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jcnaz

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26 OTG; Fix for Hubcap Problem
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:54:26 PM »
My back yard has a loose gravel surface. I also have concrete patios and driveways, cool deck by the pool, and a raised area covered with pavers. I also move my grills around to wherever I feel like cooking. Sometimes I move them mid-cook!
That becomes a problem with a fully loaded 26 OTG, it is heavy, hot, and only has one bowl handle.
Twice now I have been moving my big kettle and one of the wheels has fallen off. The first time I replaced the hubcap, but a few weeks later it happened again. The second time I had three racks of ribs in the dammed thing! Luckily there was no food harmed.
It appears to me that the combination of greater weight, a taller wheel, and uneven terrain can be too much for the 3/8" press-on hubcap. The teeth of the last one dug grooves in the axle trying to hold on.

Thank God for Ace Hardware.

This is the hardware I used for each wheel. I did both wheels, so double the order.
Four 3/8" stainless steel flat washers One stainless steel fender washer
One stainless steel safety clip.

I drilled a 3/32" hole 3/8" from the end of the axle, and reassembled.
I put three flat washers behind each wheel, a fender washer and a flat washer in front, and installed the clip.


I wouldn't do this with a vintage kettle but I don't think that it looks too bad at all, and these wheels are not falling off again!


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A bunch of black kettles
-JC

ABROB

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Re: 26 OTG; Fix for Hubcap Problem
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 04:01:59 PM »
Nice fix

Spen1818

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Re: 26 OTG; Fix for Hubcap Problem
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 05:42:46 PM »
You need a Mini Ranch with off-road wheels


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jcnaz

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Re: 26 OTG; Fix for Hubcap Problem
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 06:41:42 PM »
You need a Mini Ranch with off-road wheels


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Why yes, yes I do!
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A bunch of black kettles
-JC

LightningBoldtz

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Re: 26 OTG; Fix for Hubcap Problem
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 03:16:51 AM »
I like that the new wheels are put on this way.
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
4 MBH, 1 WoodDale, a SCG, and other stuff, including Pellet grills.

Paul Isa

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Re: 26 OTG; Fix for Hubcap Problem
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 05:48:42 PM »
Great idea.