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Winz

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Bisbee has gas!
« on: June 11, 2016, 05:22:35 PM »
I think Gen 1 Performers are some of the best kettles Weber has ever produced.  Quality materials and a great design.  That said, I ditched by charcoal bin a long time ago and got rid of the small propane tank as well.  I just don't like the tank hanging down in the front of the kettle.  For quite some time now, I have been using lighter cubes with Bisbee - which is kind of lame given the propane starter is one of the performer's best features.  Time for a new mod!


I started by ordering the gas regulator, piezo starter, and burner tube for a Gen 3 performer.  I wanted the spin on gas bottle feature.  To make it work with my Gen 1 performer, and to position the propane bottle in a horizontal position, I had to fabricate some brackets:








I leave my Slow N Sear in the kettle 90% of the time.  For the burner tube, I copied the idea that @ed3120 and @pbe gummi bear have pioneered - positioning the ignitor to the right of the mounting bracket.  This allows you to focus the flame right under the fuel when using the SNS.





Here you can see the basket I installed where the charcoal bin use to be.  Very handy storage.  I positioned the regulator so the tank would mount parallel to the basket.





The piezo ignitor mounted nicely next to the regulator.  Both the gas adjustment knob and the ignitor button have enough clearance to fit underneath the flip up table when it is closed.





The tip of the tube sits under the SNS perfectly





All rigged up!





Much better - Bisbee now has gas, but no tanks hanging down in front.  The basket and new gas system are pretty simple mods, but provide some good functionality.  I like the piezo ignitor - it is a nice upgrade over the stock Gen 1 unit.





Winz



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Uncle Al

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2016, 05:24:21 PM »
Love it!!!

Travis

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2016, 05:42:14 PM »
Yeah, I like how you mounted that. Clean look. Good job man!


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pbe gummi bear

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2016, 06:59:43 PM »
That's a really clean GA mod, @Winz. Nice job!
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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2016, 08:34:45 PM »
That looks great, Winz!
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Troy

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2016, 11:42:43 PM »
@Winz that is something else buddy. I absolutely LOVE the stealth gas mod.

Winz

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016, 01:47:50 AM »
@Winz that is something else buddy. I absolutely LOVE the stealth gas mod.

Thanks Troy - that's what we shall call it: "the stealth gas mod"

Winz
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WNC

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2016, 04:49:35 AM »
Bisbee looks great like that, super clean!

OoPEZoO

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2016, 04:52:02 AM »
How bad did Weber nail you for the regulator assembly?  I have a SS Performer and one of the twin table OTP's I've been meaning to add new regulators/gas assist to
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Winz

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2016, 01:30:19 PM »
How bad did Weber nail you for the regulator assembly?  I have a SS Performer and one of the twin table OTP's I've been meaning to add new regulators/gas assist to

I usually buy stuff like this through ereplacement parts instead of Weber. I think it was around $30

Winz
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Nate

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2016, 01:37:51 PM »
Nice! I'm gonna have to do that to mine. 8)

@Winz do you have the part numbers from ereplacement handy?

Winz

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2016, 02:45:05 PM »

@Nate
Nice! I'm gonna have to do that to mine. 8)

@Winz do you have the part numbers from ereplacement handy?


Here are the part numbers from my order.   I replaced everything (it was time).
 1 X Regulator Assembly (74237)
1 X Ignition Module (85681)
1 X Burner Assembly (85683)
 1 X Retainer Clip (890415)
Winz
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Maxmbob

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2016, 04:10:57 PM »
Nice clean look, great job.
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2016, 05:06:21 AM »
My favorite all time grill just keeps getting better.
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Jtayres

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Re: Bisbee has gas!
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2016, 07:34:09 AM »
Bisbee is a constant inspiration