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Grid Extender Too Boku For the Small

I was working on supper on Sunday and I thought I would use my grid extender on my small because that's why I bought it really.  It was too boku and the dome wouldn't close.  I was trying an indirect set up and the grid extender won't work with a woo.  I then tried it with the mostly ignored platesetter and again, it's too boku.   

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Isn't Full Metal Jacket a great movie?

I know what your thinking.  "Take out the spacer."  I don't have a spacer because my MIL was straightening up in MY garage moving MY eggcessories and in the process lost MY spacer.  I guess it beats last year when I came home from work to discover she was in the middle of organizing our bedroom closet. 

Sorry about the detour.  Anyway, I may end up with a swing rack for the small for convenient 2 tier cooking.  Does anyone have the swing rack for the small?  Just curious what you thought about it.    

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Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

Comments

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    I assume you tried it with the grid from your Mini for the top. That's odd (or maybe mine is odd), without the spacer I was able to close the dome on my Small with that set up on a Woo: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    The problem I noticed was very little space left between the upper grid and dome. At best maybe 2" of space and even less as the dome slopes downward: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    I'm tempted to hack a little off of the extender post.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,617
    Too, too beau coup.... Was it Alabama black snake - great movie - must watch again....
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 783
    I used my small cast iron grate on the fire ring w my small SS grate on the the extender and it barely closed. I could throw the stone on the bottom grate (maybe) for and indirect set up.
  • R2Egg2Q said:
    I assume you tried it with the grid from your Mini for the top. That's odd (or maybe mine is odd), without the spacer I was able to close the dome on my Small with that set up on a Woo: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    The problem I noticed was very little space left between the upper grid and dome. At best maybe 2" of space and even less as the dome slopes downward: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    I'm tempted to hack a little off of the extender post.

    That is weird.  I'm tempted to make a hacksaw adjustment to the thing, but that will affect how it fits in the XL.  I want to use it on the XL for cooks when you need frequent attention to the bottom rack.  For me, frequent accessing the bottom rack in the AR is kinda a pain in the neck.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,851
    I have the same issue. I will still use it on the large but was disappointed about not being able to use it on the small, where cooking real estate is much more valuable. 
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • HibbyHibby Posts: 485
    Kudos to you for squeezing Mother-in-law and "too boku" into my head at the same time.
    Conservative stalwart in Thornville, Ohio
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,546
    You need an Alabama soul brother to help you out.
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 6,566
    edited July 2013

    You need an Alabama soul brother to help you out.

    Given the recent history here, is it racist to "like" this?

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,777
    What about the happy ending?  It's like a story with no conclusion.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,546
    edited July 2013
    Me love you long time either way, Fred. I'm just quoting the movie, my friend.

    EDIT: Sorry, misappropriating quotes from the movie.
  • I know. It's a double-entedre for entertainment purposes only. You're slipping today.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,980
    You need an Alabama soul brother to help you out.
    Given the recent history here, is it racist to "like" this?
    Yes it is! It means you hate the French. Too beaucoups

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Dammit! I kneaux I was in trouble.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,419
    I do believe @solson got a swing grate for the small but I haven't seen him around here much lately
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,980
    Dammit! I kneaux I was in trouble.
    It's OK to hate the French.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Are their any issues about using a small piece of copper pipe as a replacement spacer my MIL relocated? I'm thinking about electrolysis or anything that would cause unhealthy side effects.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,546
    You'd be fine with copper. It won't be touching the food.


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,546
    Just look for a 1 inch steel spacer at the hardware store.
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,055
    I use copper plumbing tees as a spacer for my pizza stone all of the time.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,304
    Dammit! I kneaux I was in trouble.
    It's OK to hate the French.

    Is it?

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,777
    paqman said:
    Dammit! I kneaux I was in trouble.
    It's OK to hate the French.

    Is it?
    Steven fail.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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