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Ken

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Itís Raining in WA.
« on: October 10, 2020, 07:21:30 PM »
Here is my make shift lid.  As everything goes with this smoker, heavy duty foil  works best.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2020, 07:24:53 PM by Ken »

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Re: Itís Raining in WA.
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 08:05:13 PM »
I would orientate it so the thermostat is covered as well unless you have pulled the knob and silicone caulked around it.
Dave
Smokin-It #3 main smoker.
1400 Smokin Tex (same size as #2) for Snowbird time.
Smokin-It #1 for camping trips.
MES 30 w/mailbox mod is backup and for cheese smoking.
Green Mountain Davy Crockett Pellet Grill/Smoker
Spokane, WA

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Re: Itís Raining in WA.
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 11:14:27 PM »
It was make shift.  I put a plastic bag over the thermometer until it stopped raining.

Ken

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Re: Itís Raining in WA.
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 12:06:31 PM »
I didnít understand Daveís response.  I always thought the thermostat was waterproof on itís own.

Lonzinomaker

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Re: Itís Raining in WA.
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 12:24:05 PM »
I have replaced 3 thermostats on Smokin Tex and Cookshack smokers (the newest was made in 2010). They had no seal around the stem of the thermostat. I assumed Smokin-It was made the same.
I just checked my #3 and #1 and there is a rubber ring around the stem that "should" keep water from entering the thermostat. I would call the fixture water resistant, not water proof. So I would still try to keep as much water off the top of the smoker in the interest of safety.  A hotel full sheet pan makes a good cover and does duty as a carry tray as well. Hope I didn't alarm you too much.
Dave
Dave
Smokin-It #3 main smoker.
1400 Smokin Tex (same size as #2) for Snowbird time.
Smokin-It #1 for camping trips.
MES 30 w/mailbox mod is backup and for cheese smoking.
Green Mountain Davy Crockett Pellet Grill/Smoker
Spokane, WA

Ken

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Re: Itís Raining in WA.
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2020, 01:03:18 PM »
I keep a cover on it when not in use. That should help.