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Postby tk » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:50 pm

Hi all, I salvaged a couple of grates from an old Weber kettle. Want to use them for campfire cooking. I'm looking for suggestions for lightweight, compact supports to raise the grates above the fire bed. In another thread someone mentioned cinder blocks. They're kinda bulky. Any other ideas?


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Re: salvaged grates

Postby Joanne » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:21 pm

tk wrote:Hi all, I salvaged a couple of grates from an old Weber kettle. Want to use them for campfire cooking. I'm looking for suggestions for lightweight, compact supports to raise the grates above the fire bed. In another thread someone mentioned cinder blocks. They're kinda bulky. Any other ideas?


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If you know anyone that welds, get some rebar and cut three stakes (like long tent stakes). Then cut the tops off 3 links of chain so each one creates a big "U". Weld one "U" to each stake. You can pound the steaks into the ground in a triangle just big enough for the grill to drop into the saddles created by the links of chain.

It's not very elegant, but it's cheap and breaks down to a very small size.

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Postby Geary » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:28 pm

My brother in law uses railroad spikes. don't know where you would get them but his camp cooking kit fits in a 5 gal bucket. Aluminum foil, charcoal, lighter fluid, hammer for the spikes---the only thing that doesn't fit is the grate itself. It's a pretty cool setup
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Postby mandy » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:52 pm

Hows about 3 metal pipes about 10- 12 inches long with 90 degree elbows on top. You could also use rebar with a 90 degree bend on them. All you would have to do is drive them into the ground and put the grate on top of the 90 degree parts.

I have used this set up before but with an oven grate, it works great. :lol:

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Postby Podunkfla » Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:06 pm

I find these work very well too... and you can get 'em free. :thumbsup:

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Postby PresTx82 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:21 pm

Great ideas! I too scrounged a grate off a weber but used several "old fashion" rocks to hold the grate up over the coals. Rocks are pretty much everywhere and you don't have to pack them in! :lol:

I like the railroad spike idea! :thumbsup:
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Postby ob1canola » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:02 pm

Podunkfla wrote:I find these work very well too... and you can get 'em free. :thumbsup:

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Postby Podunkfla » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:32 am

ob1canola wrote:
Podunkfla wrote:I find these work very well too... and you can get 'em free. :thumbsup:

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So when they ask you "Paper or Plastic" just tell them neither ..
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Postby FireLion » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:48 pm

Try using tall cans with the ends cut out. Cans like V-8 juice comes in. 3 or 4 would support a grill just fine. You could even put one in the center and build the fire around it. Plus, they are light and cool quickly when kicked away from the fire.
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Postby PresTx82 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:16 pm

Here's one idea with some Miller Light cans:

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Postby SouthernGirl » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:40 am

Hey, isn't beer flammable?

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Postby Dean in Eureka, CA » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:22 pm

Rednecks drink lite beer???
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Postby ARKPAT » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:48 pm

Dean that's the tenerizer for the steaks! You do not to want to introduce Poly - sat - fat to the steaks? :lol:



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