I'm also considering the CB024 Charbroiler for a back yard installation. Obviously, a cover or tarp would be an absolute necessity between uses.
My site would be the covered patio where my SM025 smoker lives. The roof area is limited, however, and could not completely cover the Charbroiler which is fairly deep -- about 36 inches. So the back of the unit, including part of the grill, would be under the sky, while the hopper and front of the grill would be sheltered.
I was hoping that some of you who've sited the unit outdoors could describe how you've protected it from the elements, i.e., rain....and 'pelletcrete'. And have you had any problems even with your best efforts to protect it?