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Title: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: squirtthecat on July 27, 2009, 04:29:19 PM

I'm thinking about getting one of these to keep my OBS in. (and put it up higher on some kind of stand/cabinet/table)   Does anyone have this particular model?   

Any tips/gotchas?   Looking at the interior shelf (you can make your own to fit) dimensions, we are looking at 29 1/2" wide, and 16 5/16" deep.   Is that enough clearance?  I don't want the door to catch on anything, or worse - melt a hole in the back of it.

(http://menards.inserts2online.com/MenardsMenardsProjectDaysSaleI/breakouts/b520683_10.jpg)

Link to product description:  http://is.gd/1PuQO

(this is from the current Menards flier)

TIA!
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: Mr Walleye on July 27, 2009, 04:45:26 PM
STC

I think Tiny Tim uses that exact storage unit for his. I have also seen homebuilt units and they usually install a roof vent on the top of them to allow the smoke out. I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Mike
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: Tiny Tim on July 27, 2009, 05:19:15 PM
Yep, Walleye's right, I use the vertical.  I haven't put a shelf in it...just put my smoker on an old end table type thing, and it takes it just a touch too high to put the shelf in.  Works great, although this winter, it did blow over, fortunately while the smoker was not in it.

btw, not sure I approve of your user name, unless you have a cat named squirt..............j/k
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: squirtthecat on July 27, 2009, 05:27:39 PM
Yep, Walleye's right, I use the vertical.  I haven't put a shelf in it...just put my smoker on an old end table type thing, and it takes it just a touch too high to put the shelf in.  Works great, although this winter, it did blow over, fortunately while the smoker was not in it.

btw, not sure I approve of your user name, unless you have a cat named squirt..............j/k

Thanks TT.   I'm going to take the Suncast manual advice and screw it to my fence for additional support.   That's where I am building my new 'grill patio' out in the yard.   More on that later as that project advances.


And yes, I do have a cat named Squirt.  Hard to tell from my tiny user pic, but he is my ~18 pound diabetic little buddy.  Walgreens (where I get his D supplies from) couldn't fit "Squirt The Cat [last name here]" on his prescription records, so they shortened it to SquirtTheCa.  I tweaked that for my various user names.

Thx!
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: Tiny Tim on July 27, 2009, 05:59:43 PM
wow 18 pounds?  Does the floor bounce when he walks? lol  My little Sneetch might be close, but her sister Bela, I would say is around 8 or so.
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: squirtthecat on July 27, 2009, 06:10:33 PM
wow 18 pounds?  Does the floor bounce when he walks? lol  My little Sneetch might be close, but her sister Bela, I would say is around 8 or so.

Ah, no.  But we know it when he jumps down off of the bathroom sink and hits the floor.

He's on the right, with his 'cousin' (cat sitting for the MIL, while she and the Mrs are traveling) stalking the Bradley - like furry Raptors:

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SmuYXvu7-MI/AAAAAAAA4-o/-byedtYPwqQ/s720/0725091652-00.jpg)

He is a big boy.
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: squirtthecat on August 06, 2009, 03:18:20 PM

I think I have most of the pieces needed for my 'smoke shed'..

Got one of these in a box in the garage:

(http://www.suncast.com/images/product/gs1250ba-closed-400.jpg)


One of these to act as a heavy duty shelf/cabinet. (after some surgery, lopping 7" off of the face)  I'll probably add some shelves to store racks/accessories/etc - and maybe an improvised 'door' on the front.


(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntUlfmexKI/AAAAAAAA5e0/7pH0S0cc0gs/s720/0806091641-00.jpg)


And I'm thinking of a slightly modified one of these to act as a base for the cabinet (in case we get standing water in the yard)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntUiSMtb4I/AAAAAAAA5es/_enL12e7LDs/s720/0804091207-00.jpg)



Sound like a plan?

Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: westexasmoker on August 06, 2009, 03:58:50 PM
I think that looks like an excellent plan!

C
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: FLBentRider on August 06, 2009, 04:00:04 PM
"I love it when a plan comes together!"
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: Wildcat on August 06, 2009, 04:35:15 PM
Sounds like a good plan to me as well.  BTW nice deck!
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: squirtthecat on August 06, 2009, 05:25:28 PM

By golly, I think this will work.. 

I just set up the 'shed' for a quick dry fit of everything. (lots of leveling + landscaping to be done before "Final Product" is ready)

Assembled, dry fit of OBS, make sure everything clears...

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntxECeRAsI/AAAAAAAA5fo/a1DG69OCxqw/s720/0806091844-00.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntxF1TltbI/AAAAAAAA5fw/pww3JSfWLV4/s720/0806091847-00.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntxHCMgPYI/AAAAAAAA5f8/ULxaaXP3QME/s720/0806091848-00.jpg)

Lots of room in the back for air flow. (might bolt in a piece of stainless steel for some added insulation)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntxIHyDhII/AAAAAAAA5gE/vlJNT9q9DkM/s720/0806091848-01.jpg)


Plenty of clearance to get the door open to get racks in/out.

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntxJRYzsqI/AAAAAAAA5gM/SSlvlzf7ZUM/s720/0806091853-00.jpg)


Tacked to the fence for now - might have some storms tomorrow night.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntxKLw2tQI/AAAAAAAA5gU/-sEpQ95LZmQ/s720/0806091857-00.jpg)


Say Goodnight Gracie...

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntxLif0mPI/AAAAAAAA5gc/qJzRfhaWXsk/s720/0806091858-00.jpg)


"Grill Patio" area.  Part of my master plan.  More on that later as it progresses....    Think poured curbing where the strings are, sod stripped out and filled w/ River Rock - then big pavers scattered around to put 'outdoor cooking stuff' on.  (Weber Spirit Gasser, Cabela's Camping Kitchen, couple of tables, chairs, EZ-Up tent when necessary..)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_CbvAIVzmFFM/SntxNfMEpUI/AAAAAAAA5gk/sEffIdjpwzI/s720/0806091903-00.jpg)

[cue 'A-Team' theme song]
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: squirtthecat on August 06, 2009, 05:31:20 PM
Sounds like a good plan to me as well.  BTW nice deck!

Thanks!  It's getting old and saggy (cue the chuckles..), but it had a nice power washing and fresh coat of stain late this Spring.
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: Mr Walleye on August 06, 2009, 05:39:47 PM
STC

Lookin' good!  ;)

If you are going to put a heat shield behind the OBS I would do it the same way they do for wood stove shielding. Wood stove shielding is simply a metal plate spaced out from the wall 1 inch. You can simply use 1 inch pieces of 1/2" copper pipe for spacers and just drill the shield and use a screw with the spacer. The reason for the 1" space behind the shield is to allow a natural air flow which also provides cooling for the shield.

Just a thought

Mike
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: squirtthecat on August 06, 2009, 05:57:06 PM
STC

Lookin' good!  ;)

If you are going to put a heat shield behind the OBS I would do it the same way they do for wood stove shielding. Wood stove shielding is simply a metal plate spaced out from the wall 1 inch. You can simply use 1 inch pieces of 1/2" copper pipe for spacers and just drill the shield and use a screw with the spacer. The reason for the 1" space behind the shield is to allow a natural air flow which also provides cooling for the shield.

Just a thought

Mike

Great advice.  Thanks!  I was just going to screw it up flush against the plastic, but that make perfect sense.

Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: OU812 on August 07, 2009, 07:33:13 AM
Thats goin to be a sweet set up when you get it done, nice work
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: Caneyscud on August 07, 2009, 07:39:41 AM
I love planning and building - have fun for me!
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: muzzletim on August 07, 2009, 10:53:03 AM
Wow, what a great setup that is going to be!  Nice planning!
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: aces-n-eights on August 07, 2009, 05:39:25 PM
Looks great!

My uncle had a small sign in his workshop that said "Never start vast projects with half vast plans."  Good advice, i' say.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: buttburner on August 08, 2009, 05:14:51 AM
real nice!!!

I asked my wife for a cover for Xmas.

I am changing that to one of these LOL

I have the perfect place for it too.
Title: Re: Suncast 'smoke shed'
Post by: squirtthecat on August 08, 2009, 07:43:10 AM

This one was $99 at Menards...  Sale ends tomorrow.

http://menards.inserts2online.com/breakout.jsp?referrer=imagemap&imageName=b520683_10.jpg&isBreakoutImage=true&pageNumber=2&breakoutName=b520683_10.jpg&itemId=&showAsPage=true


Now I have a cover and nothing to do with it.   Maybe I'll put it up in the 4Sale/Trade/Barter section when I get done with this project.