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WhaleinaTeardrop

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Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:58:14 PM »
Started to clean out the Q300(mistakenly thought was a 320) that I bought on CL last week.  The inside was filthy, looked as if it had never been cleaned.  But, with nothing but a 98-cent plastic scraper and some elbow grease, she's 80% there.  With the new grates, certainly clean enough to cook on, but I like them to be pristine at least once. 

That being said, are these tubes worth being bothered with, or should I just order new ones. 

















I paid $50 for the Q and $60 for new grates; I figure that I have about $50-$75 or so to go before I'd do better hitting CL again.

Even without all holes firing, it got hot really quickly and I can certainly see the appeal of gas for quick cooks and have seen some really good work with the Q on YouTube.

One of my biggest reasons for buying is my wife; she asked what I wanted for Father's Day dinner....  I want a steak, but she doesn't know how to use the Kettles or the KJ.  I figure with the Q, she can start doing quick cooks and sides while I man the Kettles or the Joe.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2017, 08:36:48 PM by WhaleinaTeardrop »

jkolantern

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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 02:37:07 PM »
Those look fine to me. Hit em with a wire wheel or brush and get cooking!

demosthenes9

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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 03:03:33 PM »
Yep, still in good enough shape.   Basically, they are "worn out" when they have rusted through in spots and the little openings have started running together.  Like JK said, hit them with a wire wheel or a brush.  Then go back and inspect every hole and make sure none of them have gotten clogged.  Wouldn't hurt to shoot some compressed air through at this point if you can.  If you can't, just kind of stand the tube up and tap on it, rotating the tube around to try and get anything that fell inside to come back out. 

WhaleinaTeardrop

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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2017, 04:19:29 PM »
Will these do the trick?


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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2017, 05:29:57 PM »
Those look fine to me. Hit em with a wire wheel or brush and get cooking!

Yup, wire brush should do the trick, then compressed air to clear the tubes. 
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kettlebb

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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2017, 05:38:10 PM »
Were the Q burners stainless?


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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 06:06:15 PM »
Q burners are SS
Like everyone said, wire wheel them and make sure all the holes are clear.
If you don;t have a compressor, just rinse it out with a hose
You can also polish with some emery paper.
Stay away from the air intake screen with any wheel or brush. Just rinse it with soap and water.
Those little vent screens need to be clear but usually just need washed out.
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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 08:56:46 PM »
I agree with the guys above. There's still a lot of life left in that burner. Just wire brush the corrosion off and cook with it
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bbquy

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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2017, 06:25:47 PM »
Yes sir! Those are keepers. They can be as good as new!

WhaleinaTeardrop

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Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
This is after hitting them with a coarse wheel, fine wheel, cleaning with alcohol and clearing out each hole with a needle:









I've got maybe two sets of holes running together, so I will eventually have to replace the tubes, but she's a cooker now for sure!

Wanted a steak for Father's Day and my wife doesn't know how to grill, so she got her first lesson today on the Q....

« Last Edit: July 04, 2017, 01:57:21 PM by WhaleinaTeardrop »

bbquy

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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2017, 05:52:08 PM »
Very nice!!!

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Re: Are these burner tubes worth saving?
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2017, 08:09:48 PM »
Good job on the cleanup and kudos to your wife grilling. Those hot dogs look perfect. Q's are awesome!
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