Pick a mailbox for mailbox mod

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by acs2653, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. acs2653

    acs2653 Fire Starter

    So quick question. How do I find a mailbox that is not galvanized steel. I went to the local hardware store today and the mailboxes all said steel, but with a quick google I saw that they were galvanized steel. If I am not mistaken, galvanized steel is not good to use. Can someone give me a hand? Thanks.


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  2. larkinjr

    larkinjr Fire Starter

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  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The mail box will never get hot enough to volatilize the zinc coating... You will be fine...
     
  4. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    How about the 3" elbow going into the chip loader opening? It's galvanized ok from the heat?
    -Kurt
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    YES.... it's OK.... The part sticking into the MES "may" get up to 300 deg. F.... still WELL below any volatilization point.. If you can find the aluminum parts... they are easier to work with...
     
  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As I've suggested to people before, just don't use the torch on the mailbox or the piping and you'll be fine...
     
  7. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    Thanks Jted! I was at Menards the other day and saw all the 3" 90's, couplings, flex hose and a saddle fitting for those that come out the top of the mailbox. If I decide on the mailbox mod I'd come off the back of the mailbox with a coupling to flex pipe to a ninety into the chip loader. There's a HD a mile away from me I'll check out.
    -Kurt
     

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