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Unread 08-27-2010, 11:41 PM   #46
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Are you sure that is a Weber? I have one like that but I don't think it is a Weber. I don't think Weber used an indent molded into the bottom half to hold the grate in position. Can others look closely at his picture and verify? I will be glad if I actually do have a Weber as it was just given to me and is immaculate.
I'm no Weber expert, but that looks identical to my Weber. And I mean identical. Think the rust spots even look identical
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Unread 08-28-2010, 04:49 AM   #47
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Nice restoration Dave, can't wait to see some of the cooks you turn out on that baby
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That looks fantastic. Great Job. Did the replacement grate fit correctly?
Everything fit just like it just came out of the box for the first time.
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Unread 08-28-2010, 07:24 AM   #49
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Looks great. I think maybe I outta start hitting Craigslist or some Rummage Sales for a five dollar grill....
My wife's gonna kill me.
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Nicely done Dave!
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Awesome job! The Weber Kettle Appreciation Society thanks you.
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First meal off the newly restored Weber Kettle. Grilled corn (no husks) seasoned with Chili Powder & fresh lime squeezed over top along with Mexican Spiced Ribeye Steak topped with a Lime Butter. That isn't steak sauce on the plate, that is juice from my Ribeye that is resting before being consumed. There was also a salad...but who wants to see that! There might have been some cold adult beverages to help wash it all down too.
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Nice restoration, and an awesome meal to christen it with.
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For the "brushed" aluminum....it can be buffed. Try a mcGuires brush ball and some fine scratch remover. The drill will make it easy. I;ve seen folks take brushed aluminum forks on MC's and make them shine!
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No pron photos but I am happy to report that the restored kettle is fully broken in. On Saturday that 22.5" kettle was loaded with 10 Burgers, 7 Brats, 3 Big Red Smokies and 6 Hot Dogs; just enough room left on it to shuffle things around as needed.
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I scored some wooden handles that I put on my WSM. They have the weber logo imprinted on them. Should i stain them, or will that make the logo look worse? Also if you recommend to staining them, what brand, type of stain? Never stained anything.

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I scored some wooden handles that I put on my WSM. They have the weber logo imprinted on them. Should i stain them, or will that make the logo look worse? Also if you recommend to staining them, what brand, type of stain? Never stained anything.

I stained mine after I sanded them, and used an oil based stain with a reddish tint to it. It was some stain that my neighbor used on his fence, that was the right color. I dipped the handles into the stain and let the stain soak in, then let them dry.

My Weber logos were long gone, if they were ever on there to begin with.

I had an extra handle, so I put it on my new WSM.

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I stained mine after I sanded them, and used an oil based stain with a reddish tint to it. It was some stain that my neighbor used on his fence, that was the right color. I dipped the handles into the stain and let the stain soak in, then let them dry.

My Weber logos were long gone, if they were ever on there to begin with.

I had an extra handle, so I put it on my new WSM.

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Do you think the staining would have a negative affect on the logos?
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scottfry11: My kettle does have an indent for the grate. I can share with you what I have been told and what I have read online as those are my only sources of info thus far. Hopefully someone on here with more Weber knowledge than I can verify or debunk that info. The grill came from my mother in law where it has sat in her basement for years. She said it doesn't say Weber on the grill (and it doesn't) but the orginal box said Weber and she was told when she purchased it that it was a "second" so sold without logos. The vent has a "J" stamped on it and it looks like a Weber (except I will now check out this indent you noticed - thank you). Anyway I read online that Sears sold grills for Weber as did other stores that sold grill under the dept. store brand but they were made by Weber. Hopefully all that info I was basing my claim on is true as I would love to add this 22.5" to my squad.
I have had a couple of Sears Economy grills that were sacrificed to the UDS gods!

Does yours have an ash pan that sits under the charcoal grate like this one??







This addition turns the kettle into an effortless low n slow cooker.

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http://www.weber.com/publicschematic...spx?model=1343

I have also had one like yours with the indented grate holder, and I had cut it off to make a UDS kettle lid flange.

Nice rehab.
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