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  • emg
    emg
    Former Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 2

    Kamado Joe Weight ?

    I am looking to take the plunge into the world of Kamado grilling. I was looking at the Joe-Stand alone Classic - the 18 in model.
    Seems to check all the boxes. The kicker - it has to be hauled up to the 5th floor for install, with one spiral staircase along the way (unless it lives in a small outdoor alcove.

    For those of you with the Joe, how light can I get it by removing all the accessories non-essential parts to haul it up? Due to stair width, this has to be a 2 person job at most.

    Thanks!
  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9703
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    #2
    The total weight of KJ classic is 188 lbs so I'm guessing the shell by itself will weight around 90/100 lbs. It will be a slow process but two healthy men should be able to handle it.
    Welcome to The Pit!
    Last edited by DWCowles; December 30, 2017, 06:40 AM.

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      Agree!
  • Jon Solberg
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4819

    #3
    We need pics of the epic journey up the stairs! Video even of the spiral ascent!

    This will be awesome!

    Welcome to the pit!

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    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3413
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        PK360
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermopop
        Thermoworks Dot

      #4
      Welcome to the Pit from NE Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun. If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like. For jokes, go to this thread. Happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation. Best to you getting the cooker to its new home.

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      • kmhfive
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 2988
        • Northern Illinois
        • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
          Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
          Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
          GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
          Maverick ET-733
          Fireboard
          Home-brewer

        #5
        Welcome to the Pit! I don’t know anything about the KJ weights, but I had a friend get an XL BGE and he was able to get that upstairs (narrow staircase). He admitted it was NOT easy, but it is well worth it!

        I would think you could remove the lid and take out some internals to distribute the load among several trips.

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        • customtrim
          Former Member
          • Dec 2016
          • 1119
          • stow ohio

          #6
          I have emptied mine out and can pick it up to move it, for the stairs you could strap it to a 2 wheel dolly and move it that way

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          • RonB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 13159
            • Near Richmond VA
            • Weber Performer Deluxe
              SNS
              Pizza insert
              Rotisserie
              Smokenator 1000
              Cookshack Smokette Elite
              2 Thermapens
              Chefalarm
              Dot
              lots of probes.
              CyberQ

            #7
            Welcome to The Pit.

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            • emg
              emg
              Former Member
              • Dec 2017
              • 2

              #8
              Thanks for the quick replies! Looks like a doable project and I will owe my buddy a case of beer and some ribs instead of my first born. I'll try and get a camera going for the action per request.

              This is a fantastic website, glad I stumbled on it.

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              • FireMan
                Charter Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 7860
                • Bottom of Winnebago

                #9
                Just don’t stumble when you...... never mind, negative thoughts not welcome. But you are welcome aboard, eat good & have fun when ya git it up there.
                By the way, Kamado Joe, 5th floor? Where the heck are you?

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                • jgg85234
                  Charter Member
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 738
                  • Gilbert, AZ (Suburb of Phoenix)
                  • *Cooking Equipment
                    Kamado Joe Classic in Eucalyptus Table (2016)
                    Kamado Joe Joetisserie (2017)
                    Weber 22.5" Kettle (K Date Code - 1988) Wooden handles/wood side table
                    Adrenaline BBQ Company Slow n Sear #61
                    Adrenaline BBQ Company Drip n Griddle
                    Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5" (2014)
                    *Controllers
                    Flame Boss 200
                    *Thermometers
                    Thermapen MK4 (Red)
                    Thermopop (Red)
                    Thermoworks TW8060 with grill and meat probes
                    *Favorite Whisky - Knockando Speyside Single Malt
                    *Favorite Red Wine - Clos du Bois Marlstone
                    *Favorite White Wine - Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay
                    *Favorite Beer - Budweiser Budvar (Czechvar in the US) frisch vom fass
                    *Favorites to grill - New York Strips or Top Sirloins, pizzas are fun too
                    *Favorites to smoke - Baby Back or St. Louis Ribs, Pork Butts, Standing Rib Roast, Strip Loin Roast, Tri-Tip, Chicken, Turkey, Pork Loin, Cornish Hens

                  #10
                  You can remove the cooker from the rolling base.
                  You can take out the fire ring and the firebox.
                  If it is still too heavy, you can loosen the bands and actually take the top half off of the assembly.
                  You might not need that step, but if you do, it can be done.

                  That's assuming it's a before 2017 Classic.

                  If it's a Classic II
                  The firebox/fire ring are all one assembly that can still be dismantled.

                  Most people are afraid to loosen the bands, right up until they need to replace either the top, the bottom or the bands themselves. Suddenly, they get the courage to do the deed.

                  So, nothing to be afraid of, just be careful if you do the full dismantle. Take some pictures so you remember exactly how everything goes together.

                  Best regards,
                  Jim

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                  • Troutman
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2017
                    • 7475
                    • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

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                    • Mudkat
                      Club Member
                      • Feb 2017
                      • 2088
                      • At a river near me, MD
                      • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
                        Weber 22" Kettel
                        Weber Smokey Joe (2)
                        One Grill 45" Rotisserie
                        Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
                        Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
                        Cast Iron 9" Skillet
                        Cast Iron 12" Skillet
                        Weber 22 Grill Grates
                        Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

                      #12
                      This is an adventure made for the Pit! Welcome!

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