Anyone have a picture of their #3 on the stand?

Discussion in 'Smokin-It Owners' started by kbosch74, May 14, 2013.

  1. kbosch74

    kbosch74 Fire Starter

    Hey guys,

    Steve informed me that the #3 would be 42" tall on the stand.  per the site, the #3 is about 30" tall.  So the stand is only a foot tall?!

    Does anyone have a picture of their #3 on the stand to share?

    thank you.  
     
  2. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

     
  3. kbosch74

    kbosch74 Fire Starter

    Thanks, Dert.  

    Two questions...(a) do you feel it makes using the smoker easier?  (b) Was it worth the money to you, or in hindsight, would you have put the money toward a stand that sits higher?

    Thanks. 
     
  4. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    I like it, makes it more useable. It's nice in that the smoker bolts to it...
     
  5. kbosch74

    kbosch74 Fire Starter

    Thanks.  
     
  6. libohunden

    libohunden Newbie

    How do you feel about the shelves? Are they pretty stable? I'm going back and forth on getting the cart, designing my own or waiting until they redesign it.
     
  7. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    The shelves are almost useless...cannot hold much and are permanently bent down
     
  8. libohunden

    libohunden Newbie

    That's pretty much what it looked like. I'll either make something myself or wait for a redesign.
     
  9. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

  10. libohunden

    libohunden Newbie

    I think for the price to just raise it up a bit, I may do just that.  I think I saw someone on one of these forums had posted one like that that they got at a Sam's club.  I'll check the Sam's close to me and Harbor Freight to see what they have.

    I do like that the SI cart is all stainless.  If the shelves were stronger, I'd go for it.  I like the idea of having the shelves to put sheet pans on to transfer briskets and butts and such in and out of the smoker.  It's not very helpful if it can't handle that kind of weight.  From the sound of it, as it is now, it can pretty much only handle the weight of an empty sheet pan.
     
  11. dert

    dert Master of the Pit

    I wouldn't say they can't handle the weight but they do it droop down with the full butt on them
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  12. bigbirdk

    bigbirdk Fire Starter

    It was me. After about 6 months, I really like this cart. Not stainless, but chrome plated and lives in my garage, rust free. The trick is to switch the middle shelf with the top shelf. The middle shelf has a lower rim that lets the door for my #1 open without hitting it. It's quite solid too, and for $59, i think a better value. I just unscrewed the wheels from the smoker, set the smoker on the cart, and then screwed the wheels back on right through the shelf grate. Wrks great and rock solid too.

    Here's the link to my earlier cart thread with pics too:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/158389/bargain-cart-for-the-smokin-it-1#post_1155705
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  13. libohunden

    libohunden Newbie

    Thanks! I wonder if it'll fit a #3?
     
  14. bigbirdk

    bigbirdk Fire Starter

    Looking at the Smokin It webite, the #3 is 17" wide, and the cart is 18" wide, so I believe it will. Here is the cart on Amazon listing the dimensions:

     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Little late to the party here BUT I had this pic stashed to build one for myself when time permits. Still waiting on it...LOL.....However, I got motivated again so maybe this will help you out. Looks sturdy enough, on casters for easy moving and usually less to build your own, right? Sorry, no record of the original poster....HTH, Willie

     
  16. libohunden

    libohunden Newbie

    I saw this one too.  There were event instructions on how to build it.  I am considering something like it also.  I think it would be even nicer if it had a pull out shelf in front of where the door opens so that you could place a pan there with your meat and to stop drippings on your patio or deck.
     

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