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Hogsy

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Chargriller Akorn Hinge Mod
« on: September 25, 2018, 05:37:08 PM »
Has anyone added this hinge to a WSM? Iíve seen a few YouTube vids but still worried about drilling and it not working



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Hogsy

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Re: Chargriller Akorn Hinge Mod
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 07:59:31 PM »
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Hogsy

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Re: Chargriller Akorn Hinge Mod
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 04:18:37 AM »
I bit the bullet today(pardon the pun)and fitted a hinge to my WSM....it took a few beers to build up the courage. A 22WSM is $1000 in Australia [emoji50]
I added wing nuts to the bolts that pivot the hinge to make it a little easier to remove and some fibre washers between the hinge and the WSM. I donít like metal on metal and my experience is itís the first place to chip the enamel especially being a moving part. I had to pack out the top of the hinge with two washers so it sat neat when closed other than that Iím stoked with the mod and think itís a better hinge system than the unknown hinge which is a lot more expensive.


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JEBIV

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Re: Chargriller Akorn Hinge Mod
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 05:03:18 AM »
Nice and clean install, grate work,
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JayCee

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Re: Chargriller Akorn Hinge Mod
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 03:23:07 AM »
Nice work mate. Where did you get the rack for the top grate?

Hogsy

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Re: Chargriller Akorn Hinge Mod
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 04:29:08 PM »
The Que Club. Itís off the 50g Gateway drum
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johnny 2 shack

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Re: Chargriller Akorn Hinge Mod
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 08:42:48 PM »
wow gutsy move , turned out great !

1911Ron

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Re: Chargriller Akorn Hinge Mod
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 07:20:30 AM »
I like it!  I put a hinged lid on my drum smoker and love it!
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Re: Chargriller Akorn Hinge Mod
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 11:07:25 AM »
Thanks @Hogsy, I've bookmarked this thread for future reference.





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