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micky

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Not Good. At All.
« on: October 11, 2015, 01:09:15 PM »
I started cleaning my CL Platinum today; step 1 of my planned refurb job.
Turns out I should've looked underneath the table more closely, with more light.
When I had scraped off a lot of the junk clinging to the inside surface of the grill bottom I knocked off a piece and found a rusted hole underneath one of the tabs that hold up the top grate.
Looked outside and saw another spot that's nearly rusted through, plus some serious scrapes. See:



Should I try to replace the bottom half of the kettle (it's black)?  Shoot.

austin87

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 01:11:51 PM »
Total bummer but I don't know what to tell you. Other guys know a lot more about rehab/repair than I do. Good luck!

indy82z

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015, 01:55:06 PM »
Maybe time to swap in some color...otherwise finding black bowls are pretty cheap.

Cochise

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 02:01:35 PM »
Got one like that before. I would just use it as a cooker and consider it another vent hole.
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micky

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 02:17:05 PM »
Forgive my ignorance (I've got plenty), but when you say "use it as a cooker," is a "cooker" different than just a grill used to cook steaks burgers etc?  (;-) I know, I'm a rube).  In any case, it seems like I'd want to avoid cooking on a wood deck!

"Swap in some color" -- as in find a used kettle top/bottom that could be installed on a platinum?  Are the Performer kettles interchangeable with mine?

I'm torn about how to proceed here.  I like the Platinum set up and I could continue on undaunted.  But maybe that would be good money (and energy) that would be better spent on another unit that's in better shape to start with.  I really do like the SS Performers ...

Uncle Al

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 02:36:14 PM »
I say Frankenstein it out.  Pop rivet some steel patches over the holes/weak spots and she should be good to go.  On second though maybe bolts would be more appropriate for Frankenstein  ;)

TexasOnion

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 02:40:36 PM »
you could use a bolt/ nut and washers to patch the holes

micky

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 02:47:04 PM »
I'm not sure i could get a bolt/nut/washers combo to fit in that crater, since the strap/tab holding up the grate inside is located right up across the rusted hole. 
« Last Edit: October 11, 2015, 03:00:16 PM by micky »

TexasOnion

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2015, 03:29:26 PM »
I used 2 bottle caps and a self tapping screw to cover a gas burner tube hole

micky

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2015, 03:37:11 PM »
I like your style!

TexasOnion

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2015, 03:42:15 PM »
I have a lot of class ///  all low

micky

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2015, 03:48:49 PM »
My dad used to say that -- one of his least offensive stock comments!  ;-)

Cochise

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2015, 04:53:44 PM »
I have a lot of class ///  all low

C'mon TO if your on WKC,  that easily elevates you to Upper Middle Lower class for sure!  ;)

#micky
IMHO a cooker is a grill your not afraid to beat up and leave dirty after a cook. However TO has a good point, just patch it up and fire it up.
Good luck
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1911Ron

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2015, 08:41:39 PM »
Cook on it until you find another Platinum grill that the cart is trashed and transfer the bowl to your cart!  :)   Or you could place a WTB (want to buy) ad in member deals section and see if anyone has either just the bowl or lid and bowl! 8)
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

pbe gummi bear

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Re: Not Good. At All.
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2015, 09:38:58 PM »
I'd put this magnet over that hole (close up the hole in the middle with a small bolt) and continue to cook on it. m.harborfreight.com/66mm-round-magnet-96650.html?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F in the meantime keep an eye out for a replacement bowl.
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