Replacement smoker handles.

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Bworx

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I searched here and didn't see anything posted. I was wondering what is the best replacement brand for stainless steel smoker handles? I have wooden handles that are rotting away. My fire box and main chamber handles are easy to find. Unfortunately I won't be able to install any type with the bolt going through it. It appears my vertical handle will be a different story. My chamber handle spaces are 6-3/4". I'm assuming the 7" handles will be my route. Amazon reviews are hit and miss with mutiple brands. Many comment they are weak and too flexible. What brand should I look into?? Thanks!
 

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Well I ordered 1 lavalock 7" handle. It has way too much give. I have a huge pile of horseshoes and railroad spikes. Does anyone know if the heat transfer to these would be too hot to touch??
 
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Well I ordered 1 lavalock 7" handle. It has way too much give. I have a huge pile of horseshoes and railroad spikes. Does anyone know if the heat transfer to these would be too hot to touch??I

Well I ordered 1 lavalock 7" handle. It has way too much give. I have a huge pile of horseshoes and railroad spikes. Does anyone know if the heat transfer to these would be too hot to touch??
I could drill out the bolts they welded in for the wood handles but I kind of like these horse collar hames lol. Almost like a gear shift. Comfortable to grab too. Maybe cut them roughly 4" long. I doubt they would get hot. Minor cutting and welding. The horseshoes I do have are not big enough.
 

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You know any one that does wood work? Maybe they can make you some.

Jim
I could make some out of wood branches. I've done that before on an old grill and a fallen oak branch. I want to get away from wood on the smoker though.
 
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I like the horse things....Would be interesting to see....Kinda like the bull horns on the traegers.

Jim
 
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You could make a 2 piece wood handle so you don't have to drill out the pivot pins .
I've made a few handles for guys .
Just made this one for my new Mastertouch .
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You could make a 2 piece wood handle so you don't have to drill out the pivot pins .
I've made a few handles for guys .
Just made this one for my new Mastertouch .
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I did something similar with a tree branch. Not as nice as yours though! I want to get away from wood handles.
I like the horse things....Would be interesting to see....Kinda like the bull horns on the traegers.

Jim
The tips are brass. They would clean up pretty good. I have a pile of them my uncle gave me. I hate to ruin old americana but they're not rare.
 
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I figured that . That's why I didn't say something sooner .

Be a really cool look on there .
I guess linseed oil or veggie oil is common to season the outside of smokers. I'm new to this btw lol. I could sandblast the red paint off and season them.
 
I'd leave them as is . Try to use the horseshoes in some way too . Be a cool theme .
 
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A little update. I was messing around and measuring the handles on my Brinkmann Cimmaron today and realized they are the same size handles that are on this large smoker I have with the wood handles. I matched them up with parts on amazon. A bit pricey. I would need 3 spring handles, 3 rods and 6 end caps. All 3/8". I then randomly looked on Horizon Smokers website and they carry the same size Brinkman handles in a kit that is actually cheaper than amazon lol. So If someone is looking to replace 7" wooden handles like mine with 7" spring handles, 8" rods and end caps, Horizon is the place. Their kit will replace Brinkmann Cimmaron handles as well as my large smoker. The rod size is 3/8". I will have to drill out the old holes in the handles that were filled but in my prior pics you can see there is an indentation already there for a guide to center the drill hole. Should be pretty easy. Famous last words.
 

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A little update. I was messing around and measuring the handles on my Brinkmann Cimmaron today and realized they are the same size handles that are on this large smoker I have with the wood handles. I matched them up with parts on amazon. A bit pricey. I would need 3 spring handles, 3 rods and 6 end caps. All 3/8". I then randomly looked on Horizon Smokers website and they carry the same size Brinkman handles in a kit that is actually cheaper than amazon lol. So If someone is looking to replace 7" wooden handles like mine with 7" spring handles, 8" rods and end caps, Horizon is the place. The rod size is 3/8". I will have to drill out the old holes in the handles that were filled but in the prior pics there is an indentation already there for a guide to center the drill hole. Should be pretty easy. Famous last words.
Well those will work too! Looks good

jim
Yeah not as fancy as my other ideas lol but at least I found an easy replacement. Not much on here about handles for my application. Hope it helps someone down the road.
 
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