Andre Devine: Made these mods (except thermo). I used a soup can cut up the side to extend the smokestack and two cookie sheets from the dollar tree flattened, one bent about 3 inches down and the other with flattened with the sides bent like legs on the short side, put in it long ways. it made my smoker most awesome. the upside is i can start with charcoal and then use it as a stick burner which was great, as is if you use it with wood you get too much smoke but with the baffle and one tuning plate it keeps the smoke from not concentrating as much in the food and it also extends the usable area of the grill, the cost of my mods so far is $2.14... gonna get an extra thermometer and also line the bottom of the cooker with fireplace brick or unglazed ceramic tile. that absorbs and delivers the heat evenly. GO SMOKERS
Al Powell: I made the same mods to a similar model smoker - extended the pipe to keep the smoke low, and shielded the front of the rack from the firebox. Good ideas.
Alexsey Lexuski: Thanks for this.. Much appreciated
Jay Jenkins: How even did your temp get with just those mods? Did you put in a tuner plate at all, or just keep it the way it is with the baffle?
rimrock409: I put balloon tires on my smoker. Looks good and makes it a lot easier to move
chiplander: I'm doing these mods! it's all about the airflowz