Weather proof?

D Livingston

TVWBB Fan
Probably really stupid question. I'm trying to make some more space in the garage and attached work room and am considering what things I can simply move outside. I have gaps between the boards on the top of my work table.


If I simply build shelves on my work table, maybe add some wood on the sides to make it look better, can I put my chimney starters, charcoal baskets, rib racks, vortex, Weber tongs/spatula, and elevated grates out there without any issues from rain (rust or otherwise)? Or should I put in the extra materials and work to try and make an enclosed, dry area under there to store them? Same question with my charcoal bin.



If I keep that outside, is it going to leak or will high humidity mess up the charcoal in it?
 

timothy

TVWBB Olympian
can I put my chimney starters, charcoal baskets, rib racks, vortex, Weber tongs/spatula, and elevated grates out there without any issues from rain (rust or otherwise)?
I keep all that stuff outside, under a small covered gazebo. It still will get wet, damp, but I wash the utensils before using to get rid of dust.
Charcoal I keep in the garage.
I have an elevated garage tote storage rack that uses rails that I use for some of my BBQ tools. It's basically an H (sideways) you mount to your trusses or joists, and you can slide totes in and out.
 
I use a sturdy horizontal deck box for charcoal (lump and briquette), plate setter, soapstone, etc. I live in a pretty humid area and it doesn't seem to bother the charcoal that much. There is a little more smoke as it gets going, but nothing significant, and its worth it to free up space elsewhere.
 

Kyle in Woodstock

TVWBB Wizard
I keep my charcoal inside the garage and basement because it's so humid here in GA. I keep all my BBQ tools hanging out side. They get rained on, but doesn't see to hurt them. I have noticed the chimney rusts much quicker when left out in the rain, so I try to bring that in the garage or basement when I can remember. I usually keep my wood chunks and chips in the bins of my performers....they don't get wet, but I imagine they get a little humid.
 

Dan Leighton

TVWBB Pro
Anything that I don't store in my enclosed bottom Genesis go into heavy duty Rubbermaid tubs with latching lids. Even keeps the dust down to a minimum and everything stays dry.
 

Timothy F. Lewis

TVWBB Hall of Fame
Bulk charcoal lives in the garage, I have used one of those kingsford bins for almost ten years with NO issues, some people do. It lives outside under a work table but it does get exposed to weather! You can just see the handle sticking out :E4ADEE42-1B63-4326-9115-15489330DEBB.jpeg
 

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