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Old 03-06-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default WSM Drain Holes...

I got really tired of my WSM's filling up with rain water and causing mold and mildew in the off season...so I drilled a 1/4 hole in the bottom. When not in use the hole stays open allowing the water to drain...when I'm smokin'...I plug it up with a 1/4-20 stainless screw.







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Old 03-06-2009, 02:00 PM   #2
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Great idea. I don't leave mine out, but my son leaves his out - gonna pass that tip on to him. Thanks.
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i'd worry about rust. just keep an eye on it.
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Great idea! Do you keep yours covered?
It always irritated me that they would get wet inside and hold water, even covered.
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I have considered it many times, but was concerned that it would crack the porcelain or start rust around the edges only to begin traveling up under the finish.


keep us posted on the long term effect.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:44 PM   #6
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Yep...I thought about the "rust" thing. I used a uni-bit and got a real smooth hole (no chipping)...then I hit it with some high temp paint around the hole. I'll keep you posted. I'm sure after a few low-n-slows the hole will season up just like the Guru eyelet holes did.

I always keep them covered but the water leaks through the seams. I used to keep them in the dog kennel until Jake the Destroyer (our German Shepherd) came along...now it's his house during the day...because he can't be trusted alone in the back yard...hence his nickname!
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