Has anybody done this and regretted it? I'm nearing the completion of my build (~24x46 80 gal compressor tank, reverse flow build) and my dad came over to check it out today... My plan since the idea hit me to build a patio cooker was to set this thing on posts in concrete off the side of my deck. When i built my deck i purposefully built a roughly 2' x 8' 'protrusion' off the side for sitting my gas and charcoal grills. Since the only thing i have used my gas grill for since i moved here is lighting a charcoal chimney on the side burner i've decided to get rid of it and put my custom build there. But after talking with him... And I both respect his opinions and consider him an intelligent man. But he basically thinks I'm nuts for permanently mounting this thing in the ground. Says within a year or 2 I will regret doing it for some reason or another. Either want to change my deck around, or move the smoker or something else along those lines. Says I should put it on a cart with wheels where i can move it, and just pour a small concrete pad to set it on. I personally think its the perfect spot for putting it, and my wife agrees.. And I fully plan on living in this house for the next 20+ years (we just moved here about this time last year), so no worries in that department. We all went in on a Kingfisher rotisserie, so i have a similar sized cooker I can move wherever I need for big cooks away from the house.. I also ordered a WSM yesterday to take along for weekend camping trips, etc.. If I wanted something I could cart around, I would've at least doubled or tripled my cooking chamber size and mounted it on a trailer. Would'nt have been out much more money, or a whole lot more work. And thats something I may do in the future. I will try to get some pics of the space as soon as I can... But the basic question still remains... Have you ever permanently mounted a smoker and regretted it down the line? Thoughts? Opinions?