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K'man

Upper Cooking Rack for Jr.

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On 2017-01-21 at 11:45 PM, afidel said:

Thanks for posting! I definitely need to give this a whirl, going to be using my Jr more than ever now that I bought a travel trailer and this will make it more versatile than it already is.

You're welcome my pleasure.  I'd love to see someone improve on it.  The one change I would make is I would turn the allen key back to front and upside down to give more clearance.  It's a bit awkward with a spatchcocked chicken underneath.   There's plenty of strength for all the food you can put on a 10" grate.  

 

It really does make a difference for things like burgers, wings, thighs, sausages & hot dogs.   Just remember the top rack does cook a lot faster so you do need to alternate your items.  It's great for veggies too.

 

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4 hours ago, 01lowbird said:

I will definitely be copying this. Well done Kman

 

Thanks lowbird.

 

@shuley  There are only 4 spot welds.  Fitting the pipe nipple is something I did by hand using a belt sander.  You don't have to take much off the threads.  As far the the top of the nipple I just filed the metal to allow fitment of the rack before the weld.  

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The new and improved version of the upper cooking rack for the Akorn Jr.  This rack was built by a person I met, on line as a result of my original post.  He has since joined this site. 

This rack still uses the 3/4" X 4" pipe nipple and the Weber charcoal rack.  I prefer this support method.

Thanks TomB.

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Thanks for posting the pictures and for the inspiration K'man.  I was able to obtain the rack from Homedepot.com for $6.99 with free shipping model #7439 and I'm lucky to have a friend who is an excellent welder.   The brace is made from 1/4" stainless rod TIG welded to the pipe nipple and the grate.  The grate is welded to a groove I cut in the top of the nipple.  I'll be using it to increase the cooking capacity of my Jr.

There is so much to learn on this forum for us newbies. I've had my Jr for just over three months and I'm getting a lot of use from it and creating delicious meals.  

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37 minutes ago, TomB said:

Thanks for posting the pictures and for the inspiration K'man.  I was able to obtain the rack from Homedepot.com for $6.99 with free shipping model #7439 and I'm lucky to have a friend who is an excellent welder.   The brace is made from 1/4" stainless rod TIG welded to the pipe nipple and the grate.  The grate is welded to a groove I cut in the top of the nipple.  I'll be using it to increase the cooking capacity of my Jr.

There is so much to learn on this forum for us newbies. I've had my Jr for just over three months and I'm getting a lot of use from it and creating delicious meals.  

Welcome.  Please stop by and introduce yourself. 

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Thanks for posting the pictures and for the inspiration K'man.  I was able to obtain the rack from Homedepot.com for $6.99 with free shipping model #7439 and I'm lucky to have a friend who is an excellent welder.   The brace is made from 1/4" stainless rod TIG welded to the pipe nipple and the grate.  The grate is welded to a groove I cut in the top of the nipple.  I'll be using it to increase the cooking capacity of my Jr.
There is so much to learn on this forum for us newbies. I've had my Jr for just over three months and I'm getting a lot of use from it and creating delicious meals.  

Are those for sale....
I'd be interested in two

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New to the Akorn Jr., and I wanted to fabricate an upper rack. Thought I'd do a search and found this thread, excellent. Great idea and final design, almost the same design I had in mind!

Fabricating a couple today.

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On 7/9/2017 at 1:53 PM, TheHammer said:

New to the Akorn Jr., and I wanted to fabricate an upper rack. Thought I'd do a search and found this thread, excellent. Great idea and final design, almost the same design I had in mind!

Fabricating a couple today.

How much would one cost. shipped to STL (63124)?  @TheHammer

 

 

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Hello all. New to the site although, I have spent a great deal of time reading through various threads. It has served as a great source of info and entertainment.Thanks to this thread, I now have a 2nd tier on JR. Plan to load 20170716_142807.jpg.3d0634845f57dee46b9ff1780484967d.jpgdown with chicken quarters next weekend.

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