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nvandyke

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #105 on: October 23, 2018, 09:28:35 AM »
There's a grill for sale near me that's advertised as  "weber style grill".  Can anyone identify if this is a Happy Cooker?  Or what other brand it may be?

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/for/d/weber-style-kettle-charcoal/6727482538.html


JEBIV

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #106 on: October 23, 2018, 09:38:33 AM »
There's a grill for sale near me that's advertised as  "weber style grill".  Can anyone identify if this is a Happy Cooker?  Or what other brand it may be?

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/for/d/weber-style-kettle-charcoal/6727482538.html
Definitely a Happy cooker with the coveted internal ash pan go get her quick @nvandyke
Seeking a Black Sequoia I know I know, I'd settle for just the tabbed no leg grill

brewtownbeatdown

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #107 on: October 24, 2018, 01:18:38 PM »
ĎTis a Weber with a Happy Cooker, or Sears IAC.  Could be a Sears kettle(?).  HCís wood handles were only double rivet, not single screw (as pictured).  HCís aluminum dampers were stamped flat with small tabs only.  Wheels woulda been rubber tread if it were a wood handled HC. 


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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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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #108 on: October 24, 2018, 01:22:44 PM »
Can anyone identify if this is a Happy Cooker?  Or what other brand it may be?
Looking at the IAC, Iím pretty positive that itís a Sears kettle.  The IAC is smooth, whereas the HC pan had ďwavesĒ in Ďem. 


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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🤞

TexasOnion

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #109 on: October 26, 2018, 11:31:03 AM »
Happy cookers have 3 side strap's to hold the grates

greenweb

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #110 on: October 26, 2018, 03:45:51 PM »
Yep! I am 100% sure it is a Sears kettle.  brewtownbeatdown is correct on all accounts. TexasOnion is also correct with 3 grate straps instead of 4 on Weber kettles except another version of Weber made for Sears economy kettle without any grate straps and no IAC. HC lid vent, I think is SS and not aluminum like Weber. They are smaller in diameter and duel tabbed. Double rivet HC wood handle shape is different too.

Keith UK

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #111 on: November 01, 2018, 10:32:29 AM »
Finally finished restoring mine.  Thanks @Keith UK for the info/pics.

Found Ďer looking like this:


Got Ďer looking like this:


My [emoji521][emoji521][emoji521] family:


What a great job!  I'm jealous, how did you do it?  It's better than new.

Keith

The control knob is indeed a wooden ball painted black black but most of the colour has worn off now.

After sanding the weathered knob, I couldnít bring myself to paint it black, so:


My brown HC pedestal came from the factory that way, so I feel ok going that route.




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1911Ron

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #112 on: November 02, 2018, 08:43:20 AM »
Another version of the Happy Cooker. This is how i got it and the start of cleaning it



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brewtownbeatdown

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" The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #113 on: November 02, 2018, 02:45:02 PM »
Another version of the Happy Cooker. This is how i got it and the start of cleaning it




That should clean up nicely.  It looks like someone got carried away with the black spray paint (white wheels & pedestal ďsettingsĒ decal painted over)[emoji22].


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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🤞

brewtownbeatdown

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #114 on: November 02, 2018, 02:49:23 PM »
What a great job!  I'm jealous, how did you do it?  It's better than new.
Keith
Thank you.  Iím the jealous one.  Youíve had yours since it was new and put all the miles on it.



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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🤞

GermanTex

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #115 on: May 08, 2020, 01:19:53 PM »
I know this is an old thread but I did not want to open a new one. Is this a happy cooker as well? Is or was for sale in the area.
https://www.letgo.com/en-us/i/bbq-grill_f4db8b75-96d4-47ae-ae27-628a2593da8e
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Cellar2ful

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #116 on: May 08, 2020, 01:22:35 PM »
I know this is an old thread but I did not want to open a new one. Is this a happy cooker as well? Is or was for sale in the area.
https://www.letgo.com/en-us/i/bbq-grill_f4db8b75-96d4-47ae-ae27-628a2593da8e

Yes, that it is a charcoal Happy Cooker with a hinged lid.  Looks to be in really good condition and the price is good too.
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