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Water leaking from the back left side of MES 30"

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by english-bulldog, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. philncny

    philncny Newbie

    As far as the black liquid puddles, I'm going to guess creosote condensing out of the smoke due to the 30 degree temperature (and maybe a not quite tight seal around the door?). Of course I could be wrong (and usually am!).

    Phil
     
  2. balcy

    balcy Newbie

    Could be as I did had visible TBS around the door but I am not too concerned as that is probably why the AMNPS stayed lit. I have an gen 1 with only the one small vent hole in the upper rear.

    Dave 
     
  3. I've done 2 smokings with a masterbuilt 30 from Basspro. I've had leaks at front right corner both times. I live in Houston so outside temp not a problem; unit is level. Both times smoked with vent closed; thought that was what I was supposed to do. I am concerned with the bottom rusting out.
     
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Which Generation MES do you have? Glass door?

    My top vent is open 100% all the time, unless it's windy, or I'm preheating. Then I close it when not in use.

    Bear
     
  5. Gen 2; no window; next time will open vent and put a pan under meat. Thanks!
     
  6. maplenut

    maplenut Smoke Blower

    Here is where mine is leaking.

    The outside temps were 14  degrees.


     
  7. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    It's kinda like when a roof leaks, and it's dripping through the kitchen ceiling. That doesn't mean that the roof is leaking right above the kitchen. It could be leaking on the other side of the house, but coming through over the kitchen.

    Even though your smoker is leaking near the back, it would be my guess that the water is condensation from the glass door, then running down the door, across the floor & leaking at the lowest point.

    Just my guess.

    Bear
     
  8. I smoked for six hours on Super Bowl Sunday and had no further leaks.  Opening the vent fully must have helped.
     
  9. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

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    Bear