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WhaleinaTeardrop

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Mini-Ranch Kettle frame prices
« on: June 29, 2016, 05:54:55 PM »
After missing out on a NIB CL 26.75-inch kettle, I broke down and bought a brand new one expressly for the purpose of building a Mini-Ranch Kettle.

That being said, who has the better prices for the Ranck Kettle frame and other assorted parts, Weber or ereplacementparts?

landgraftj

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Re: Mini-Ranch Kettle frame prices
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2016, 06:38:37 PM »
Weber has cheaper shipping and has the parts in stock. I bought the frame and had it in a day or two.
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JDann24

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Re: Mini-Ranch Kettle frame prices
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 06:56:58 PM »
i don't see the parts on their website. is this something you have to special order?
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Re: Mini-Ranch Kettle frame prices
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2016, 06:59:27 PM »
You need to call or email it in- support.weber.com they are generally pretty helpful. It helps to have all the information up front- like part numbers, etc.
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demosthenes9

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Re: Mini-Ranch Kettle frame prices
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 08:29:44 PM »
I'd get all the parts from Weber in a single order as they should only hit you with a single $7 shipping charge.

here's a list of the parts you will need from them.

Qty Part # Product Name
1 85740 Top frame for Ranch Kettle, Painted   $45.43
1 85750 Bottom frame for Ranch Kettle, Painted  $45.73
1 85725 Axle for Ranch Kettle 32.37" , ~$10
2 6414 Locking caster, Genesis/Performer/Ranch/Platinum  ~$5-6 ea.
1 987101 Replacement hubcaps (pack of 3)   <$4.00
4 87417 Aluminum tubing plug for Ranch Kettle    $5 ea., $20 for 4


An optional part would be the front handle of the RK.   I haven't seen anyone else put one on, but I will be as it should add needed stability to my build.     I'm attempting to do a complete "drop in" solution where I won't have to drill any holes into the kettle itself.   It's proving to be a bit tricky  :-)

Anyways, the front handle is part #85730.


I should add that just about none of the parts above include "hardware", i.e. nuts, washers or bolts.  It's your choice whether you want to get them from Weber or from the local hardware store, the latter being the best option if you want to go with stainless steel hardware.

Here are those parts:


87410  1  Hex head screw, 1/4-20 x 3 inch, black  < ----  Center "pin" joining the two lower frame sections.
4  4086938   Hexhead bolt 1/4-20 x 1 3/4 inch   < -----  Bolts the front handle to the frame
5   87503   Hex nut 1/4-20 inch, zinc    <---- fits all the bolts.
10   87403 1/4" Flat nylon washer, black      < ------ used on all the bolts

(If you don't do the front handle, then you only need 1 hex nut and 2 washers. 



Lastly, when you call Weber, do some social engineering and chit chat with the CSR a bit.  When you get around to having them look up parts, start with the higher priced ones first, the top and bottom frame legs.   When they give you a price (which should be about what I listed, ask them if that's the best they can do.  You might get lucky.


demosthenes9

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Re: Mini-Ranch Kettle frame prices
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 08:34:57 PM »
Also, here's a schematic listing all the parts of the Ranch kettle.

http://help.weber.com/schematics/browse.aspx?model=60020

Find the parts you are interested in, click on the identifying number and the part number and part name will pop up.


For example, if you click on the #1,  this pops up:

1    40260301    Handle kit w/o shield, 6" gray












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Re: Mini-Ranch Kettle frame prices
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2016, 08:38:16 AM »
demosthenes9 thanks for the parts list! A mini RK is on my list!
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