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ellatino210

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SOCKET REPAIR
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:49:24 AM »
If you look at some of my previous posts. I refurbished a 1997 model kettle grill. Well if I knew then what I know now I would have stuck to the using Weber replacement parts.
I so needed to repair the leg sockets on my grill. I saw a video but I used different drill bit. I ended up using a Triangle Shank Step Down Drill Bit. The bit easily went through the socket. Anyway take a look a the pictures attached and hopefully this helps you in any upcoming repairs.


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jcnaz

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Re: SOCKET REPAIR
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 06:58:17 PM »
That looks like it will hold for a long time.
A bunch of black kettles
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BabelBBQ

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Re: SOCKET REPAIR
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2020, 06:09:06 PM »
Are there replacement leg sockets?

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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: SOCKET REPAIR
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 02:43:05 AM »
He likely cleaned up the sockets that were on the existing bowl and reattached them with bolts, washers, and nuts.  He could have also found a donor kettle to do this.

It is a fairly common repair for vintage kettles and is the preferred method.  Some have tried to do weld repairs, but usually the kettle has to be in exeptionally bad shape.  Plus you need a welder who is precise or the heat will actually cause more porcelain loss. 
Are there replacement leg sockets?

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