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Old 09-02-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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I'm not about to boil with this new burner (new to me) without modifying the base so the keggle sits snugly on there. If I had a chop saw and a mig welder there wouldn't be a problem. But I don't have access to either so I'm curious if there's an easier fix out there. If not I need to befriend someone around here with a metal shop.....



 
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
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I was in the same position with my first session using the keggles last week and ended up using 1/4" hose clamps on each of supports and it worked just fine. Would rather have something welded but the clamps will do and wasn't worried about a spill at all.



 
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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One other thing to try is using a bbq grill grate set on top of the burner (e.g. this from a big box store). I have used that with a Bayou burner + keggle and it works.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:54 PM   #4
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One other thing to try is using a bbq grill grate set on top of the burner (e.g. this from a big box store). I have used that with a Bayou burner + keggle and it works.
This is pretty much what I was planning to do for mine until I can gather all the parts for a rig. I've got the keggle cut open, need into install the valve/dip tube, etc... But won't have the setup for the rig for a while.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:31 PM   #5
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+1 on the grill grate . I have a $20 circular one that works great for my keggle on the Bayou. I had to grind the grate a little to get a nice fit but it was pretty easy.

 
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:05 PM   #6
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I had the same problem. Go to HD and pick up 3 - 1/2" x 2" or 3" length nipples (black steel tubes with threads on either end). They are in the plumbing section. Pick up 3 bolts, nuts and washers too.

Drill 3 holes around the perimeter of the burner, put bolts through the nipples, through the holes on the burner and that will give you a larger circumference to rest your keg. Works beautifully and costs about $5. I'm not at work so can't provide any pictures or specifics on the hardware, but hopefully you get what I mean....
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:36 PM   #7
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Care to post some pics when you get home?

 
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:47 PM   #8
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Yeah, I can get you some pictures tonight after work.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:32 AM   #9
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Here ya go



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Old 09-03-2010, 02:34 AM   #10
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Thanks a bunch!



 
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