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KirtonAlan

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Bolt size question
« on: August 04, 2023, 02:50:08 AM »
I am raising the bowl on my Weber Performer Deluxe GBS Charcoal BBQ - 57 cm - 15501004 by adding spacers under the bowl flanges.
The current bolts securing the bowl to the cart don't have nuts, they just screw into the cart. So I need to get longer ones.  I emailed Weber support and they told me they couldn't tell me what size they were but would sell me some more of the same.  So no help there!
I'm hoping someone on the forum might know the answer.

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JEBIV

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Re: Bolt size question
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2023, 02:58:40 AM »
I am raising the bowl on my Weber Performer Deluxe GBS Charcoal BBQ - 57 cm - 15501004 by adding spacers under the bowl flanges.
The current bolts securing the bowl to the cart don't have nuts, they just screw into the cart. So I need to get longer ones.  I emailed Weber support and they told me they couldn't tell me what size they were but would sell me some more of the same.  So no help there!
I'm hoping someone on the forum might know the answer.

Cheers all[emoji2]

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bigjeffb

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Re: Bolt size question
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2023, 03:41:47 AM »
The ones on mine I believe are 1/4-20 and 1-3/4" long to give you an idea
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Chesapeake Weber

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Re: Bolt size question
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2023, 04:20:48 AM »
Tractor supply have the Hilman buy by the piece setups with plenty of SS options.  I find their selections to be better than HD or Lowe’s.  X3 on the 1/4-20 bolt and thread size.  They have spacer options too.

I’d be cautious about putting too much space between the bowl flange and the cart tube.  You’ll introduce more torque on the welded in “nuts” in the cart tubes.  In time the welded in “nut(s)” could fail. 


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michaelmilitello

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Re: Bolt size question
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2023, 08:39:36 AM »
When in doubt, 1/4-20 is ubiquitous in Weber products. 


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JEBIV

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Re: Bolt size question
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2023, 09:40:48 AM »
When in doubt, 1/4-20 is ubiquitous in Weber products. 


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ubiquitous, that's a big word for a 1/4-20 bolt LOL
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michaelmilitello

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Re: Bolt size question
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2023, 12:02:37 PM »
When in doubt, 1/4-20 is ubiquitous in Weber products. 


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ubiquitous, that's a big word for a 1/4-20 bolt LOL
I had to write a lot in grad school…,.old habits…die hard.


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JEBIV

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Re: Bolt size question
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2023, 03:05:34 AM »
When in doubt, 1/4-20 is ubiquitous in Weber products. 


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ubiquitous, that's a big word for a 1/4-20 bolt LOL
I had to write a lot in grad school…,.old habits…die hard.


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I was impressed and I didn't have to look it up LOL
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KirtonAlan

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Re: Bolt size question
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2023, 03:47:41 AM »
Thanks guys,
I've raised the bowl up now.  The original bolts just catch the nut but longer would definitely be better.  I've bothered doing the job because putting Thermoworks probes in the grommet I fitted between the front bowl flange and the table front was a bit fiddly and I was concerned that I would damage the probes.
Now inserting them is a piece of pxxx!
Something I found was that if I just poked the pit probe rod through the grommet it read 30f less than inserting the whole probe through the grommet and using a grate clip.
Never stop learning huh!

Cheers!

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