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Any chance of fencing or enclosing your parking pad? Probably be a bit costly but more secure.

Another thought is to install a small tool shed on your parking pad and roll your Kamado in and out

for storage and use.

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My first choice would be the rooftop deck.

 

If not, I'd suggest starting with an Akorn.  Reasonable price (read okay to experiment with for this project), steel construction and less susceptible to being fatally damaged by some @#$&* that can't figure out how to sreal it.  Combine that with some solid chain around the frame and a good quantity of Tapcons into the concrete and at least you'll keep honest people honest.  

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Depending on how much space you have, you could get a metal table, a piece of "yard art" or a length of heavy steel pipe - something clunky and heavy to padlock a chain to...Anything that would make the grill and weight  undesirable to pick up and run with.
Crooks are lazy,  I don't think they're going to steal anything that's gonna be noisy and/or heavy or hard to carry.

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Can anyone tell me what the distances (width & depth) between the wheels on the standard cart for the KJ Classic II are? I'm realizing that's an important measurement for what I have planned, and I would like to have as much of the set up done as possible before my grill is delivered next week. Thanks in advance!

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5 hours ago, SPORO said:

Can anyone tell me what the distances (width & depth) between the wheels on the standard cart for the KJ Classic II are? I'm realizing that's an important measurement for what I have planned, and I would like to have as much of the set up done as possible before my grill is delivered next week. Thanks in advance!

 

The answer was posted not too long ago. I made a snarky comment that I had the dimensions in cubits, so maybe search “cubits”. I can’t imagine that many hits :-D

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2 hours ago, Chris Topher said:

 

The answer was posted not too long ago. I made a snarky comment that I had the dimensions in cubits, so maybe search “cubits”. I can’t imagine that many hits :-D

That thread only had the measurement between the two front wheels. I also need the measurement from the front wheels to the back wheels. Thanks for helping me find one of the two numbers I need, though!

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Just keep in mind a cheapie bolt cutter from Harbor Freight is going to cost the crooks way less then your anti-theft system. If they want it....... Say goodbye. 

 

If a crook is bringing the vehicle and man power to steal that much weight they'll probably have bolt cutters with them. 

 

Whatever you do is only going to make you feel better. It's not going to stop it from being stolen. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, ckreef said:

Just keep in mind a cheapie bolt cutter from Harbor Freight is going to cost the crooks way less then your anti-theft system. If they want it....... Say goodbye. 

 

If a crook is bringing the vehicle and man power to steal that much weight they'll probably have bolt cutters with them. 

 

Whatever you do is only going to make you feel better. It's not going to stop it from being stolen. 

 

 

They will steal the bolt cutter. No cost to the bad guy. Not how they think.

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11 hours ago, ckreef said:

Just keep in mind a cheapie bolt cutter from Harbor Freight is going to cost the crooks way less then your anti-theft system. If they want it....... Say goodbye. 

 

If a crook is bringing the vehicle and man power to steal that much weight they'll probably have bolt cutters with them. 

 

Whatever you do is only going to make you feel better. It's not going to stop it from being stolen. 

 

 

This was in no way helpful. I am well aware that there is no way to completely prevent theft. As you (and several others earlier in this thread have) said, if they really want it, they'll figure out a way to get it. Even bank vaults get robbed sometimes. However, as I pointed out previously, most thieves are opportunistic, and if you can make stealing something difficult and require advanced preparation/proper materials, etc. the majority of thieves aren't going to bother with it. The plan I have in mind will make moving the grill from where I put it pretty darn difficult, and I'm also making sure it's covered under our homeowner's insurance in the event that some determined and well-prepared thieves were to manage to take it despite that. Beyond that, there's not really anything else I can do.

If you would like to be helpful, rather than uselessly antagonistic, please answer the question I asked about the distances between the wheels on the cart. Thank you!

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4 hours ago, SPORO said:

This was in no way helpful. I am well aware that there is no way to completely prevent theft. As you (and several others earlier in this thread have) said, if they really want it, they'll figure out a way to get it. Even bank vaults get robbed sometimes. However, as I pointed out previously, most thieves are opportunistic, and if you can make stealing something difficult and require advanced preparation/proper materials, etc. the majority of thieves aren't going to bother with it. The plan I have in mind will make moving the grill from where I put it pretty darn difficult, and I'm also making sure it's covered under our homeowner's insurance in the event that some determined and well-prepared thieves were to manage to take it despite that. Beyond that, there's not really anything else I can do.

If you would like to be helpful, rather than uselessly antagonistic, please answer the question I asked about the distances between the wheels on the cart. Thank you!

 

Popcorn ready. This thread is becoming much more interesting

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40 minutes ago, Chris Topher said:

 

Popcorn ready. This thread is becoming much more interesting

Meh, I don't think this is headed toward a fight. I'm not interested in getting into a keyboard war with anyone, and given that ckreef, the user I was quoting "liked" my comment, it seems he's not either.

Would be nice if someone could take a tape measure to their wheels and get back to me, though...

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2 hours ago, SPORO said:

Meh, I don't think this is headed toward a fight. I'm not interested in getting into a keyboard war with anyone, and given that ckreef, the user I was quoting "liked" my comment, it seems he's not either.

Would be nice if someone could take a tape measure to their wheels and get back to me, though...

he wheels foorm a square. I just measured my KJ classic and it was between 22.25 and 22.5 inches on all sides of the square.

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23 minutes ago, Golf Griller said:

he wheels foorm a square. I just measured my KJ classic and it was between 22.25 and 22.5 inches on all sides of the square.

Perfect! Thank you!!

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Well, my KJII was delivered last week, and I got it all set up. I used concrete wedge anchors to bolt a bike rack to the concrete behind our house, and I'm using a U-lock bike lock and a 15ft braided cable to secure the KJ to the bike rack. Then, the cover goes over everything. I also built a small wedge out of 2X4s and plywood so that it can sit on a level surface while it's lit. All seems to be working really well so far! :)

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