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Bob BQ

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2016, 09:39:12 AM »
26" EO code flattop with ash catcher and therm added and the Chief:



@OGlenn  Did the EO flattop come with ash catcher, or did you add it? If so… how? Would love to put an ash catcher on my H code 26…...
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glend123

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2016, 10:08:57 AM »

22" yellow kettle, 26" brown kettle, 26" Black kettle, 22" Blue kettle, 22" red performer, 18" smoker, Ranger

demosthenes9

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2016, 10:52:39 AM »
Where do you order frame legs?  They aren't shown on weber site. Do you guys email them for parts not shown?


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Weber's site is kind of weird.  If you click on the "Replacement Parts" link, they only offer a small number of items.  Instead, for any grill, click on "Parts & Support" but then choose "Schematics".    On the Schematics page, click on "Search Grill Family" http://help.weber.com/schematics/#model



Select appropriate items from the drop down menus and you should end up with full schematic of whatever grill you choose.    From there, you will usually be able to find the part #'s for every Weber part.      Here's the schematic for the Ranch Kettle http://help.weber.com/schematics/#model


Here's a list of what is needed:


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I'd get all the parts from Weber in a single order as they should only hit you with a single $7 shipping charge.



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:


1 87410   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.

Something I left off this list the last time I posted it is the 8 nuts, bolts and washers that you need if you mount the bowl to the frame/cart.

OGlenn

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2016, 02:51:19 PM »


@OGlenn  Did the EO flattop come with ash catcher, or did you add it? If so… how? Would love to put an ash catcher on my H code 26…...

@Bob BQ I added the ash catcher from an old performer; the type with the ash catcher bar. I don't think I tried to see if the newer version fit without some sort of adaptation, but I'd think that is possible. This one has sweeps that are stamped 26, but they are the same dimensions as the 7409 and also is a thumbscrew.
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WNC

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2016, 03:12:44 PM »

The chief bows to all the Aristocats


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crowderjd

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2016, 05:48:39 PM »
I LOVE the Chief @WNC !  I don't think it has to bow to anyone!
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Travis

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2016, 05:55:13 PM »
Agreed!!!


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Craig

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2016, 04:34:03 AM »


The chief bows to all the Aristocats


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I dunno, I'm kind of bowing to this Mighty Chief right now! Love it! I especially love that it has the rarely seen straight line rubber tread with plastic rim 8" wheels. Puts this gem to about 1970-71. Most likely '71. Love the high up misting on the lid.

WNC

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2016, 04:46:20 AM »


The chief bows to all the Aristocats


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I dunno, I'm kind of bowing to this Mighty Chief right now! Love it! I especially love that it has the rarely seen straight line rubber tread with plastic rim 8" wheels. Puts this gem to about 1970-71. Most likely '71. Love the high up misting on the lid.

Thanks guys!
This chief was a little war-torn when I found him.
Needed new bottom vents, one tiny hole, lots of chips, the handles are barely hanging on, but even with all that he still cooks like a champ. He can stay up all night and smoke with the best of 'em!
« Last Edit: October 15, 2016, 04:47:54 AM by WNC »

Nate

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2016, 07:15:24 AM »



56MPG

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2016, 02:24:36 PM »
Restored and used within 24 hours. I like a clean kettle as much as anyone, but this one was built to be worked!


Quick slab of salmon is a nice way to re-introduce this 26er to the joys of fire again.


And from any angle, Brian's handles are amazing.

« Last Edit: October 15, 2016, 02:26:59 PM by 56MPG »
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cwmfour

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2016, 07:21:41 PM »
@56MPG Nice looking cleanup.  The Koa handles and the black look SHARP.  Very classy.

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kettlebb

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2016, 07:28:15 PM »
Yeah that grill looks sweet.


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56MPG

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2016, 02:11:58 AM »
@Craig - thanks for this:

The first generation 26 was discontinued at the end of 1999. They were brought back in One Touch Gold form (black only) in 2008 (DZ code). 2010 (AD) 26ers were the last year of the welded on handle but was the start of the modern dark grey plastic handle for that size kettle. Modern Taco handle started in 2011 (AA)

And now we have evidence of a 2008 DZ-code 26er from @Cellar2ful I don't think the deal has been finalized, but he and another member are on it. I really like these early re-issue 26ers! I do wish for a SS gourmet grate though - that would make it just about perfect. (But I suppose that's what the new Summit was meant to address.)
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Cellar2ful

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Re: Show us your 26er!
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2016, 08:11:52 AM »
@Craig - thanks for this:

And now we have evidence of a 2008 DZ-code 26er from @Cellar2ful I don't think the deal has been finalized, but he and another member are on it.

This 2008 DZ Code 26er is a resident of England. Hopefully it will soon be in the hands of @PB-UK. He posted pictures and a couple of questions regarding its authenticity on the Facebook site Weber Kettle Fans. Knowing how infrequently we see them for sale in the US on internet resale sights, just imagine how rare it would be to score one in the UK. Sending kettle karma "across the pond" Mark.



The front handle was changed by the seller as he wanted the tool handles.

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