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Unread 02-19-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default Cheap Performer Wire Rack Replacement Mod

Recently I "scored" a Performer off of Craigslist. The thing was filthy and missing some accessories, mainly the wire rack. This had a pretty dramatic effect on the stability of the grill, so I tried to come up with a cheap way to replace the wire rack. Here is what I came up with.

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I got some PVC with end caps drilled a hole in the caps ran a carriage bolt through the existing holes where the rack used to be. Secured them with a washer and nut. The other side I used the existing screw.

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Then I cut two peices of PVC to 31.5 inches and did a dry fit.



Painted the PVC using some Krylon fusion that I had laying around and got it put together.



The really improved the side to side stability of the grill but the front to back stability was still lacking. I had an extra 25 inch segment of PVC left over that attached at far end to help with that.



The plan (once payday hits and I can some more PVC and paint) is to continue these cross members for the length of the grill making a small shelf, replacing the non-existant wire rack.

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Unread 02-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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Way to go! Gotta keep these Performers in action!
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Nicely done.

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Nice solution :)
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Excellent.
Gives me ideas for the rusted out rails/shelf on my Bandera.
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Clever!
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That's really kewl :-) When you get a few spare $$ I suggest you buy some PVC T-fittings, cut the guys you show and use the "T"s to add cross members. Bet you can make it look awesome
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great idea. PVC is a wonderful thing. Keep posting.
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nicely done, sir. i'm waiting for my magical day when i find a performer steal on CL.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I will make sure to post some more pics once it is finished. I think I am going to put caps on the ends of the crossmembers to make it look a little nicer and instead of attaching the PVC with screws from top to bottom, go bottom to top, again for looks.
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looks good and for sure it won't rust !
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Great idea & nicely executed.
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great find and nice fix. Wish I could find those deals on CL.
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I finally finished the replacement wire rack using PVC.. I was wrong, it is not cheap. Probably wouldn't do it again. Total cost was right at 60 bucks. It is really sturdy, but with the time it took and the cost a replacement is probably cheaper.

Still have some touch up to do. Deciede to leave off the end caps. Might look a little better but I dont want to spend anymore in it. I am debating whether to leave to stainless screws the color they are now or paint them black. I think I will leave them alone. Thanks for Looking.

I was curious if anyone has a method they use to get oil stains off the performer table? I got a little olive oil on there I just cant seem to get up. Thanks.

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Looks good and solid!
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