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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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After I finished up smoking a couple of chickens last night around 10, I moved my smoker (it is made of wood) to a different part of the driveway so I could move my truck. There is a slight slope downward to the front of the driveway so I made sure the smoker was not going to roll towards the street (it is on big castors). As I went to get in my truck, I heard my smoker start rolling, not towards the street but to the side of the driveway where there is about a 8" drop off. I tried to get there to catch it in time but I was too late. The door is ripped off and there is damage all over the place. I didn't have the heart to do a complete inspection last night in the dark but what I could see was not good. I may be f'd..... Time to build another one maybe. FARK!
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Unread 05-06-2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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Well, it is always the things you don't expect. Sorry to hear though, no smoker is no bueno
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Next build should include locking castors.
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Next build should include locking castors.
Yes. The stand I built in on already had castors on it that couldn't be removed. This was always something I worried about.
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Yeah that sucks man, I feel your pain. At least with no smoker the drive to build a new one will be strong inside you.
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That $ucks maybe you will be able to salvage it.
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Sorry to hear about that. I myself had a XLG BGE that I took apart to pressure wash every year. then one years with the help of my wife as we were putting the top back on I thought I had it under control and told her thank you I got it from here. The hinge wasn't seating as perfectly as I had hoped on the New gasket so I loosened up the ring to re-adjust it and the damn thing slipped right out and smashed itself all over the ground. So I have been there my friend. Not a happy place to be. Sorry for your loss.
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Well, it is always the things you don't expect. Sorry to hear though, no smoker is no bueno
Luckily, I have another smaller smoker that I can use until I get this sucka fixed. I could never not have a backup!
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That is the funny part, I used them in the front where there was a slope. There was really no slope to the side. Just a fluke thing......
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Sorry for you loss, but I look forward to seeing it rise from the ashes like a Pheonix. Post the build on the new one I would like to see how you build it.
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Best of luck on the rebuild, keep us posted.

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man that sucks but, now you can make it even bigger, better, and more awesome.
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man that sucks but, now you can make it even bigger, better, and more awesome.
That is a great way to look at it. There are some things I would do differently so I guess this is my chance to build it again with improvements!
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