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Troy

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How to fix broken leg socket
« on: July 17, 2017, 01:48:42 AM »
I've made more progress on the $10 yellow.

It stands again! This week I'll be finishing the outside, i hope.




mhiszem

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Re: How to fix broken leg socket
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 04:43:24 AM »
Another very informative video. Thanks @Troy Keep it up!
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Hell Fire Grill

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Re: How to fix broken leg socket
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 08:14:25 PM »
I appreciate that your encouraging the regular guy with regular tools to take on a repair that will most definitely extend, and possibly double or better, the life expectancy of a little piece of Americana.

Burned out twister, wheels got blisters, seized up thumb screws...

Troy

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Re: How to fix broken leg socket
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 08:26:47 PM »
I appreciate that your encouraging the regular guy with regular tools to take on a repair that will most definitely extend, and possibly double or better, the life expectancy of a little piece of Americana.
Thank you!
What I lack in handyman skills,  I make up in ambition.

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Cellar2ful

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Re: How to fix broken leg socket
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 08:55:29 PM »


Great tutorial video.    Best quote from this video - "You Bob Villa types can pound it" 
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Rub

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Re: How to fix broken leg socket
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 09:38:58 PM »
Well done, thanks.
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Troy

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Re: How to fix broken leg socket
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 09:52:38 PM »


Great tutorial video.    Best quote from this video - "You Bob Villa types can pound it"

hahaha
the guys I used to work with used to constantly razz me about my handyman tales of blunder.
When I reached for the painters tape, I could feel their grins widening.

cwmfour

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Re: How to fix broken leg socket
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2017, 10:08:22 PM »
Ha ha Bob Villas.  Hey man....you got it done.  Great video. 

I have a beater red that needs leg sockets and grate tabs repaired.  I'm gonna use the same method. Blue tape and all.

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Jon

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Re: How to fix broken leg socket
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2017, 11:26:36 PM »
While you are indeed, uh...ok, lame with the tools, the job was well done. Congratulations. You do seem to make very self deprecating videos. I guess it shows your inner strength? ¿Quien es mas macho?

And I do think that you ended up with the right configuration with the bolts. Whatever is inside the kettle will degrade from cooking, and with the nuts inside you can just grab them with pliers.

Bolt heads inside would be tougher if you needed to remove them - pliers slip off, screwdriver won't catch. Engage Dremel and risk the porcelain.