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AS in SA

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Casters on a traditional kettle?
« on: February 18, 2022, 09:23:06 PM »
Just curious if anyone has ever added casters to a traditional kettle.  Was thinking maybe just the front stationary leg?  Tried searching, but most of the results were about performer casters.

Transit98

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2022, 03:16:10 AM »
I like the idea!


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Chesapeake Weber

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2022, 06:49:04 PM »
I used one of these when I ďliftedĒ my Weber.  I donít remember which wheel material, but used the stainless steel locking version.  Itís worked out pretty well so far.

https://shop.servicecaster.com/stainless-expanding-stem-caster-p/scc-ssttlex20s314-tprb-mtg40.htm




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JEBIV

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 02:25:08 AM »
Sporty !!
Seeking a Black Sequoia I know I know, I'd settle for just the tabbed no leg grill

blu082003

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 07:08:04 AM »
Iím a sucker for some big wheels.


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watkinsb87

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 07:14:47 AM »
What size wheels are those? Iím intrigued


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Chesapeake Weber

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2022, 07:56:18 AM »
I went through a few sets from tractor supply and HD.  I think I ended up on 8Ē non-pneumatic rubber tires (wheelbarrow or dolly tires?). I had to get 1/2Ē axle to mount them on and some stainless chain attachments (not sure what theyíre actually called) from HD.  I used them to attach the wire rack to the axle. Also needed axle collars (I think thatís what it was called) to keep the legs tight to the wire rack and keep the axle from sliding.  Pics from today.  Just noticed the wheels are dry rotting a bit.  Guess I should have armoralled them!


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bladz

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2022, 11:46:09 AM »
Nice work!! 


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blu082003

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2022, 12:09:46 PM »
Looks awesome


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Stoneage

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2022, 04:45:10 PM »
I dont see castors here its basically a field & the wheels aren't big enough.
Shorten the 3rd leg as needed & add a bigger wheel then yes, I'm all over it.

bamakettles

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Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2022, 03:29:52 AM »
I did something similar on my red LE.  Makes it so much easier to move around especially at the beach.  No front caster though.


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andrewshrm

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2022, 01:16:53 PM »
Love those wheels on your Red LE bamakettles.

bamakettles

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Re: Casters on a traditional kettle?
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2022, 01:31:30 PM »

Love those wheels on your Red LE bamakettles.
Thanks!  Itís by far one of the easiest kettles to move around.


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