Ok the weather man is predicting storms later this afternoon and I have two butts that need to be smoked. So I moved the MES under my patio and was wondering if anyone else has done this. Besides the obvious more smoke smell in the house are there any other things I should be worried about. I have at least a foot clearance on all sides of the unit and I have noticed that the exterior does not get hot at all. I would never put one of my other pits under the deck so this is a first. I also have about 4 feet clearance to the roof and it is an open patio deck.