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Schaefd2

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First Kettle Restore
« on: April 06, 2018, 04:40:34 AM »
I never thought I would actually put the effort into restoring a kettle, let alone a 2004 racer 22 like the one I am working on now. However, there was a wicked storm going on and working in the workshop behind my garage with a beer was pretty relaxing. I had only planned on doing a quick clean of the lid and bowl, but once I got started, I had to do a complete job. So, I started scrubbing away at the triangle, legs, wheels, and Iím on Day 3 of trying to clean up the ash sweeps.

This kettle is a gift to my coworker who is a charcoal griller/smoker who has been trapped in an apartment for 6 years and not allowed to have a grill. He has even been saving his old Weber chimney this whole time. Anyway, he is moving into a home on April 11, so I am getting a kettle for him as a homewarming gift.

Here are some pics, in no particular order, of the progress so far. Iím pretty happy with the triangle, and hopeful for the ash sweeps (which are going to my bud Brandon - @kettlebb - to help finish a restore on one of his kettles).





« Last Edit: April 06, 2018, 05:00:15 AM by Schaefd2 »
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kettlebb

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 05:25:16 AM »
Very cool brother! You donít need to clean those 7409 sweeps, I know you are a busy man. Your buddy is really going to like that kettle. Nice job.


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Rub

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 05:40:02 AM »
Nice clean up and nice move on your part.


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Grillagin

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 05:42:40 AM »
Looking good!  Those legs should shine up nicely. 
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Schaefd2

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 05:52:22 AM »

Very cool brother! You donít need to clean those 7409 sweeps, I know you are a busy man. Your buddy is really going to like that kettle. Nice job.


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To be more precise, the PBB is on day three of working on the sweeps. I am just rotating it to allow each part to soak.



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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 08:04:03 AM »
I can think of no finer housewarming gift than a kettle, especially one spruced up like that!

Yeah, you're DONE with the sweeps. They're as "nice" as they need to be. You could hit 'em with a wire wheel in a drill, but only if convenient.
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RottiGuy

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 08:05:33 AM »
Look's great!!

Cellar2ful

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 08:42:13 AM »
I never thought I would actually put the effort into restoring a kettle, let alone a 2004 racer 22 like the one I am working on now. I had only planned on doing a quick clean of the lid and bowl, but once I got started, I had to do a complete job.

Secondary condition of Weberitis. Kind of like a cold turning into pneumonia.   I'm sure your co-worker will greatly appreciate your gift and effort put into restoring it.
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Schaefd2

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 06:25:57 PM »
Thanks @Cellar2ful. You may be pleased to know that the 2018 WKC calendar you gifted me is at my desk at work. Both me and my previously mentioned coworker who is receiving this grill, enjoy looking at each monthís picture. Next month, is my favorite monthís pic LOL the meat grill in the butcher shop



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Darko

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 07:09:00 PM »
Very nice. I'm sure your co worker will appreciate the grill.


jeffrackmo

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 08:16:47 AM »
Shine on Man!!!  That looks awesome!! :O

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Filibuster

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Re: First Kettle Restore
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2018, 01:22:19 PM »
   That's a beautiful gesture, now would be the perfect time to transform this lowly economy model into a mastertouch model. May the kettle gods smile upon you.

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