Originally Posted by BBQ Bandit
Get as many options, bells and whistles the above have mentioned. Must consider where and how the pit will move from the delivery truck to your intended location. You'll need 8" wheels, a few thick plywood boards to lay down across the lawn, and additional muscle to guide. The pit in question will be in the neighborhood of 1,000 lbs.
24 X 48 chamber, 1/2" firebox (will add significant weight and heat retention properties), side vertical chamber, sliding shelves, ball valve.
Enjoy for many many years.
Thanks for the suggestions! I plan on driving to Houston and picking up the smoker myself. I live in the country and I'll be able to unload it with a tractor. The weight does bring up a great point. Do you think 1000 lbs. with 8" casters will be too heavy for a flagstone patio?