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DIY 2 tier grid

I have seen several options for a 2 tier cooking grid. I took the general ideas of those and came up with my take on them. You can get all the supplies at Home Depot. I used a 17" Weber grid, some u bolts and fender washers. 
1 LBGE. Winder, GA

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  • jstewart12ajstewart12a Posts: 144
    I should also add that I have a large egg. 
    1 LBGE. Winder, GA
  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 755
    Stainless Steel U bolts?
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
  • jstewart12ajstewart12a Posts: 144
    Yes. 
    1 LBGE. Winder, GA
  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,329
    Interesting concept, how stable is it?
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
  • jstewart12ajstewart12a Posts: 144
    Just by putting pressure on it while it's sitting on the egg it seems to be good. The true test will be tomorrow when I throw some Boston butts on it. 
    1 LBGE. Winder, GA
  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,329
    Take notes, I'd be interested in hearing how it went.  I built a tier with bolts washers and nuts.  When the grease ran down the bolts and seized up the nuts I threw it in the trash.  Next day bought an AR from CGS.  

    Hopefully you won't share the same experience I did.
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
  • Darby_CrenshawDarby_Crenshaw Posts: 2,657
    edited July 2016
    Three legs will give you more grid space under it, and it'll never wobble. Might try re-spacing them, because that thing will still be plenty strong with three
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  • Great design.
  • @jstewart12a: Any chance you may be able to list all components? While I can deduce number of U-bolts, washers, and nuts, dimensions would help ensure fit, if at all possible(?). Thanks for sharing this!
  • jstewart12ajstewart12a Posts: 144
    edited July 2016
    @GrateEggspectations get everything from Home Depot. Here's a list: 1 17" weber grill grate, 3-4 3" ubolt I was originally going to do 3 billion t decided to do 4 of them for the first cook and I may reduce to 3, 16 3/8 fender washers, a package of 3/8 hex nuts. All of the ubolts, washers and nuts were stainless. I may upgrade to some carriage bolts so I can raise the grid a little more if need be. I am using currently and will post my results and possible modifications. 
    1 LBGE. Winder, GA
  • Thanks a lot @jstewart12a! Please keep us posted, as I'm curious to see how this will turn out.
  • jstewart12ajstewart12a Posts: 144
    Overall this DIY grid worked well. As you can see from the pic it did what it was intended to do. There is a good chance that I may swap out the ubolts for carriage bolts because I noticed that the ubolts had moved a little on one side. I think that the carriage bolts would not do that. This is definitely a good idea of you don't want to shell out the money for something like an at from cgs that you may not use as much. 
    1 LBGE. Winder, GA
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