How water proof is a Traeger

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Would my Ironwood electronics survive rain if I was cooking outside not under cover? ( I use a cover when it is not in use)
 
My cover has been out to a guy who is supposed to make me blanket for about three weeks now and we've had a lot of rain. So far everything is staying dry but I don't know what long term effects might be.
 
Would my Ironwood electronics survive rain if I was cooking outside not under cover? ( I use a cover when it is not in use)
Yes has been my experience. I smoke in all weather and all good so far. Unless your spraying the electronics with a hose I think your good. Just my $0.02
 
In my feeble mind any manufacturer whose smoker is truly waterproof would go to great length to advertise it as such, and would list its IP rating. Here is the moisture rating chart, and also Traeger's answer in their FAQ section.



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Would my Ironwood electronics survive rain if I was cooking outside not under cover? ( I use a cover when it is not in use)
I would never leave mine out in the weather....Cost to much to try and find out!!! Just saying!!!
 
Would my Ironwood electronics survive rain if I was cooking outside not under cover? ( I use a cover when it is not in use)
You’re fine. Just check your pellets if you leave them in the hopper. Not that they get wet from the actual rain but take on moisture from the increased humidity.
 
You’re fine. Just check your pellets if you leave them in the hopper. Not that they get wet from the actual rain but take on moisture from the increased humidity.
With that said, should one not put a whole bag in if not needed? Or, just put the amount in for each ‘cook’? I’m in South TX where it gets hot and humid in the Summer.
 
With that said, should one not put a whole bag in if not needed? Or, just put the amount in for each ‘cook’? I’m in South TX where it gets hot and humid in the Summer.
Now that I have a way to store pellets and change them easily, I'm now filling the hopper with just the amount needed to cook with the chosen flavor. After cooking I put the remaining pellets back into their bin. I'm not in a high humidity area 20-60% usually but like to play with flavors now.

In my beach town we are in a heat wave, right now it's 100 with 44% humidity. My daughter went to TCU and after moving her in and out of dorms and apartments for 4 years, I so respect real heat, Texas HEAT!
 
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In my feeble mind any manufacturer whose smoker is truly waterproof would go to great length to advertise it as such, and would list its IP rating. Here is the moisture rating chart, and also Traeger's answer in their FAQ section.



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Newer models carry an IP 23 rating. Probably after they added the hopper screen because the 2 stands for finger protection (from the auger?). It’s on the label inside the hopper lid.
 

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