Problem with AMNPS and new MES 30 (the chip tray screw)

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by chapterthree, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Hey All,

    I got my MES 30 a few months ago and have been smoking using the chip tray.  Decided to get an AMNPS, and read the thread about reversing the screw direction on the chip tray holder to get the AMNPS to fit properly.  I've done that, but now the screw sticks out so far on the other side I can't get the chip tray back in (which from my reading I do need to stick it back in, just not all the way to allow proper airflow to the AMNPS).

    See pictures below.  Anybody have this issue?  This MES 30 is fairly new (Christmas 2013), wonder if the chip tray design changed?


  2. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I quit fooling around with modifications to my MES 30 and just went with the Mailbox Mod...What a world of difference and less hassle!

    Try it...Search Mailbox Mod.

    Good luck,  John
  3. I'll have to check out the Mailbox Mod one of these days. [​IMG]

    As a quick follow up for anybody else who happens to stumble upon this issue/thread, I was able to solve the problem by going to the hardware store and getting a shorter screw.  Note the screw/nut is metric, not standard.  I believe the size I ended up getting was M4x6mm panhead, but don't quote me on that.

    Now it's finally time to try the AMNPS this Monday.  Can't wait.
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your gonna love it. I don't have the mailbox mod. Works great right where you have it.

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