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Redesigned my Mailbox mod, now having an issue?!

Discussion in 'AMNPS Tester forum' started by JZ_Focus, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. JZ_Focus

    JZ_Focus Fire Starter

    So I had my Masterbuilt smoker sitting on a picnic and my mailbox sitting on a bench connected by the flexi dryer hose. THis has worked really well for about a year and a half. However, it was time to give my wife the picnic table back so I built a new stand which located the mailbox on the same level as the smoker. The flow of smoke has seemed to decrease substantially, and in fact it seems like more of the smoke is escaping from the vent holes in the mail box.

    My question is, does the mailbox need to be significantly lower than the smoker for the smoke to flow properly?

    This is the current set-up with the revised mailbox mod:
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    I'm thinking I need to build a small shelf underneath for the mailbox, and then pipe it up to the smoker cabinet.
     
  2. JJS

    JJS Smoke Blower

    Having the mailbox lower than the smoker box will definitely help
     
  3. fivetricks

    fivetricks Smoking Fanatic

    Yup. Sounds like youre on the right track. Lower the box.

    Here's my stand setup. You can see how the boxes are lower and they have great flow.

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  4. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  5. JZ_Focus

    JZ_Focus Fire Starter

    I guess this is a question I should have asked before building the stand I made. I definitely designed it for the width to have the mailbox to the side instead of below. I guess now I'll have room for a second Masterbuilt smoker.
     
  6. JJS

    JJS Smoke Blower

    Or a beer fridge
     
  7. JZ_Focus

    JZ_Focus Fire Starter

    I had bought a commercial mini fridge last year for use when curing my meats and such and it was just too big for me to get down to my basement. I ended up selling it. Now I wish I had it back. Not that it was designed to be outside anyway, but I did have it outside and running for a little while and it worked pretty well.