagination. That's how the mailbox started, I'm sure. All you need is a metal box big enough to hold a tube or tray that you can make some air holes in and attach to a smoker with piping.
post #28 of 31

I actually have a toolbox on order, and some aluminum ducting. If I could find a simple mailbox, that would be nice (front-opening door, smoke exiting at the back, etc etc). But I'll use the toolbox (and hopefully post results) if I can't find a suitable, non-galvanized mailbox.

post #29 of 31
Just chiming in. I got my mailbox and hardware at Home Depot for about $30.
It is galvanized but after much research I felt comfortable going with it.

I used a vent from a old Mes30 to control the air flow through the holes I drilled in the door, plugged the bottom holes and sealed the rear tube outlet.

I also lifted it using stainless bolts to get it up off the ground.

Works great.
Good luck with your mod. Keep us posted on your project.
Happy Smoking.
post #30 of 31

Very nice, I like the vent control on the front!

 

I realized a straightforward way to raise the AMNPS off the ground would be to clip 4 binder clips to the vertical metal "beams" underneath it. No drilling, etc, required. Not as robust as running bolts out the bottom, but stainless can be difficult to drill, so something that doesn't require modifying it could be simpler.

post #31 of 31
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Very nice, I like the vent control on the front!

I realized a straightforward way to raise the AMNPS off the ground would be to clip 4 binder clips to the vertical metal "beams" underneath it. No drilling, etc, required. Not as robust as running bolts out the bottom, but stainless can be difficult to drill, so something that doesn't require modifying it could be simpler.
You are a thinker, good idea. Me, being a machinist I took it to my skills.
Good job! Whatever works.
Not to say Machinist' s aren't thinkers, just sayin.
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