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Old 03-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default How would you fix this?

I need to use this as a BK but it won't sit flat until
It gets some "body" work. I tried a giant pipe wrench an couldn't do much. I tried two different car jacks and could get leverage. I don't want to cut it off or use it upside down. Who could
Fix this?


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Old 03-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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1. Put it on a level surface.
2. Put a bubble level on it.
3. Shim it until it is level. Mark where your shims were placed.
4. Measure the shims, get some metal the same measurement as your shim and weld it where you marked it.
Too easy and fun.

I had a similar problem. My keggle wouldn't sit steady on the burner. I just took 2 strips of metal (2" x 6", 16 guage) and welded them underneath on the outer portion. Kinda' like rails. When I get home I can take a picture and upload it. Now my keggle sits firmly on the burner.


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Old 03-15-2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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Man, that looks like more work than it's worth. Since your top rim is flat on the ground, rather than fixing the bottom rim, why not go for a bottom-draining tri-clamp arrangement?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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Man, that looks like more work than it's worth. Since your top rim is flat on the ground, rather than fixing the bottom rim, why not go for a bottom-draining tri-clamp arrangement?
+1 to this. I would reccomend you do this to avoid any catastrauphic accidents.
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I know this doesn't really help in your situation, but I have one of those Home Depot round top turkey fryers and my keg bottom is similarly smashed in at the bottom. Fortunately, when I place the keggle on the burner it just sits on the dome and never even touches the skirt.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #6
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use it for a deposit and buy something you can stand to drink and throw a party! When the new one is gone presto problem solved..

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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I know this doesn't really help in your situation, but I have one of those Home Depot round top turkey fryers and my keg bottom is similarly smashed in at the bottom. Fortunately, when I place the keggle on the burner it just sits on the dome and never even touches the skirt.
you could use this and build some kind of skirt so the keg rests on the dome part
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #8
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This guy just fixed one recently. He had the tools to do it, but maybe you have something similar.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/fixe...-skirt-312329/
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #9
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Cut bottom and top skirts off, weld the top one to the bottom.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:56 PM   #10
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Man, that looks like more work than it's worth. Since your top rim is flat on the ground, rather than fixing the bottom rim, why not go for a bottom-draining tri-clamp arrangement?
Can triclamp handle direct fire from a burner?


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