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Grill Stand

Postby '89HOG » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:36 pm

The base on my 20x24 grill finally rusted out and needs to be replaced. I live in the Spring, TX area and wonder if anyone knows a welder nearby who would take on this job. The base I have is very similar to the pic so I don't think it's a very big job. Please PM me if you can recommend someone nearby. I had one quote but thought it was a bit high (for a couple hundred more I can buy a new pit).

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Postby Rambo » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:06 pm

I’m pretty sure there are some guys in your area. I know Grailsback is in Cypress which isn’t too far.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:38 pm

Your favorite Muffler Shop might do it for you :dont: :tup: :salut:
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Postby 02ebz06 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:43 pm

I feel your pain.
Many big shops don't want to mess with small jobs, so quote you a high price.
If you accept, then it's worth there time.
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Re: Grill Stand

Postby strength_and_pow » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:10 pm

Rolling a piece of flat bar into a ring is a decent chunk of work. A rectangle or square would be a lot easier to fabricate. If you weren’t opposed to the redneck look, you could probably find a steel truck rim for pretty cheap and that takes a lot of work out of it. What was the price quoted?


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Postby '89HOG » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:55 pm

strength_and_pow wrote:Rolling a piece of flat bar into a ring is a decent chunk of work. A rectangle or square would be a lot easier to fabricate. If you weren’t opposed to the redneck look, you could probably find a steel truck rim for pretty cheap and that takes a lot of work out of it. What was the price quoted?


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Postby k.a.m. » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:11 am

Do you have some pics of your pit I would like to see it and what is entailed in the job.
Actually if you went to a welding/fabrication shop that is not a bad price considering their overhead. I do a lot of work for friends and negotiate my prices with things like I keep the excess stock and you pay for my consumables but I have no overhead and consider them fun projects.
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Re: Grill Stand

Postby '89HOG » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:46 am

Hopefully this works. Its about a 20" diameter base and 1 1/2 or 2" angle iron. The post can be salvaged except for maybe the bottom 2".
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Postby k.a.m. » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:43 pm

You could use a piece of 20" pipe as the ring.
The job can be done for less than your quote you just need someone other than a shop. There would still be material costs involved no doubt.
If you were closer to me I would be glad to fix it I live in Vidor that is a hike lol.
Call Jose over at Pits by JJ and see if they can fix you up.
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Postby '89HOG » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:21 pm

k.a.m. wrote:You could use a piece of 20" pipe as the ring.
The job can be done for less than your quote you just need someone other than a shop. There would still be material costs involved no doubt.
If you were closer to me I would be glad to fix it I live in Vidor that is a hike lol.
Call Jose over at Pits by JJ and see if they can fix you up.



Thanks, k.a.m. I was actually thinking about taking it over there.
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Re: Grill Stand

Postby '89HOG » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:12 pm

Update: I took the stand over to Pits by J.J. and they said it would be a simple job. They gave me a VERY reasonable price and said they'd have it ready by Saturday. While I was there, I fell in love with the Mini Contender upright smoker. That is a really nice smoker. If I didn't already have their offset smoker, I'd be getting this one for sure.
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Re: Grill Stand

Postby 1MoreFord » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:52 pm

Glad you found someone to fix it for you.

If you need it done again in the future you might save some money by using a fabricated angle ring for the base ring.

http://anglerings.com/Angle-Rings
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