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Foxfire 10-11-2012 05:04 PM

Hooray! I broke the toilet!
...Which forced me to stop by Ace Hardware this morning so I could grab a replacement ballcock kit. I even went out of my way to swing by this particular store so I could ogle the 26.75" Weber kettles no one else seems to keep in stock around here. After fiddling with it a bit I headed home to fix the john before the Giants / Reds game started.

All went smoothly until I realized the float rod that came in the kit was too long for my tank. Cursing my luck I flew out the door to the Lowe's a couple blocks away so I could get back in time for the game.

I walk in the door and low and behold, what do I see in their (greatly reduced) grill section? A 26" Weber. What da heck? They never carry those. :confused: So I took a closer look...

I debated that one quite a bit but the better half convinced me it was meant to be. :whoo:

This thing is big!

Welcome home! Decided "Big John" would be an appropriate name. :lol:

Thanks for looking!

gtr 10-11-2012 05:11 PM

Killer score! You're gonna love that thing - what a great cooker - the extra space really is nice to have. :thumb:

Foxfire 10-11-2012 05:34 PM

I wiped it down and am finishing a little seasoning burn and already notice the extra space is going to make it perfect for kettle smoking. So much easier to keep the temps low than on my 22.5".

BBQ Bandit 10-11-2012 05:56 PM

First glimpse of the title... thought of a toilet choking sea pickle.

Great score... does Big John deserve a 21 flush salute?

jeffjenkins1 10-11-2012 06:01 PM

Dude, that's awesome!


Skidder 10-11-2012 06:07 PM

So so jealous!

Hawg Father of Seoul 10-11-2012 06:07 PM

Awesome, I bought the el cheapo and am in love with the space. Jealous mod

gtr 10-11-2012 06:12 PM

Don't forget to give the 22.5" a little love once in a while. They really appreciate it and you don't want it getting all lonely and jealous.

jemezspring 10-11-2012 06:20 PM

Nice find. I love it when you just stumble across a great deal.

LMAJ 10-11-2012 06:26 PM


charrederhead 10-11-2012 06:43 PM

I found a '95 OTS in great shape for $50 last week, but I gotta say a brandy new OTG for $100 more is a sweeter deal!

sheepdad 10-11-2012 06:47 PM

Now that IS a score! :beer:
Congrats and Good Luck with Big John.

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Corky 10-11-2012 06:58 PM

And you got to work "ballcock" into your posting! Nicely done!

mbshop 10-11-2012 08:59 PM

thats such a great find. i'm sure you will love it.

rg02 10-11-2012 09:04 PM

Nice find! It was meant to be!

Now good thing you fixed the John because big John means more meat which means more-------lol

Enjoy and anxious to see photos of your first cook on it

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