The short answer is yes - I park the smoker next to the kitchen. Of course, HD rules vary a great deal from state to state so your results may vary. In this case, most inspectors will look for the cooker to be very close to the prep area.
Brian Sweeney - CBJ #3691 - '77 Step Van Mobile Kitchen, Horizon Marshall, WSM with Pro Q Stacker, Weber Kettle & Smokey Joe GOLD.
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