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Got my stoker today! Question...

Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
edited 4:42AM in EggHead Forum
which I wish I had thought of before I ordered and received it...

Has anyone rainproofed their Stoker and/or blower? I did a quick search and it looks like someone put their stoker in a plastic container. Looks promising in a pinch...

Living in Scotland, it rains here a LOT... so I want to make sure to protect it :D

Thanks in advance...

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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    Sorry I don't have a link but there are some good posts on the plastic storage boxes. Some cut holes and exit, some put on PCV 90° elbows and seal with silicone.

    One person took an aluminum can cut one end off and made a rounded cover for the blower.

    I use a 1 gal zip lock bag and fold the end under the stoker and connections. There are IC Chips in each plug so make sure those are protected too.

    GG
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  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Rezen...Pretty fortunate here in FL, in NEVER rains... :blink: :laugh: Excuse the sarcasm. :blush: Seriously, we just use a zip lock baggie on the unit if rain is threatening. Been doing that for about 6 years with no issues.
  • I'm with Little Chef. I just use a Zip Lock baggie if it seems rain is approaching. I also use a couple quick lock clamps to secure to my mates. Works like a charm and just a few pennies spent.
  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Thanks for the info all! :D
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,947
    I take a simple approach with my Stoker. I have a good sized plastic container. I place my Stoker under my table on the shelf. Clover is with the container and then lean a small piece of metal on the fan. So far so good. Table does the heavy lifting so I don't need to be exact with the other items. Also, if you have a new Stoker, I read where they are a bit more sealed to prevent moisture issues. Mine is 2 years old. I wish they offered a upgrade program to make it a bit cheaper for existing customers. Enjoy!
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  • I've seen RU Eggsperienced post some shots. Here is a link to his site with pictures of his setup:

    http://www.biggreeneggsperience.com/Stoker.html
  • SkySawSkySaw Posts: 636
    The box built in the link is popular, cheap, and effective. I keep all my Stoker gear and internet bridge in it. The only other thing to add is some protection for the fan. I use a yoghurt container, while some others have used a bear/pop can. It's easy to just cut a notch in a plastic or aluminum container for the fan housing and slip it over the fan, and this keeps it dry in wet and windy conditions.
  • MudflapMudflap Posts: 69
    Does anyone have pictures of the pop can protection for the blower? I'm not picturing it very well.

    Thanks
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