Need some help venting MES40

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by mojoman58, May 24, 2013.

  1. I need some help from all the experts here. I've been smoking using my MES40 and just had a 6' x 6' shed installed so I can use the smoker year round regardless of the weather. I'll eventually put some power out there but for now I'll just run a cord (I needed to do this anyway to use it). What I'm trying to figure out is the best way to vent most of the smoke out of the shed. I was thinking of using 6" vent pipe but I can't think of a way to attach it to the side of the smoker at the vent (I have the newer MES with the vent on the side, not the top). I really don't want to put screws in the side if I don't have to. I also wanted the stock vent plate to be still functional & be able to put the leads for the Maverick 732 through it. Any ideas?? I've searched around & I'm not seeing anything.

    Mike

    Edit:I've found a couple of threads discussing a vent addition. Only One shows a side vent & it uses earth magnets to hold it on. All the additions are short add-ons. I wanted to go about 18 inches straight out through a wall and then up a few feet outside to vent smoke out of the shed. I never even thought about condensation dripping back into the unit. Is it possible to vent like I want to do?
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2013
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am thinking, straight out the side and maybe a little down angle to prevent condensate from going back in the smoker..  Dave
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---Like Dave said, angled downward or maybe even kinda like a "Sink Trap".

    Might even be good to put a drain & plug in it.

    Bear
     
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Have you looked at a laundry dryer's flex hose with a wall vent/flapper?

    You would lose the adjustibility of the vent but, a bulkhead flange would probably screw into the metal wall of the MES.
     
  5. Thanks Dave..That's the idea me and a couple of friends were throwing around. I'll have at least a week to think about it since it hasn't stopped raining since the shed was installed. All the wood inside and out is soaked (Inside wood from delivery & install in the rain). By the end of next week it should be dried out & I'll put some protecting finish on it. I'll post some pics when it's done. Thanks for the help.
     

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