mailbox smoker ??

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by gorillagrilla, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Anybody ever heard of making an old U.S.P.S. mailbox into a smoker ? Gotta chance to haul one away and was wondering. Pretty big .[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you notice how thick? 11 gauge(1/8th inch) or 3/16 inch???
     
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think they pretty thick-that would make a great smoker i think-being my daughter a mail carrier-what a cool project grilla-q view & keep us posted.
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd think it'd be cool! Might have to have it hot-tanked to remove the 15 or so coats of paint, no doubt half of which are lead based. Repaint with the hi-temp stuff.

    Dunno how large the removal door is on those, but you'd want complete access to the racks- Might need to remove and hinge the entire "square" front portion. Would need a plate/waterpan setup, and perhaps a slide in firebox below.

    Man that would look neat with smoke drifting out the letterdrop slot!
     
  5. swamprb

    swamprb Fire Starter

    I know a guy that has built a smoker from a drop type USPS box. I'll try to get some pics of it. I suggested adding a Char-Griller side firebox to it.
     
  6. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That would be a damn cool looking smoker..........I would give it a shot........keep us posted.....
     
  8. didnt get the thickness. I actually thought when I looked at it that it was alot lighter than I thought it would be , but seemed solid. this is a real old school one and HAS a full hinged door on the front . Come to think about it I didnt notice a drop slot. Maybe this was used for some other purpose. says U.S. Mail on the side ( and covered in graffiti )
     
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    grab it grilla-gonna make a heck of a smoker
    if not I will take it
     
  10. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    fun project.
     
  11. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Yeah, but will it deliver some good smoked food?
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  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    oooooouch! ;{)
     

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