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mike.stavlund

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Re: Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2013, 09:06:29 PM »
Another great rescue, Bman!  You are really something.  Now I might need to make a pilgrimage out to your place to see the incredible collection you've got.  You should print up hats and T-shirts, dude!
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Bman

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Re: Since we don't have a gasser section.... 8/11/14 UPDATE
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2014, 02:37:05 PM »
Figured I'd update the thread with what transpired with this gem of a score. Once I told a buddy of mine of my score, he kinda laid claims to the grill once it was restored. Even with that, it took longer than I expected before I got going on this task. One good thing I did --- ordered all the parts just as Mother Weber hiked all of their prices. I was able to source most everything I needed before all the retailers followed suit.

First things first - tear it down for a good cleaning.


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Most of the frame is leaning against the outfeed table (out of sight of the photo) But the disassembly & cleaning task went pretty easy.
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I opted for the entire ignition kit replacement
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7 new burner tubes, new ignition kit, and new bottom panel installed.
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Also found a new infrared burner on ebay, so I added that too.
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THIS, is some BTU's
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With the new flavorizer bars installed, you see the smoker box burner tube.
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As designed, this is the smoker box sitting above the burner tube with the new RCPLANEBUYER cooking grates
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Only we took it a step further. I asked rcplanebuyer to make me another flavorizer bar for the smoker tube
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And a cooking grate to match. This way, the entire surface can be used for grilling.
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And here is the finished product ready to roll. It's now living it's new life in Ocean City, MD enjoying the easy life.
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From the ground up, here's what I replaced.

Casters
Bottom shelf
Right side swing up table
Front burner control knobs
Lid thermometer (not in this photo)
Ignition system
Gas lines
Infrared burner
Burner tubes
Flavorizer grates
Cooking grates (ordered these customized from rcplanebuyer)
Warming rack
Swing up basket

All in all, I put ~$665 into this restore. But that's because the buddy of mine who laid claims to it wanted it to be in like-new working condition and trouble free for years to come. He'd rather spend the money now than deal with the repairs later on. So, I was given a green light to "make it happen" lol It was a fun project and he was thrilled to get a $2,600ish grill for $665

Thanks for looking.
I've always had gas...  And now a bunch of kettles because of this place.  Thanks!

Troy

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Re: UPDATE 8/11 - Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2014, 02:50:46 PM »
AMAZING!

Makes me want to create a gasser section. (seriously)

Idahawk

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Re: UPDATE 8/11 - Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2014, 03:29:49 PM »
Killer work  B-man , Thanks for posting it , you buddy is getting a nice grill there for sure .
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Re: UPDATE 8/11 - Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2014, 03:59:17 PM »
Sick grill and accessories, Bman. Kudos for the rebuild. $600 isn't bad for a grill that will last 20+ years.
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MINIgrillin

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Re: UPDATE 8/11 - Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2014, 06:17:02 PM »
Well played Sir..well played. I also picked up one of these bad boys a few months ago. Luckily I borrowed my dad's pickup so I didn't have to roll it down the street.

A word to the wise, friend. Just yesterday I was noticing that the flame on the side burner wasn't working properly. I have been using it as a chimney starter and melted the aluminum diverter. Wahwahwahhh
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Re: UPDATE 8/11 - Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2014, 05:20:09 AM »
Holy cow, that thing is a beast.  Thats a pretty awesome rehab.....nice work
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Re: UPDATE 8/11 - Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2014, 07:02:42 AM »
For all your efforts, I hope you got to cook at least one steak on it!
Very nice work on that beast.. 8)
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glrasmussen

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Re: UPDATE 8/11 - Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2014, 09:14:25 AM »
Great work Bman!

swamprb

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Re: UPDATE 8/11 - Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2014, 09:56:36 AM »
Nice score!
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Re: UPDATE 8/11 - Since we don't have a gasser section....
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2014, 11:04:39 AM »
Awesome Job.  I picking up my newly restored Weber Genesis gasser (In blue to match my kettles) in the next week or two.  My dealer is a friend of mine and they redid his personal grill and he is selling it to me because he knows I been looking for a blue Weber gas grill.
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