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Title: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Missippijim on March 12, 2018, 08:43:05 PM
Thought I would check if anyone knows of a source for replacement cooking grate for the ranch.  I know Weber and ereplacementparts have them. Just not looking to spend $245 on a grate.

Thanks,

-Jim
Title: Re: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Grillagin on March 12, 2018, 08:47:50 PM
I asked the same question here a few months ago.  Everyone said Weber has the best price.
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Missippijim on March 12, 2018, 08:58:14 PM
I didn't want to hear that. I only paid $50 for the grill. 
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Travis on March 12, 2018, 09:58:30 PM
@crowderjd  didna neat little trick with his cooking grate. I believe he laid expanded metal over it. That would be much cheaper than replacing it.


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Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Grillagin on March 12, 2018, 11:28:25 PM
I didn't want to hear that. I only paid $50 for the grill.

$50 for a Ranch?  It should be hard to bitch about the cost of a new grate when you got it for that.  Consider yourself very lucky. Welcome, BTW.
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: JEBIV on March 13, 2018, 02:45:31 AM
If I paid 50 for a Ranch I would gladly pay 245 for a grate. When I called customer service at Weber a while back they offered me one for 216.00
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Mike in Roseville on March 13, 2018, 07:41:20 AM

If I paid 50 for a Ranch I would gladly pay 245 for a grate. When I called customer service at Weber a while back they offered me one for 216.00

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Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: crowderjd on March 13, 2018, 08:45:02 AM
@Missippijim the expanded metal grate trick is worth a try...I use the Ranch probably 4-5 times a year only.  It's still in excellent shape.  Not to hijack this thread, but I missed a FREE Ranch YESTERDAY...I'm still bummed about it.
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Missippijim on March 13, 2018, 09:15:22 AM
I did think of that approach. I have only been able to locate in 24x48. I guess I could just use two pieces. Just don't want a seem. Maybe putting a support rod at the seem would hide it enough not to bother me. The grate isn't in bad condition to justify the Weber replacement. I'm just to lazy to put in the effort of cleaning it, if I could find a better option. Never know what is under that funk left by the previous owner. And new shiny grates are nice.
A free Ranch would have been really awesome.


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Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: LiquidOcelot on March 13, 2018, 10:45:58 AM
I would leave work in the middle of the day, drive 100 miles on an empty tank and put my bank account in the red for a chance at a 50 dollar ranch lol

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Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: inkaddictedchef1 on March 13, 2018, 01:25:37 PM

If I paid 50 for a Ranch I would gladly pay 245 for a grate. When I called customer service at Weber a while back they offered me one for 216.00

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+1... shit I'll give you 75 for the ranch and cover shipping if replacing the grate is too troublesome for you.

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Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Mike in Roseville on March 13, 2018, 03:18:49 PM
If itís a newer Ranch...or one that isnít super old, the grate is stainless steel. Just saying.


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Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: demosthenes9 on March 14, 2018, 08:27:16 PM
I did think of that approach. I have only been able to locate in 24x48. I guess I could just use two pieces. Just don't want a seem. Maybe putting a support rod at the seem would hide it enough not to bother me. The grate isn't in bad condition to justify the Weber replacement. I'm just to lazy to put in the effort of cleaning it, if I could find a better option. Never know what is under that funk left by the previous owner. And new shiny grates are nice.
A free Ranch would have been really awesome.


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Dude, are you kidding ?   If you don't already have them, grab 2 bags of Kingsford at the next holiday sale.    Lay a single layer of charcoal down on your charcoal grate.   Fire up 3 full chimneys and spread them out over the bed of unlit coals.  Quickly and carefully put the cooking grate in place.   DO NOT put the lid back on.  Set it off to the side in the grass.  Let the thing burn wide open.  When the heat dies down, hit it with a long handled wire brush.  Shouldn't take more than 10 mins to clean.

Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: 1ROW on March 14, 2018, 09:00:13 PM
My ranch cooking grate was quite rusty when I got it, despite the fact that it's stainless. I used my drill with a wire cup and cleaned it that way. Then I greased it up. Been fine ever since. Took a few hours but it was definitely worth the effort vs spending for a new one.
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Missippijim on March 15, 2018, 08:52:33 AM
I have done 3 other kettle restores and with the ranch I just find my time better used doing something else than cleaning a grate, if I were to find a better price. I like to have new unused grates for my projects.
Other than it being dirty, there is a popped weld on a couple of the steel rods and it sticks up causing the hinged part to not work correctly. It's out of shape, like it was dropped hard. So I see it better to replace than to try and salvage.


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Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Heyjude on March 15, 2018, 07:52:50 PM
You will not find any other replacement for the price of a new Weber grate!!
They just don't exist..

You can take the time to clean it, then find a good welder to fix the loose rods.

Otherwise, spend the money and move on..

I think that you have been very fortunate to get one so cheap. Put in the time, or pay the price..
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: ramsfan on March 15, 2018, 08:14:30 PM
Find another used Ranch with a good cooking grate for cheap dollars. Buy it. Bring it home and switch the grates. Resell the Ranch and get your money back.
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: qrczak1 on March 15, 2018, 10:30:19 PM
In Europe you can find custom made SS grates for approx. $1 per 0,39" of diameter (1 cm). It doesn't make sense to take them for 18 or 22" cookers (as the final price is similar to what Weber offers here) but for 26 and the ranch it makes really sense. New 26 SS grate costs here approx. $160 and for the ranch it's simply unavailable (can imagine that I could order it by Weber Europe but then I would pay $250 + shipping + tax + their margin = priceless...)
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: pbe gummi bear on March 16, 2018, 09:28:04 AM
Is it rusted, through, pitted, or just dirty? Those grates are heavy duty SS and clean up super nicely with some elbow grease, wire brush, wire cup brush on a grinder, or fire.
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Robert on March 17, 2018, 03:20:11 AM
Is the $245 ranch grate a normal price?  I have a ranch that a college kid used as a fire pit and burned wood on top of the cooking grate.  Totally ruined the grate.  I paid $350 and I think the grates were about $179.  Before I bought a replacement WEber jumped the price.  I thought they were around $300.  Might be time to replace before steel price go up again.

Thanks,

Robert
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Critterhunter on March 26, 2018, 04:24:51 PM
I would leave work in the middle of the day, drive 100 miles on an empty tank and put my bank account in the red for a chance at a 50 dollar ranch lol

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Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Tionoel on March 26, 2018, 04:56:26 PM
I might have one....
Title: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: Missippijim on April 11, 2018, 09:14:35 PM
@Tionoel.  You might have a grate or a ranch for critterhunter and liquidocelot?

Winter finally left my area and was able to use my outside faucets. The cooking grate ended up not being that bad off. It did end up having 3 popped welds in the grates and the weld that connects the outer ring.  It cleaned up ok but not shiny new cleaned up. The charcoal grate is trash though. But that's only $67.


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Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on April 12, 2018, 04:23:47 AM
Fearing a dirty grate from someone else is irrational. Heat cures all ills. I understand that a new grate helps sell a grill you're flipping, to the uneducated.
Title: Re: WTB: Ranch cooking grate
Post by: demosthenes9 on April 12, 2018, 04:57:57 AM
If any welds popped on my RK grate, I'd be tempted to talk to a local welding shop and price out a repair.

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