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Unread 06-06-2008, 09:17 AM   #1152
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Originally Posted by HB-BBQ View Post
I am curious about your basket, I like the design but have a couple of questions. What did you use as a base for the expanded metal to fasten to? I also was wondering how long the bolts were that you used for the legs or feet.
I just used 4 pieces of angle iron and 4 bolts to hold the expanded metal in.

the legs are 1/2" square tubing cut 10 1/2 inches long. I bolted the bottom of each leg in the ash pan with 1 bolt and the top of the leg to the box with 2 bolts each. It would have been easier to weld it together but I still might change some stuff and with it bolted together if I ever need to replace the grate I can just unbolt it and replace it.
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