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out of square chargriller

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Measuring the diagonals the lower half of my cooking chamber is at least 3/4" out of square icon_evil.gif I took the lid off , loosened the bolts to the frame and shelves , put a bar clamp across it and and pulled it back past square and tightened everything back up But it just twisted back to where it started. Since the lid was off , I stood that on end and tried to get that twisted to match , right up to the point were that little voice said " a little more and you will really screw it up " ( that voice is usually right on , I've tested it many times eek.gif )
Any idears ? heres a pic or two.

post #2 of 12
Does the lid match the body? Got a decent seal? Don't mess with it ;{)
post #3 of 12
Most cuts of meat aren't perfectly square any way so they'll still fit ok.biggrin.gif
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
NO , if anything the lid is tweaked the oposite way eek.gif sits on top at the front right corner.
If I could weld , I'd make the angle iron mod and weld it square and bolt it on , but that's not really an option right now.
post #5 of 12
Seems like you could bolt on a couple of corner brackets on somewhere to take that out.
post #6 of 12
Hmm you COULD torque it to match... and while clamped, drill and mount a crossbrace of the angle.
post #7 of 12
Since the lid is tweaked the opposite way i guess it got twisted in the box somehow. Don't they ship with one inside the other?

Have you tried calling Chargriller ..... could be worth it.

Although you'd have to wait for a replacement ......... and no-one wants to do that icon_evil.gif .

Edit ... Just checked the pics again ... looks pretty well used already
post #8 of 12
I didnt have a problem to that extent with mine, (its only 1/4" off and i filled the gap with stove gasket rope). but id get some flat iron or small angle iron and drill a hole at each side of one corner and brace your corners to hold your smoker square. be sure to put the braces just below the cooking grates. as fot the lid if you brace the corners to square up the lid you will loose grill space because you cant put food near the braces or the lid wont close. However near the top of the lid you could put 2 pieces of flat iron to form an X tying opposite corners to try to pull it into shape.
Good luck!
Im not a metal worker by any means so i dont know how these mods would work.
post #9 of 12

Out of Square out of the box.

I just finished assembling my Silver Smoker and noticed the lid on the grill wasn't just hunky dory either. It got tweaked out of round and square in the box. I am going to live with it. Does anyone know if the Rutland's silicone sealant or gasket adhesive will hold the gasket rope to the lid? I'd like to glue a gasket all around the inside of the lid so it would be out of the way when I open the lid. Thanks.icon_rolleyes.gif
post #10 of 12
measure across the front,left to right then do it across the back,if there different your more than out of square.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Front and back measure the same , as Teeotee mentioned top is shipped inside the bottom . Musta got racked in shipping. Gonna rain this weekend , but I'll see what I can come up with , just wanna get it right the first time, LOL
post #12 of 12
good luck Phil.

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