Cart for Smoke Vault

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by elde, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. elde

    elde Smoke Blower

    My smoke vault proved a bit awkward to carry about to where it was needed, so I built a cart for it...

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    Details on construction can be found here on the Lumberjocks woodworking site.
     
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thats a nice looking cart there. I've been eyeing one of those vaults. Is thet a 24" model? [​IMG]
     
  3. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats a great looking cart and a great idea for moving the Vault around.
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice work, looks like it will serve the purpose. [​IMG]
     
  5. elde

    elde Smoke Blower

    Yes, that's the 24". I've been very pleased with it.
     
  6. reekslikesmoke

    reekslikesmoke Fire Starter

    NIce job. Ive been looking at doing something like that for my SmokeVault as well. YOu have to love the vaults!!!

    Reek
     
  7. elde

    elde Smoke Blower

    Discovered a nice bonus while using the cart for the first time this morning (live thread here), the cart raises the smoker to a much more convenient working height - no more stooping over!
     
  8. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I purchased my Smoke Vault, I experimented with some fairly heavy duty casters that swivel and lock. The experiment worked so good, I just kept them on. I do like the looks of your rack though. Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. elde

    elde Smoke Blower

    I thought of casters too, but figured the legs were too flimsy to handle them. (The legs have some flex to them, which isn't a problem when the unit is just standing there.) I also didn't like the idea of drilling into the leg and thus cracking the powder coating and possibly giving corrosion a head start, which is why I went with the clamping scheme described in the construction narrative.
     
  10. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're right about the legs being flimsy. I braced them with some 1 1/2 inch thin angle that already had holes and slots in. I don't know what it was designed for but like I said it was an experiment. I just roll it across the garage floor, out the door and hook it up right beside the garage (all smooth floor).
     
  11. elde

    elde Smoke Blower

    I have to wheel my unit out of the garage and down a slight (and slightly rough) grassy slope to my patio. It's not very far, but casters simply won't work. (On top of the other issues.)

    Your design sound clever though!
     

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