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mwmac 06-08-2011 12:58 PM

Red Performer CL Score + ?'s
 
Just brought home a date code EE Red Performer for $49!! One owner, lightly used. Only cosmetic issue is porcelain chip on one side of lid holder. Pics to follow. My main concern is can I get the propane tank filled at the local hardware or is there an issue with it not being in compliance with regs? I recall seeing a thread saying something about the valve no longer being allowed. Any thoughts?

mwmac 06-08-2011 02:00 PM

Couple of quick shots before I head out for some washers and nuts to reattach the lid holder: tiny chip on lid lip; porcelain chip at lid holder attachment.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 06-08-2011 02:07 PM

Great score. You even beat my $50 score.:thumb:

You will need to get a mod done to use that tank. I believe a RV shop can do the conversion, although I never use the LP tank on mine. I am sure others will chime in with specifics.

SteerCrazy 06-08-2011 02:12 PM

don't those use the 1lb propane cylinders that coleman or other off brands make?

mwmac 06-08-2011 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by SteerCrazy (Post 1668354)
don't those use the 1lb propane cylinders that coleman or other off brands make?

No, it has the small 5 lb propane tank. The newer performers are setup to use the disposable propane bottles. I use a 20lb tank via a hose on my other performer.:thumb:

mwmac 06-08-2011 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 1668352)
Great score. You even beat my $50 score.:thumb:

You will need to get a mod done to use that tank. I believe a RV shop can do the conversion, although I never use the LP tank on mine. I am sure others will chime in with specifics.

Thanks.. Once I saw it, I didn't even consider bargaining, paid her full asking price. Weber CS said they are sending me some adapter needed for refilling free of charge (what a company!) Will I still need a tank modification?

SteerCrazy 06-08-2011 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by mwmac (Post 1668361)
No, it has the small 5 lb propane tank. The newer performers are setup to use the disposable propane bottles. I use a 20lb tank via a hose on my other performer.:thumb:

That's what I thought, I knew the newer ones had a smaller tank. Have fun with your new toy! :-D

NeoTrout 06-08-2011 02:37 PM

Nice Score! :cool:

Phesant 06-08-2011 02:37 PM

Sweet Score Nicely Done :-D

mwmac 06-08-2011 05:16 PM

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Well it is on the patio ready for its first cook. Now I am faced with a dilemma: do I keep the Redhead or the DR date code performer? Redhead pros: smaller footprint; handy grate holder; refillable onboard propane tank; SS work surface; lower cooking height (want to add a Cajun Bandit) cons: smaller charcoal bin; 12 years old. Any thoughts?

jimithing78 06-08-2011 05:55 PM

If you can really only keep one then my vote is for keeping the redhead.

Hankdad1 06-08-2011 06:36 PM

Check the propane tank for a sticker stating it is an OPD valve, that is what is on the Performer I picked up 2 years ago. I took the tank to a local rental shop. They re-certified it and filled it with no problem. That ignition feature is part of what makes the Performer such a great grill. Put you lump in a chimney, put it over the ignitor for 2 minutes. You're ready to go in just a few minutes with no mess or fuss.

And I agree, keep the red one!

mwmac 06-08-2011 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hankdad1 (Post 1668595)
Check the propane tank for a sticker stating it is an OPD valve, that is what is on the Performer I picked up 2 years ago. I took the tank to a local rental shop. They re-certified it and filled it with no problem. That ignition feature is part of what makes the Performer such a great grill. Put you lump in a chimney, put it over the ignitor for 2 minutes. You're ready to go in just a few minutes with no mess or fuss.

And I agree, keep the red one!

OPD valve present! Now I just have to wait for the refill adapter from Weber and I'll be good to go:clap2:

mwmac 06-10-2011 01:31 PM

A decision has been made: I am keeping the redhead! Held a farewell cook of Roadside chicken on the DR code performer last night; cleaned it up this morning and donated it to my recently retired neighbors. They just moved back from San Antonio where they left a large gasser and were commenting on the aromas from my backyard kitchen. Score one more convert for charcoal burners!

propsync 06-10-2011 04:29 PM

I think I'm the minority here. I'd say pitch/sell the ignition system. Buy some washers to cover the hole and call it a day. I got my Performer for $50 and it was fairly trashed, there was no way I was going to spend any amount of time fixing it up. Sold the whole system for $10. The guy that bought it didn't even care if it worked. I guess we can say it's preference, but newspaper is always cheap and easy, no moving parts. Keep the grill, though, it looks awesome!


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