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Old 12-27-2008, 08:10 AM   #1
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What do you use or have for a shelter for your cooker. I used to have a area in a carport for my cooker, But that has been taken for other things. I had a six leg canopy. But the wind liked to move it around. So what do you have ? I would really like to have a concrete base with a roof overhead to keep the rain and snow off of my cooker.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:12 AM   #2
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It takes a lot of wind to move ours. It also takes a lot of gasoline to move it. probably not what you are looking for though.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:14 AM   #3
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looks nice but your are right not what i am looking for
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:55 AM   #4
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I've gone through a few elcheapo canopies, then a couple of these metal frame Gazebos over the last few years.











The wind and snow are no match for them. This last snowfall did it for me, and I'm getting serious about building a storage shed with a covered roof on each side and possibly an awning in front. It even has my wifes nod of approval (and she gets the deck back). Vermont or Washington, the weather sometimes doesn't cooperate.

Zilla has one nice shelter for his pit that I'm fond of, and he has pics of the build in his tagline.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:00 AM   #5
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Thanks the l;ast picture lookes like mine. I had six poles to hold it up. Three stayed and three went with it. 22 mph wind was not match for my canopy. all bent up now. I saw zillas. would like to know what size it is
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:07 AM   #6
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I keep my WSM's and kettles in the dog kennel...



My BGE, UDS, and Gasser on on the uncovered deck and patio which looks kinda like this right now...







I'm planning to build a 12 x 12 shed this summer for storage...hopefully!
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:14 AM   #7
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Do the wsm like to get out and play? I have been thinking on purchasing one
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:18 AM   #8
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Do the wsm like to get out and play? I have been thinking on purchasing one
...They come out to play during competition season and occasionally when I do a BBQ for the folks where I work. During the off season I use my BGE and Gasser for the most part.

I highly recommend them for doing great BBQ!
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:58 PM   #9
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I have been thinking about moving my GOSM into my shed for the winter and windy days. Anyone have thoughts about how it would work if I built and mounted a kitchen exhaust hood over top of of the GOSM and duct it out of the shed for smoke removal?
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:22 PM   #10
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Well I use part of my deck for my Q shack. Started with 8X8 then added another sheet of plywood and two more posts so now I have an 8X12 shack. I also use two tarps just to make sure there is less chance of getting a leak since I cook alot in the rain and don't want the stuff under it rained on. It has a nice bench to sit on and store stuff in the back and the added lights make it easier to grill in the dark rainy winter evenings. We get pretty windy up here in the mountains but (knock on wood) no problems with weather so far, it has come through like a trooper in the wind, rain and snow.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:22 PM   #11
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I like Barbarian's shelter, if only I had the room in my little City Yard...

I have had one of those Pop-up tents used in the yard for about 3 summers, this fall though it finally gave out due to rain and wind.

Now I use a Beach umbrella mod...

Lets see what next summer brings.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:33 PM   #12
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I never use a shelter. I do it in the cold
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:43 PM   #13
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So Jestridge are you just blowin smoke?????

Hav, I wish I had a big flat back patio, but I have to do with what I got for now. Norco has a great patio but it never rains or snows down his direction.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:58 PM   #14
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That might be the ticket Barbarian!

I'll move back to Maui on the Sunny South Shore in Kihei, no rain, no snow, no worries.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:19 PM   #15
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I smoke in the raw too!
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