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greenweb

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18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« on: August 18, 2018, 05:34:51 AM »
I actually passed on this as the legs were missing and how far(4hrs one way) I would have to drive to get this.  After about 4 weeks, the kijiji ad disappears. I am somewhat relieved and thinking that this kettle is gone to a good home. About a week or 2 later, the ad. comes back up on kijiji. Same seller.  A week goes by and the curiosity gets best of me to contact the seller. Damn! She still has it and will let me have it for free.

When I was picking it up, she kept on apologizing for how far I had to come and insist on taking it for free, but I refused and payed her what she was asking on the ad. which wasn't much to begin with. 15 can. 

I still need to figure out if gas works and replacement legs, but overall very good condition kettle with new ss grate. The lady had no idea if it was bought here in Canada when asked. All she could confirm was that it was bought for their Camper way back and stored in the garage afterward.





 
« Last Edit: August 18, 2018, 05:41:44 AM by greenweb »

brewtownbeatdown

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Re: 18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 08:22:18 AM »
Congrats on the score!!!  This model is the ďGas PicnicĒ.   Itís a simple, cool little design.  Just happened across this thread, so Iím not sure if youíve got Ďer back in shape. Hereís a few pics of one of mine for reference:



I believe the legs are 19Ē.  If you need any other pics/info, shoot me a PM.  Iíd be happy to help. 


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Obviously looking for a Glen Blue (who isnít?😂).

Looking for anything Happy Cooker, including any re-branded as Montgomery Ward.  Iíve amassed a nice collection, but Iím missing a few still.  Let me know if you can help a fella out🤞

Mr.CPHo

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Re: 18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 08:37:23 AM »

I still need to figure out if gas works and replacement legs,...

I have a set of HC legs if you need them.  Theyíre from a kettle, but I think you could cut them down and cap them. 


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greenweb

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Re: 18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 02:21:54 PM »

I still need to figure out if gas works and replacement legs,...

I have a set of HC legs if you need them.  Theyíre from a kettle, but I think you could cut them down and cap them. 


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Thanks for the offer @Mr.CPHo. Are the HC leg dia. larger?  @ Mr.CPHo and @ brewtownbeatdown. When I tried  spare weber legs I had.... the leg socket holes seemed larger.   If HC legs are bigger dia., definitely interested in restoring this kettle with correct size legs.  Let me know what you want for them. I will also cover the shipping.

brewtownbeatdown

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Re: 18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 03:14:27 PM »
Legs are the same diameter as Weber (1Ē).  They snug to one side of the socket when you tighten carriage bolt/wing nut.  Original HC legs are plated steel with white leg caps. 


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Obviously looking for a Glen Blue (who isnít?😂).

Looking for anything Happy Cooker, including any re-branded as Montgomery Ward.  Iíve amassed a nice collection, but Iím missing a few still.  Let me know if you can help a fella out🤞

greenweb

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Re: 18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 03:54:05 PM »
Legs are the same diameter as Weber (1Ē).  They snug to one side of the socket when you tighten carriage bolt/wing nut.  Original HC legs are plated steel with white leg caps. 


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Thanks!  Any close up pic of the mounting area would be appreciated. I had no idea about the carriage bolt tighten with wing nut. I think I can make this work with my spare weber legs.

@Mr.CPHo - Your thoughts and the offer has been much appreciated. I will use what I have as they are the same dia.  Thanks!


brewtownbeatdown

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Re: 18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2018, 03:58:14 PM »
Thanks!  Any close up pic of the mounting area would be appreciated. I had no idea about the carriage bolt tighten with wing nut. I think I can make this work with my spare weber legs.
Iíll get some pics tonight after work.  Iíll measure the exact length of the legs as well. 


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Obviously looking for a Glen Blue (who isnít?😂).

Looking for anything Happy Cooker, including any re-branded as Montgomery Ward.  Iíve amassed a nice collection, but Iím missing a few still.  Let me know if you can help a fella out🤞

greenweb

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Re: 18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 04:16:42 PM »
Thanks!  Any close up pic of the mounting area would be appreciated. I had no idea about the carriage bolt tighten with wing nut. I think I can make this work with my spare weber legs.
Iíll get some pics tonight after work.  Iíll measure the exact length of the legs as well. 


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That would be awesome! Thanks!

brewtownbeatdown

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18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2018, 06:34:51 PM »
Designed to pull leg to backside of socket:

There were two different types of hardware used by HC.  Carriage head with wing nut facing out, or slotted machine screw with wing nut facing inward:


Underside of mine:
« Last Edit: October 23, 2018, 07:50:17 AM by brewtownbeatdown »
Obviously looking for a Glen Blue (who isnít?😂).

Looking for anything Happy Cooker, including any re-branded as Montgomery Ward.  Iíve amassed a nice collection, but Iím missing a few still.  Let me know if you can help a fella out🤞

brewtownbeatdown

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18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2018, 07:53:10 AM »
BTW...Legs are 19Ē long.  Youíll have to drill your bolt holes, for 1/4Ē hardware, 7/8Ē from top edge of leg.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2018, 07:56:47 AM by brewtownbeatdown »
Obviously looking for a Glen Blue (who isnít?😂).

Looking for anything Happy Cooker, including any re-branded as Montgomery Ward.  Iíve amassed a nice collection, but Iím missing a few still.  Let me know if you can help a fella out🤞

greenweb

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Re: 18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2018, 03:19:46 PM »
Got it! I should be able to get those parts easy.  I had no idea before as I got it without legs or the mounting hardwares. This unique kettle will stand on its own legs once again thanks to you. You have been tremendously helpful again. Thanks!

brewtownbeatdown

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Re: 18" Happy Cooker Gas rescue here in Canada.
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2018, 04:18:31 PM »
Glad I could help.  Looking forward to seeing Ďer brought back to glory. 


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Obviously looking for a Glen Blue (who isnít?😂).

Looking for anything Happy Cooker, including any re-branded as Montgomery Ward.  Iíve amassed a nice collection, but Iím missing a few still.  Let me know if you can help a fella out🤞