View Full Version : Gas Grill Caster Replacement

06-22-2014, 06:19 PM
My gas grill is around 15 years old and still had the original caster wheels on it. Whenever I moved the grill, they would leave a black trail so they were in dire need of replacement. Today I did it and here are the results.
First is a picture of the original caster wheels.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5114/14461412486_e57928ae00_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/110664273@N04/14461412486/)
This grill is very big and very heavy so I got my floor jack out to lift it. Problem was that it wouldn't fit under the grill so I had to place a log and use a 2 x 4 to lift it up far enough to slide the jack under it.
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2924/14483262042_11522218b0_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/110664273@N04/14483262042/)
Here is the first caster off and if you look close you’ll see it has a crack it it.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/14298087447_c542f788d0_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/110664273@N04/14298087447/)
The original caster wheels were on the small side (2”) so I got some heavy-duty 3 1/2” ones at Harbor Freight. (Big difference)
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/14298085117_ae641b8b1b_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/110664273@N04/14298085117/)
And here we are all done.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3880/14504646743_11212c41fd_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/110664273@N04/14504646743/)
Nice! http://www.kamadoguru.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png These bigger wheels will let me move this thing around much easier. (Especially over the patio’s expansion joints)

06-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Nice work....

06-22-2014, 11:55 PM
Nice work....Thanks.

Redneck Smoker
06-23-2014, 12:26 AM
Good Job!!!!