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weber_wastl

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Mysterious vent code
« on: May 01, 2014, 01:45:46 PM »
Hi all!

Last summer, before I actually got to know more details about Weber grills, we bought my mother in law a black 22” compact kettle. If I would have known everything I know now I would have bought something different; but that’s another story…..
However, today we had a very nice barbecue and suddenly the lid vent caught my attention with a totally strange to me vent code: “BL”
A quick check on the WKC website confirmed that this code should not exist.
I am from Austria, so maybe this is Europe specific; maybe also compact kettle specific?

Any thoughts?



Golly

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 07:23:29 PM »
i've got nothing :P
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Heyjude

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 07:38:08 PM »
How come your vent has a screw in it where a rivet should be?   8)
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Craig

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 07:59:21 PM »
Umm................  I too have got nothing..  :-\


This is right up there with the mysterious Yellow MBH with the stamped "D" vent..

Hogsy

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 08:07:52 PM »
How come your vent has a screw in it where a rivet should be?   8)
Because it's a....... Compact!!!
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Heyjude

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2014, 08:17:38 PM »
How come your vent has a screw in it where a rivet should be?   8)
Because it's a....... Compact!!!

Oh, that explains it..  8)
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dazzo

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 08:16:19 AM »
"BL" color code

it's Black

Available Colours:

    Black

sorry     :P
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nandemo1

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 03:48:13 PM »
Does Weber sell replacement vent covers and are they stamped?

Craig

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2014, 04:04:27 PM »

Does Weber sell replacement vent covers and are they stamped?

They do and they are stamped in the year/date code in which they are made. I picked up an AU code replacement vent back in 2012..


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HankB

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 10:16:51 AM »
I'm surprised no one has noticed it's upside down.

It says ... Uh... Never mind!  :o
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weber_wastl

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2014, 03:53:25 AM »
Ok – the mystery continues.
Last week I had a look on another compact kettle in my local hardware store – this time from 2014 I guess.
It says “BQ” on the lid vent….

So we now have BL for 2013 and BQ for 2014 for compact kettles ...... at least in Austria  ;)


MartyG

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Re: Mysterious vent code
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2014, 04:02:07 AM »
Thanks for the info. At this rate the next poster will be 4'x8'!