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SteveZ

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2017, 03:20:19 AM »
@Chandy You can get replacement casters at Home Depot. Looks like a exact match for $5-$6 bucks a set. It's just a couple bolt swap to move the badge plate to the other side. Go to a propane distributer they sometimes have used 5# tanks for less than $20, I've bought a couple. Is your frame good and tight? You might want to make sure your bottom rails are tight. If not you may want to replace the star nuts. She should turn out Great!
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greenweb

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2017, 04:33:34 AM »
Congrats! Your N code SSP looks much better shape than Mine when I got it.  You should have no problem fitting 5 or 20lb tanks with what you already have. I converted mine to a 1lb tank with just a simple swap to a gen 2 or 3 regulator hose. It all depends on what you want to do with it.

Chandy

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2017, 06:02:01 AM »
Thanks Guys... Ill post some pics once she is all dolled up.


2mnygrills

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2017, 11:36:24 AM »
If you want a brand new original quick connect tank they apparently have them here http://www.propanetankstore.com/5-lb-1-2-gallon-manchester-propane-tank-with-sturgis-quick-connect/

Two years ago I purchased two with shipping for about the price they want for one.  I had to order them through Ace Hardware though after talking with Manchester directly.  Might be worth checking out.  The new style 5lb tanks do not fit exactly in the SS performer but they will work.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 11:41:12 AM by 2mnygrills »

Chandy

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 11:51:03 AM »
If you want a brand new original quick connect tank they apparently have them here http://www.propanetankstore.com/5-lb-1-2-gallon-manchester-propane-tank-with-sturgis-quick-connect/

Two years ago I purchased two with shipping for about the price they want for one.  I had to order them through Ace Hardware though after talking with Manchester directly.  Might be worth checking out.  The new style 5lb tanks do not fit exactly in the SS performer but they will work.

my unit does not have the QD function but just a POL at the end of the regulator. Hoping to buy a Manchester 5lb with the flat rail to fit my SSP just not sure if they come with the inside thread for the POL. I'm also hoping my regulator is good but ill test all this after I clean her up this week.

Thanks

2mnygrills

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2017, 12:22:14 PM »
Change the fitting on the regulator and it should work fine.  It could probably be found local too. 

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-59903-Propane-Quick-Connect-Fitting/dp/B007HG7WUQ

You will love the performer when you get it done!

Chandy

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 06:56:32 PM »
Dumb question... On what part of the SSP are the so called star nuts ?

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Foster Dahlet

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2017, 05:33:38 AM »
@Chandy , star nuts are internal fasteners...they are inside the cross bars/tubes on the bottom of your frame.  Most of them rust out over time and need to be replaced.  Otherwise, the cart becomes wobbly.  You can find the ones I used here:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/about-to-restore-my-ss-performer/msg266121/#msg266121


Also, search "star nuts" on this site and you will find much more.
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Chandy

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2017, 09:14:44 AM »
@Chandy , star nuts are internal fasteners...they are inside the cross bars/tubes on the bottom of your frame.  Most of them rust out over time and need to be replaced.  Otherwise, the cart becomes wobbly.  You can find the ones I used here:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/about-to-restore-my-ss-performer/msg266121/#msg266121


Also, search "star nuts" on this site and you will find much more.

Thank you

Chandy

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2017, 04:22:44 PM »
So im almost done restoring my SSP but ran into a problem when i hooked her up to a 20lb tank. I opened that tank slowly and immediately i thougt a fitting was leaking until  i noticed the gas was coming out of this tiny hole on the regulator. Is that indicative that the regulator is no good? Im totally clueless when it comes to propane and how they work. Any advise ? Or has anyone had the same problem ?

Thank in advance

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Chandy

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2017, 04:24:00 PM »
Forgot to include the pics







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gsu13

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2017, 06:49:44 PM »
Wow - if I hadn't read this thread I would never have known that the performer I recently picked up off CL is completely missing the Weber nameplate.  I didn't even know there should be one, let alone that it could have been installed on the wrong side
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haeffb

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Re: Weber SS Performer "N"
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2017, 11:10:19 AM »
So im almost done restoring my SSP but ran into a problem when i hooked her up to a 20lb tank. I opened that tank slowly and immediately i thougt a fitting was leaking until  i noticed the gas was coming out of this tiny hole on the regulator. Is that indicative that the regulator is no good? Im totally clueless when it comes to propane and how they work. Any advise ? Or has anyone had the same problem ?

Thank in advance

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I'm no expert, but gas leaking from a regulator is not good. I would get a new regulator.