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Walchit

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E code 18.5
« on: June 24, 2019, 04:58:49 AM »
Picked up this E code a couple days ago, its not in the best shape, needs a bottom cooking grate and a charcoal grate, and could use a new handle.

The age guide says they switched to aluminum door and legs in 83-84. This one has the aluminum parts.

Thanks for looking, I will post more pics if I ever get time to clean her up

dogman

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Re: E code 18.5
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 01:52:28 PM »
Man, you are really harvesting some grate stuff!
Beer! It's what's for dinner...

Walchit

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Re: E code 18.5
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 01:49:10 AM »
I wish I could have got this one cheaper, but I didn't want to end up missing out on it. Paid 90

Mike in Roseville

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Re: E code 18.5
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 06:53:49 AM »
Still a solid deal. That thing is going to be a great cooker!

Walchit

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Re: E code 18.5
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 08:04:06 AM »
My other one works really good, how does everyone else run their vents? I've had a hard time getting it over 225 with all vents open. I'm not sure how accurate my probe is but its somewhat close. If I crack the lid I can get up to 275. If I ever find a cheap newer one I will probably add another vent and a hinge, but I don't really wanna put holes in either of these that I have

Mike in Roseville

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Re: E code 18.5
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 02:29:29 PM »
I have no problem getting that thing has hot (or not) as I want. Lots of tricks you can do...more lit coals (but not too many) for starters. I'll usually leave all the bowl vents open until I get close to temp...then I start closing them down slowly until I can keep it steady.

The 18 doesn't really need a hinge IMHO. The 22 on the other hand absolutely does.

Walchit

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Re: E code 18.5
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 04:20:56 PM »
Somewhere to sit the lid would be nice, I've been bringing out the jumbo Joe, then putting the midsection and lid on it while I light the coals. Then use it to sit the lid on when I'm taking the meat off the grill.
A lid bale type of thing would be nice