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 Post subject: Baby Ordered!
PostPosted: September 9th, 2013, 7:41 pm 
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I ordered my Baby in July and should be here in a few weeks. I am SUPER exited about getting it and smoking away on it. This forum looks like it has some very nice folks that are very helpful also. I have a question. When it arrives, I don't think the casters are installed. So what is the best way of lifting it up and holding it so I can attach the casters? Not very mechanically inclined. How did you attach your casters to your smoker? Thanks and very proud to be a part of such cool group of Q'ers!



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 Post subject: Re: Baby Ordered!
PostPosted: September 9th, 2013, 7:47 pm 
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Welcome to the nation. Everybody here is a great group of guys. Feel free to ask a lot of questions. Now to your question. Some people use a floor jack and some 2 x4s. I scooted one corner off my pallet and pushed it up and had my dad bolt on the caster. I did this for all four corners. It wasn't bad, but I am a big guy. Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Baby Ordered!
PostPosted: September 9th, 2013, 8:02 pm 
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I can't help you, because none of mine came in a crate, and all of them had the casters/wheels already installed.

BUT...

I just wanted to give ya a big old HOWDEEE and welcome you to the Cult. Which one are you going to order for you SECOND Stump's Smoker?

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 Post subject: Re: Baby Ordered!
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Welcome and congratulations.

I assume that the Baby casters would be similar to that of my Stretch., just smaller? It just takes four bolts (included) for each caster to thread up into pre-drilled holes in the legs. A couple smaller adjustable wrenches and you will be set for tools for that task. You could lift the Baby up and support the other leg with a piece of wood while you bolt up one caster at a time. Just be careful not to let it tip while lifting or jacking up one side.

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 Post subject: Re: Baby Ordered!
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The 2x4/floor jack works nicely. Just have someone to help hold it stable...

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 Post subject: Re: Baby Ordered!
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Welcome! And the 2x4/floor jack worked for me as well. Definitely have someone there to help, and be careful not to scratch the paint when attaching the casters. We also wrapped the 2x4 in a shirt/towel so it would scratch or dent the bottom of the cooker and provide some cushion.

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 Post subject: Re: Baby Ordered!
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BrewnQue wrote:
Welcome! And the 2x4/floor jack worked for me as well. Definitely have someone there to help, and be careful not to scratch the paint when attaching the casters. We also wrapped the 2x4 in a shirt/towel so it would scratch or dent the bottom of the cooker and provide some cushion.

This made me think...get a 2x4 that is wide enough to go across the width of the end of the smoker, and KEEP the 2x4 out at the EDGE of the bottom, where the "bend" is in the metal. That part is a LOT stronger than the flat part of the bottom. Also, keep the 2x4 OFF of the runners for the grease pan.

You can do this!

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Junior (for SALE! I need the room!)
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Stump's GF222CM Sold but came back--Needs a re-furb job
Stump's Baby (in Black) Sold
Stump's Baby (in Copper) Sold
Stump's Stretch (Tuxedo Black) Sold
Stump's Stretch (Tuxedo Black reversed door) Sold
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 Post subject: Re: Baby Ordered!
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Thanks for all the tips! I will have materials ready when delivered.



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 Post subject: Re: Baby Ordered!
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i dont know what you are cooking on now, but the one you got coming is gonna make you forget all about it. congrats!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Baby Ordered!
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I have been cooking (sort of smoking) on charcoal grill that I have been tweaking to be a "smoker" because I can't wait to get started. I smoked BK ribs and chicken thighs that turned out pretty good but I am sure they are nothing compared to on a Stump. Can't wait. This green horn is ready to learn all he can about the art of Q'ing. Thanks!


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