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Added a Sun Shield to MES

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I know other people have the same problem as me. I was tired of not being able to see my controller. The creative juices began to flow yet again. I built a template out of cardboard. Transfered to some sheetmetal I had laying around. Here is my final result. I also posted the pics to my flame job but the title would not change. So I figured that all the people that had seen that would not look again. Enjoy works really good.

Enjoy in moderation!!!! icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 23
points.gifThats certainly what the MES needs and looks good on there. Its frustrating to have to shield the damned thing everytime you want to check the temps or the time.
Kudos for the build. Its too bad the Masterbuilt people didnt address that issue when they fixed up the new model.
post #3 of 23
Excellent Job! Always surprised me they never used LCD display instead of that LED they use. Now all you have to do is market it
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
All it took was the seasoning run for me. I was irritated that I had to shade it to see it. Fixed now. There may be some cosmetic additions in the near future. icon_smile.gif
post #5 of 23
That is awsome.points.gif I will forward this to an engineer I have contact with, who knows they may well utilize the idea. I think an improvement would be to extend it further to the front to totally cover it from the weather also.

What do you think?
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post #7 of 23
Great idea and good looking work. That has to put you on a list for OTBS!
post #8 of 23
Definitely noteworthy towards an OTBS nod, but we still gotta wait the time period~
post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks Ron yes please foward and see what happens. If I made it longer I would have to make an angle or height change. I will stare at it and contemplate.

post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
explain what is involved with the OTBS list.icon_confused.gif
post #11 of 23
Also how is it attached?
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
I used the 2 screws in the back. Went to Ace and picked up longer screws.

Here is the template that I made.

Hope this helps.

post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks I appreciate the nomination.
post #14 of 23
I use mine on top of my AC unit for now and will make or buy a stand this summer to set it on so it sits high enough that it's easier to get in and out of. Because it's so tall it makes it even harder to see the display. I've thought about making a bracket to face it more forward too. That, in combination with the sun/weather shield would be great..
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
HMMMM now you have me thinking again. That may be real easy to do with what I have already biult. Good idea
post #16 of 23
Looks awesome!
post #17 of 23
A great looking and inspiring mod for the MES, I want to acknowledge JamminJimi for sharing his work with the MES and greater SMF community, and present this unofficial merit award for his HOT MES Mod that signifies our appreciation.

Please note there are many MES owners that have posted fantastic MES Mods previously, those individuals all deserve great praise and an award, however I am starting this little notice of appreciation as of 9/1/09 going forward. If you posted a original MES mod not previously posted by another SMF member since 9/1/09 and I missed please PM me with the link so I can update your thread with your deserving award. If your mod is similar to a previous mod without significant changes or improvements then I will let you know. I know there have been some new MES mods I have missed so please send a pm. Thank you...
post #18 of 23
I have been using a card board box cover since day 1, but never was inspired to make somthing permanent, but I am now... Thanks..
Note: My cardboard box is a hood with the bottom cut out and the side so you can look in, the box is wide enough to allow me to place my Taylor digital next to the controller. The height is high enough to allow me to still stow the box after done with smoking inside the smoker on one of the shelves. In the 19 months since I owned the MES I have only needed 2 boxes.

Also I have my MES on a stand about 12-13 inches high, which is about the perfect height for my body height 5'11''. I need to reinforce it because it is only a frame, and mount some dolly wheels.
post #19 of 23
Great mod Jimmi! Although it is rarely bright enough in Washington to need it.lol
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
Sorry about the sunshine issue. But if it ever comes out in Washington. You have a good mod.

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