CG's with stops. What's the preferred method?

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CG's with stops. What's the preferred method?

Post by MitchMcGiggin » August 14th, 2017, 5:21 pm

Hey guys what's the preferred method of installing stops on cooking grates. I want the grate to stop and also not tilt if the cooking load is front heavy but I also want to be able to remove the entire grate without much headache if I have a whole pig on it or for cleaning purposes.

Can't come up with a design that accomplishes all that. Seems like every design forces some compromises. Am I missing something obvious.

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Post by Big T » August 14th, 2017, 6:02 pm

I just install anti tip rails but not any type of stops. When I built my first pit I thought I would need a stop but it's never been an issue. I can't think of any builds in the last few years that had stops but some of the other guys may have a simple solution.


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Re: CG's with stops. What's the preferred method?

Post by MitchMcGiggin » August 14th, 2017, 7:05 pm

For anti tip style, just a small section toward the front of "channel" (or double angle iron)....or full channel the length of the rack.

Yes I can think of a lot of ways to make a simple stop but none that will not be a hassle should I want to pull a full "hot grate" out.

Perhaps I'm over thinking things and just need to get to work and let the process unfold...?



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Post by Big T » August 14th, 2017, 7:20 pm

I just cover the last 3'' or so of the rails. It's easy to want to make things over complicated but in the end it usually isn't necessary, we've all been there.


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Re: CG's with stops. What's the preferred method?

Post by Frank_Cox » August 14th, 2017, 8:22 pm

If using 1x1x1/8 angle with expanded welded to the under side of it for the grate (like my MACK build) I would do like they are saying but make the clearance vertically between the rails about 1.5" then attach a 1/4 inch or so tab welded to the back side of the grate so when the rack is sliding forward the tab would catch on the top part of the rack guide. then the rack could be removed by tilting it up slightly then sliding it out.
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Post by MitchMcGiggin » August 14th, 2017, 9:25 pm

I follow Frank. Good idea. Rely on the weight of grate to create enough of an angle for the "tab" to snag the Channel. I like that idea.

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Re: CG's with stops. What's the preferred method?

Post by Frank_Cox » August 14th, 2017, 9:31 pm

MitchMcGiggin wrote:I follow Frank. Good idea. Rely on the weight of grate to create enough of an angle for the "tab" to snag the Channel. I like that idea.

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Post by Big T » August 14th, 2017, 11:03 pm

I told ya somebody smarter than me would be along to help you out!


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Post by Rodcrafter » August 17th, 2017, 11:11 am

I did the same as BigT on all those I built. Now I do have a stop on my FB basket so it doesn't come out and land on my foot. Having used it for years now, I never have hit the stops.


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