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MES Cart Mod Complete

McCann519

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I have been wanting to make up a little cart for my MES 30 for a little while now. Since I did the mailbox mod I thought it would be best to have everything secured in one spot, rather than setting up everytime I need to smoke. I basically copied the carts I have seen others with here. I was able to find this cart for $76 CAD on amazon.ca and it worked perfect. I would definitely recommend to anybody looking for one north of the border.

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One thing I went ahead and did was to add some splatter mat or grill mat under both the smoker and the mailbox. I have had a couple times where I had some black water come leaking out of the smoker, I wanted to make sure I would not get the patio or any other items in the cart dirty if this did happen. Also, I made sure to level and bolt down the smoker to the cart to make sure it would not tip or fall off. In order to do so, I had to get a couple longer bolts. FYI, these are M10 bolts and I went with a 60mm length in order to accomodate the cart shelf and use the masterbuilt spacers/feet. Also, when gathering supplies for the cart, I grabbed a 12/3 25 ft extension cord so I can get it a little further from the back door.

All in all turned out great. One thing I might still do is switch the mailbox to the opposite end of the cart so the ducting is not quite as tight. Everything works fine as-is, but I think it would work out a little better on the other end.

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Braz

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Nice! I think moving the mailbox to the other side is a good idea.
 

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I like it!!
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Looks good , nice job . I have kind of the same set up , but mail box is on the left .
 

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Nice job on the cart. It'll sure make your life a lit easier.
If you decide to move the mailbox to the other end, try ti keep the ducting on an upwards incline to help with the flow of smoke.
Gary
 

McCann519

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Thanks guys, I think its going to be perfect once I get that mailbox moved. Something I wish I noticed before getting it all fastened down :D
 

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Do you have room to set the mailbox on the bottom shelf ?
I can post a pic of my set up if your interested .
 

McCann519

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Thanks for the kind words guys!!

chopsaw, I thought about putting on the bottom rack, but my mailbox is longer than the rack is wide. I had to cut the front lip off the small platform I currently have it on. I think moving to the other side will be the easiest way now that everything is setup lol
 

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I like how you kept the center of gravity lower by leaving off the top shelf.
 

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