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jpowell

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How tall is your cart?
« on: July 10, 2017, 10:18:41 PM »
Got the itch to make a cart for my 3D, so used some 2x4's and made a prototype. It's too tall though (34") after looking at how high I'd have to lift meat to get it to the upper rack slots.  So, I'm wondering how tall your carts are?
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 10:41:08 PM »
If my math is good, to the top of the controller, you are a couple inches proud of 5 feet. Maybe a height of 4 or 4 1/2 feet would be ideal for you?  Depends of course on your height and what is comfortable for you.
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 10:51:41 PM »
My plan at the moment is to drop it a good 12" which I think would make wrestling a big floppy brisket off the rack easier and more natural.  I'm 5'11".
Jason
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 11:17:28 PM »
On brisket and butts, I pull the entire rack out and place on a large jelly roll pan for transport into the house.
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 01:38:01 PM »
Just found some specs for the 3/3D cart...

 25” deep
 24” wide with shelves folded
 42” wide with both shelves open
 22˝” height overall
 Will raise smoker 21”

The specs for the 2/2D say it also raises the smoker 21" and that has worked really well for me.  I just measured and it's 45.5" to the top of my #2.
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 07:47:00 PM »
Hadn't thought much about taking the whole rack out ... hmmmm.
Thanks for those dimensions LarryD.
I'm currently at 4'11" to the top of my 3D which puts the rack I normally use at 4'3"
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 08:27:43 AM »
Subscribed......please display pics of final product.  Dimensions would be appreciated, as well.  #3 purchase pending
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 11:45:00 AM »
I do not need mine to roll around, so I just put it on cinder blocks. I have four 8X8X16 with 2 each 8X8 on top of each and I don't use the casters of course. It is a real nice height for me. 
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 03:43:35 PM »
On brisket and butts, I pull the entire rack out and place on a large jelly roll pan for transport into the house.

There you go again David, sharing those outstanding ideas! Thanks
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 12:25:48 AM »
Well, I never got around to lowering my cart and it's actually not been a problem at all :-)
I forgot about this post until I stumbled on my design sketches tonight.
For anyone interested here's my uber simple design you can make quick and easy.
Just used regular 2x4's.
29" x 8 ... 4 of these for the legs and 4 for the horizonals
22" x 2 ... lower supports
I'd like to eventually cover the frame with some thin weatherproof material since it does sometimes see rain and it does look a little ghetto.
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Re: How tall is your cart?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 01:48:11 PM »
Opps. Meant to include a pic of me with it for height reference. I'm 5'11"
Jason
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