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Post Posted: 03:20pm - Jan 5,10 
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While this has to be the easiest project of memory, it's also one of the more useful ones.

Wsj has been on the lookout for something to make a grill for the heater, but nothing special had come to mind, until walking out of menard's past the grill isle, noticed the top portion to a grilling basket. Hummmmmmm seem about the right size, were the thoughts. So a project is about to be born.

Now wsj only bought the top portion of this type of basket.

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The size seemed to fit the heater well.....

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So some lineman's pliers were used to cut the grill in half. To make it the right size for the heater.

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Now the grill slides INTO the top protection grate of the heater, had to bend it out just a bit.

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The basket main support (rounded ends) is not welded to the the first few grill wires, to allow the main support to tuck UNDER the heater grate top wire and the grill wires to then go over it.

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Now you can push the grill back to the rounded top of the heater grate, a close friction fit, so some effort is required. Once in place, a small keeper hook is inserted to keep the grill from lowering.

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The hook was made from a piece of chain, bent as necessary.

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And while the grill does lean a bit to the front, it works just fine.

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Now you can enjoy some hot food in the shack. Used it on the low heat setting so as to not burn the food while it cooked away. Works great, hope you all enjoy.

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Post Posted: 03:28pm - Jan 5,10 
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Not a bad idea at all going to try it with mine thanks.It sure beats bringing out the grill with all the rest of your gear!

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Post Posted: 04:44pm - Jan 5,10 
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That's pretty nifty idea! I'd be careful not to put too much weight on the gril though, it could be a little top heavy.

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Post Posted: 04:45pm - Jan 5,10 
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or too much dripping fat, may make ur shanty into a roman candle! Nice idea for a food"warmer"tho!

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Post Posted: 11:09pm - Jan 5,10 
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What I want to know is;
What was inside the tinfoil wrapper?

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Post Posted: 11:16pm - Jan 5,10 
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What I want to know is why your line is all coiled up like that?! Did you get a "lift-hit", were you using too light of a jig, or is that crappy line?

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Post Posted: 11:27pm - Jan 5,10 
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Well, what I wanta know is:
When are you going to give us the new and improved grilling system? I'd like a better support means and I'm thinkin about that ceramic getting all dripped on when I'm grilling onions and stuff and Door County burgers all over the face of my heater. How ya fix that Sir William? We need a drip pan now.
We need more photos of what can be grilled on this invention.
Maybe a Williard S. cook book too to help out folks like me that haven't an imagination.
You're so handy.
Handy is all good.

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Post Posted: 11:31pm - Jan 5,10 
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That is a great idea! Planning on working on this one next week!

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Post Posted: 05:16am - Jan 6,10 
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I saw this on one of your posts and was meaning to ask about it. Thanks for the awesome info!

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Post Posted: 06:38am - Jan 6,10 
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What I want to know is;
What was inside the tinfoil wrapper?


Well sir the picture depicts some home made pizza warming in the used tinfoil from the beef sandwiches that had already been consumed. While this is NOT a grill but a warmer, the burger & onions are best left to the charcoal contraption. Seems the favored foods to take along are all wrapped in tinfoil are as follows:

1. Scrabbled eggs with sausage
2. Barbecue venison sandwiches
3. Beef sandwiches
4. Pizza (home made)

Did think about more support in the form of legs that would attach lower on the heater cage, but with the small weight applied works just fine and the size fits nicely in the bottom of the 5gal bucket with nothing to bend or kink.

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What I want to know is why your line is all coiled up like that?


That is a slip bobber rod with 3 year old braid on it. Set with bail open in a rod holder, hence the coils.

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Post Posted: 06:46am - Jan 6,10 
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Very nice! I like that little stove. Makes me a bit hungry for some "door county" burgers :wink:
So when are we hitting the water?

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Post Posted: 08:41am - Jan 6,10 
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That is very cool. Now I have a way of warming up my breakfast burritos. Awesome! Thanks for the tip Bill.

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Post Posted: 10:20am - Jan 6,10 
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Does anyone here just bring a camping stove? that's what i'm gonna be doing this year. figure as long as i can throw it on a sled, i'm taking it! some sausage and eggs sounds really good!!!

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Post Posted: 08:43pm - Feb 12,16 
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Well it's been a few years since I had to put the grill on and had to come back here to remember how I did it. Glad this site has mandatory picture saving.

Well it will heat the eggs/sausage/cheese wrapped in foil nicely on the ice in the morning for a hot breakfast. I will post a picture of the enjoyment tomorrow night on my return.

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Post Posted: 09:20pm - Feb 12,16 
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You are in for some quality of life tomorrow sir.
I'll wish for a South wind in the morning with hopes upon myself of catching the hint of a whiff.
Enjoy

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Post Posted: 07:03am - Feb 14,16 
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Mr.Luc,
With the west winds a blowing today I highly doubt you got a whiff of the wonderful breakfast, but as promised here are some mouth watering pictures for ya.

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Mr. moderators, could you please rotate these pics, did not post last night about the trip due to the pictures being unable to be rotated. I have them correct on the computer but they upload wrong. And yes I have posted a few pictures so know how to do it.

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Post Posted: 10:11am - Feb 14,16 
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Looks over-engineered to me. I would take those two arms with the closed eyes and bend each at 90 degrees to the rack. Zip tie each closed eye to the handle. Flip it down and it should rest on the front grate. Flip it to the rear for storage.

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Post Posted: 10:29am - Feb 14,16 
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Here you go Bill....

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