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WSM Cart Ideas

mkriet

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Hello all,
I've got a WSM 18 and am interested in making some modifications. One of the things I'm thinking about is making a cart with casters for it. I've seen a video on YouTube of how to make one for a 22, but was just curious if anyone has done one themselves. If so, would there be any other suggestions of things to put on it?

I saw one that is basically a box around the smoker, which would be nice for colder months or when it is windy. Curious if any of you would have suggestions.

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mkriet

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Thanks. I had searched Google, but was hoping to get feedback from some others that may have built a cart. Trying to get feedback like, "if I were to do it all over, I'd definitely have ......, or would make sure to do ....."
 

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My WSM is a 14" . I just added wheels to it , you have to make sure the wheels are plumb , or it won't roll or sit worth a darn .

This is a cart I built for a 22" kettle . Don't see why It wouldn't work for a WSM with some size adjustments . Might work as is . I use it when I use my 14 ,, love it .
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I would be nervous about building a wood box around mine. I will be interested to see what other say, I would like to do something with mine as well.
 

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mkriet

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I would be nervous about building a wood box around mine. I will be interested to see what other say, I would like to do something with mine as well.
Yeah, I know what you're saying. Having a combustible that close seems kind of iffy. However, I did see a picture of it online. I wonder if that person ever had to put in a claim to their insurance company for fire damage. :-)
 

gmc2003

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I've seen a few WSM's built into tables and smoke shacks. As long as there is enough of a gap between the smoker and the wood, you should be fine. One issue would be how easy is it to remove from your enclosure or table. Remember it's a charcoal smoker so you want to be able to dump the ash without killing yourself. Or having to contort your body to put your meat in or take it out.

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