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Deck Box for Egg Storage?

Since I bought my Egg, its been stored in a cypress table inside my garage, and only rolled outside when in use. I just built a house and decided to store the egg and table on my deck, right off the kitchen. however, even with Rubbermaid totes, everything in my table is getting dirty and wet everytime it rains. I think my only solution maybe a deck box, but I'm unsure if I can store lump in there also??? I prefer to not have to tote dirty things through the house every time I use the grill, most often 3 to 4 times per week. If any of you use a deck box to store your eggcessories, do you have a recommendation of a brand or model?

also, do any of you that keep your egg outside put a cover over it and the table? i've read about mildew and mold issues on here, and don't want to cause a mildew situation, either.
Athens, GA
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,977
    I'm looking for the same. I was considering this one:

    Apparently the #1 seller on Amazon, with great reviews. Being watertight is very important to me, since I want to store my lump in there.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,837
    I have the Lifetime, its great. I keep all my eggcessories in there, my wood chunks, and usually 1 bag of lump. The rest of the lump stays in the garage. It stays dry during rain, though it is on a deck, so water does not pool around it. Not sure if water would get it from the bottom if it sat on thr ground directly. I'll post pics of it later today.
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    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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  • I have the lifetime box as well. It sits on my concrete patio with no issues. It is very well built. I store lump, my cast iron Dutch oven, wood chips and a bunch of other things. I also store wood for my fire pit and it is always bone dry. The lifetime box is very well built.

    As for the egg, mine has been outside for 2 years with no cover and no troubles. I have a concrete counter top on my table so the weather doesn't bother that either. Make sure you keep your wood sealed if leaving the egg uncovered.
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,586
    I have the lifetime box as well that I use for general garage overflow (skateboards, beach chairs, etc). It is water tight if you make sure it is closed tightly.  At least with mine it takes a little finesse to get it closed all the way.  I only mention it because my kids never seem to get it closed so there is moisture inside.  

    I have a simple Suncast smaller deck box that I store lump in on the deck and it works just fine.  




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  • I keep my Egg outside all the time and they are always under the cover and never had a mold issue I live on Long Island N.Y. and we get quite a bit of humidity and no mold in either of my Eggsimage
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
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  • rconercone Posts: 101
    Are those plastic dock boxes sturdy enough to sit on?
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  • ProserProser Posts: 184
    I bought a storage box from Home Depot for @ $50.00. Has a hinged lid that overlaps so is water tight.Its about 48"x20"x20". and strong enough to sit on.

    I'll post a picture later tonight if anybody is interested.
    Arlington, TX  1 large, 1 medium, and a Mini Max
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,436
    This leaks. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
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  • This one is taller than a normal deck box, so can be used as a "bar". Add the optional shelf and I found this was just what I was looking for. Deck cushions and lump on the bottom, eggcessories on the shelf or hanging on S hooks.

    Here is the Home Depot link:

    With shelf and shipping and taxes, about $300 all in.

    Here are pics from my deck:
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    Chris
    Falls Church, VA
    Large & Mini
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,977
    @AlohaCJS - is that one watertight?

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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • 500500 Posts: 1,651
    edited October 2013
    I got one similar to this from Harbor Freight;

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    It's a truck bed box.  Mine is aluminum, and painted black, but has just one latch.  It seals tight with the rubber gasket, and holds the propane tank and weed burner for lighting, a full bag of lump, platesetter, smoking wood, and everything else without a problem.  Works as my seat as well during the cook.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
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  • Yes, you can sit on the lifetime box. I'm 240 and it holds me.
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • @caliking I would not certify it a "watertight" but I have had it for several months now and it has been through major thunderstorms. It rained last night, so I went out and checked it and there is not a drop inside. The bags of lump are sitting on the bottom, perfectly dry. The brown wicker look matches my patio furniture, so it is an upgrade in looks from my old gray Suncast deck box. Only negative is you have to assemble it yourself.
    Chris
    Falls Church, VA
    Large & Mini
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,977

    @AlohaCJS - as long as it keeps the lump dry it sounds like a good option.

     

    @500 - what made you go with a truck bed box instead of a deck box? Security? Price?


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • 500500 Posts: 1,651
    @caliking; I do not lock it.  I found it watertight, strong, and affordable.  I got a floor model from Harbor Freight because it had a small dent in the lid for 15% off, and then came home and bumped it out.  And I thought the faux diamond plate looked cool.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
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  • legomyeggolegomyeggo Posts: 113
    edited October 2013
    I got a couple of these. Royal oak lump fits in sideways no prob. And I can use the tops for serving - laying out food. IN fact, going to cut top on one and make an outdoor sink that hooks into my indoor hot and cold water and drain.


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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 683

    I've got two of these that I keep under my Egg table.  One holds my lump, welding gloves, and torch and the other holds all my various wood chunks and a few other tools.  They're inexpensive and work great.....never had water get in them at all.

     

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-27-gal-Tote-207585/202328879#product_description

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    Cedar table w/granite top

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,433
    I had this till I sold it...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • I've got two of the lifetime boxes and would recommend them. They double as seating too.
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  • I have a lifetime box as well.  Works great, I just need some sort of organizer for it.
    Simi Valley, California
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,837
    @Mayberry Sorry, didn't get a chance to post pics earlier, here they are.
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    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit w/SS Cooking Grid
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