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ClubChapin

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2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« on: May 02, 2015, 09:26:39 AM »
I think there has been a lot of interest in installing the new lid bale on an older bowl.  I've certainly been interested in this since the 2015 Perf was announced.  I have not seen photos of this being done yet.  I just did this this am.





I think that I saw talk about the hole spacing being different on the 2015 Perf vs. older bowls.  I found that the new Lid Bale fit without bending or stretching or stressing.  It bolted just fine in the existing holes.  I didn't take the pic of it sitting on top of the installed old bale, but it was obvious it works in the existing holes.  In the pics below, the old bale has sprung a wee bit from being installed, I think.











Some Before and After Pics:






















ClubChapin

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2015, 09:30:54 AM »
A couple of quck questions:


It seems that the rollers are made of a new material.  Is this true, or just a color difference?  Can the new ones handle higher heat (pizza, griddle, wok, etc.) than the old ones?


The nuts are new.  Any idea what material they are made of?  I forgot to try a magnet on them.



MINIgrillin

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2015, 10:17:39 AM »
Good stuff.. Thanks for the post and experiment. I have a feeling this will be a popular mod
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Troy

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2015, 10:32:46 AM »
that kicks ass.

Who the F posted that they're different? I would have ordered a new bale with the new table :(

ClubChapin

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 11:06:01 AM »
I would have ordered a new bale with the new table :(


You still can.  I think it was $30 w/shipping, direct from Weber CS.

ClubChapin

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2015, 11:12:38 AM »
The downside is that my 8701 cover no longer fits.


When we find someone to make custom covers for the SS Perf., we need to be sure to have them cut them 3" longer to accommodate the larger lid bale.

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2015, 11:55:01 AM »
Did you have to provide any sort of song-and-dance to get customer service to send you a replacement part for a 2015?
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ClubChapin

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2015, 12:03:46 PM »
Did you have to provide any sort of song-and-dance to get customer service to send you a replacement part for a 2015?


No, surprisingly.  I just called and ordered it by part no.  I have 3 SS Perfs registered with Weber and the CS thought it was ok for one of them.

Hogsy

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2015, 12:06:38 PM »
Thank you  x10..... I had a feeling it would fit, I was just waiting for someone to try it
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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2015, 12:48:50 PM »
A most worthwhile mod"


austin87

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2015, 01:06:23 PM »
That's pretty sweet, nice upgrade.

Craig

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2015, 01:45:32 PM »

that kicks ass.

Who the F posted that they're different? I would have ordered a new bale with the new table :(

Wasn't me. I want these for my MTs! Now I know that they do fit. Thanks for sharing this! Looks good to me!
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1911Ron

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2015, 06:53:22 PM »
Awesome I am going to do this!
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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2015, 10:47:06 PM »
that kicks ass.

Who the F posted that they're different? I would have ordered a new bale with the new table :(

@Troy

Here's some yak about it....

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/2015-performer-premium-review/msg140233/#msg140233
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shkish

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Re: 2015 Lid Bale on SS Perf
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2015, 09:44:10 AM »
thanks for sharing!!!  This available mod makes me more comfortable about ordering the new MT :)