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bamakettles

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WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« on: March 01, 2020, 12:09:36 PM »
Tried this over the weekend.  The casters are top of the line and up for the job, but the angle strapping I used is way under par.  Plan is to replace with stronger angle iron.  Going this route because I donít want to modify the WSM legs and want to be able to take it off the wheels for cooking due to weight of sand, food, etc.


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JEBIV

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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 05:55:43 AM »
COOL, R2D2 like
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bamakettles

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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 07:37:50 AM »
COOL, R2D2 like

That's what I'm getting from the fam too.  My wife, son and daughter in law suggested remote controlled motors for the wheels so it can move about the deck with a radio remote control.  I think I'd be getting away from the entire purpose going down that path........  ; )

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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2020, 07:45:58 AM »
COOL, R2D2 like

That's what I'm getting from the fam too.  My wife, son and daughter in law suggested remote controlled motors for the wheels so it can move about the deck with a radio remote control.  I think I'd be getting away from the entire purpose going down that path........  ; )
Mount it on a Roomba LOL
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bamakettles

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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 11:06:13 AM »
V1.2 much better!  Used angle iron, primed and painted with red engine paint I had.  This it sturdy!


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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 11:39:16 PM »
Look's Awesome, need to do the same to my 18!!

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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 06:04:39 AM »
What size is the angle iron??

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bamakettles

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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 06:23:58 AM »
What size is the angle iron??

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1 1/4" x 1/8 thick.  Needing 3 pieces 25" long I bought three 36" pieces and cut them to size with a grinder/cut off disk.  For the 22.5 WSM the wheel holes are 24" on center.  Casters are really nice with locking mechanism that locks wheel roll and caster swivel.  Very happy with the end result.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-1-4-in-x-36-in-Plain-Steel-Angle-with-1-8-in-Thick-801507/204225753?MERCH=REC-_-pipsem-_-204225760-_-204225776-_-N

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RWN8HLT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



bamakettles

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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2020, 06:33:33 AM »
Hereís a close up shot or two .... I also put in clear rubber stick ons on the bottom and felt on the sides so the WSM legs donít scrape paint off when placing and removing to and from the triangle.  Itís a tight fit for the legs which is a good thing - keeps the WSM attached to the triangle.


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bamakettles

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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2020, 06:49:06 AM »
And, THANK GOODNESS for step bits when drilling angle iron!  Also probably goes without saying, but I deburred the angle iron with a bench grinder after cutting and had to round 3 corners off in order to get the triangle to assemble properly.  Trial and error fitting before priming and painting turned out to be a good idea.

JEBIV

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Re: WSM Wheel Mod V1.1
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2020, 07:19:37 AM »
Measure once cuss twice
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