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Unread 07-06-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, this is Joe, Harbormaster's oldest son. I'm talking, he's typing, and this is my kettle that my dad got me on Craig's List for my thirteenth birthday. It's an 18.5" Weber Bar-B-Q-Kettle with an 'N' date stamp which makes it a 19 year old grill.
This past weekend, we found time to work on it.

We sanded off all of the gunk on the handles and brushed them with Teak Oil. We managed to save the original Weber logo too.



I took the bottom vents off and scrubbed them with steel wool. Then my dad bent the vents back to the original shape and straightened out the tabs. We reattached the vents with some bolts that were laying in his junk drawer and some homemade jam nuts.



Here's a pic of the inside of the grill all clean and shiny.



Here's how it looks all scrubbed clean. Dad used some pieces of conduit to make the legs so they don't wobble. He reshaped the ash catcher and straightened the lip of the lid too. I think it had been dropped a few times.



Tonight we cooked potatoes on my grill and brats on dad's OTG.

My potatoes



And the brats



Here's supper ready to be served





It was hot and sweaty work, but worth it because I got to spend the day with my dad.

Thanks for looking.

Joe
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Unread 07-06-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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Very nice work, on the kettle and the food!
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Kettle looks great considering the age! Food does too!
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Good job Joe and Dad. Kettle looks great!
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Unread 07-06-2011, 10:12 PM   #6
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Nice work Joe. Both on the restoration and the food.
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Nice work!
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The Kettle looks like brand new, great job! The food looks excellent too.
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Fantastic job on the restoration and the food...Brats are a weakness of mine I admit ....and what a great way to spend time together.
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Very nice indeed! Great job bringing that baby back to life.
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My son is 35 and we are cooking a comp. together next weekend. Nice job on the kettle and the food. Hope you enjoyed the rehab job and the cook, I know you're Dad did.
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Very nice looking Weber
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Wow, fantastic job. That 19 year old grill looks brand new. Great looking food too.
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Sweet little grill!! Nice work gentlemen!! What are you gonna cook next Joe!?
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Awesome score Joe!
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