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Does anyone keep their smokers with fancy electric controllers outside and covered? I keep my grills on the patio with decent covers, but they aren't electric. This thing is big enough that I wouldn't be able to easily move it back and forth for use. I would bring it inside for winter, but primary home would be out in spring summer and fall. . ..
 

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Mines always stored indoors.
Many people have them covered on their patios. Correct cover and in good shape will keep the water out.
 
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PB 820 pro is always outdoors. I'm in California where it is pretty dry. I unplug when not in use.

So far no issues with electronics, just some rust on the base.
 
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Thanks for the info on your use cases. I still worry, but will get a cover for it no matte where I keep it. I probably will spray the cover down with some extra waterproofing spray either way too.

now to get an outlet installed for patio use....:)
 
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Got that on my mind already Dan, thanks for the mention. We have had some really humid and rainy weather the last week or two here in southeast wisconsin. I am really glad this unit has a poop shoot to dump the unused pellets.

I placed my order for pickup at lowes today, along with the pitboss cover they sell.
 

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Does anyone keep their smokers with fancy electric controllers outside and covered? I keep my grills on the patio with decent covers, but they aren't electric. This thing is big enough that I wouldn't be able to easily move it back and forth for use. I would bring it inside for winter, but primary home would be out in spring summer and fall. . ..
I have the 1600 as well. It is under a patio cover and a PB cover. No weather related issues.
 

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I have had a PB 820 for years and more recently a PB Platinum Lockhart. I live in Florida and both are kept on the pool deck with covers, but no shelter. I keep pellets in the hoppers and have never had an issue with moisture. I do use them year round though and have never gone more than a few weeks without firing it up.
 

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I have had a PB 820 for years and more recently a PB Platinum Lockhart. I live in Florida and both are kept on the pool deck with covers, but no shelter. I keep pellets in the hoppers and have never had an issue with moisture. I do use them year round though and have never gone more than a few weeks without firing it up.
Same here. It has been 3 weeks since I have used mine because it has been so hot outside. That is the longest I have ever gone without using it. This weekend may be a washout as well as I see a storm is headed to the panhandle.
 
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