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Unread 01-27-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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hey all,

im laid up offa work cuz of this stupid sprained ankle... but doc said light duty... so i figured drilling some holes wouldnt put me above light on the duty scale, so i chugged onward.

GRUNTER has needed an upper rack for quite some time and the FIL's ole charbroil gasser got retired for a new stainless one last year for father's day but we still had it layin around... and it had an upper rack... so it got robbed!!

i heated it up on the new grill so i could get off some of the rust scrubbed it down with the grill brush a good few time lubed it up with some canola oil, reheated, and rescrubbed, then rinsed it heated it dry and oiled it again...




BUT FIRST, i measured and drilled holes for some threaded hooks from which to hang said rack



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i used such long hooks so that i could have the adjustment i needed for a different grate if needed
this is with the rectangle grate


this is with UG's grate




it's not much, but it'll fit a whole buncha MOINKS i like UG's grate for pigcandy, i bet i could fit a single rack of spares on the rectangle one, so it'll get it's use just fine now i gotta do some experimenting see what my temps are gonna be up there , prolly be much higher since heat rises and all,but time will tell,

thanks for readin,

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Unread 01-27-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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you should be able to use it for lot of stuff can't get too much room. Is that a direct heat barrel smoker
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Nice mod!
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Nice work!
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you should be able to use it for lot of stuff can't get too much room. Is that a direct heat barrel smoker
it's direct heat...ish... the fire box is in the back say..430-500 ish if lookin from the side but i have a 1/4 in plate in the smoke chamber with 4 in of opening on the right then the exhaust is on the left, bottom lined with fire bricks

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Great work sir!
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Well done!
Maybe in the Phuture I'll modiphy my TG like this.
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Very nice Hope your ankle is healing nicely
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Thanks ankle is doin good,....thanks for all the other comments
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Thanks for the infro.!!
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Thanks for the infro.!!
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