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Old 05-03-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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An older Traeger BBQ100 and Weber performer!

The seller originally wanted $300 for the Traeger and $100 for the Weber. He couldnt get the Traeger to work, the auger was stuck. He took it apart and couldnt fix it, so he lowered the price to $200. I called him up and said I'd take it, but he declined and said he was determined to fix it and sell it @ $300. (why would you post it for $200 as-is if you really didnt want to fix it...?) Anyways, a day went by, and I and i recieved a call back from him. He said he couldnt get the auger unstuck and was tired of playing with it. He also said that he had a guy give him a lowball offer of $100. I agreed to come look at it. So off I went. I found it in pieces. I asked if he would concider anything less than $200. He said since I was the first to call him, he'd take $100 for it. Then to my supprise, he threw in 4 20# bags of pellets, 6 bottles of lighter gel, and the waterproof traeger cover! He also had the weber for $100 and I got it for $80, including a nearly full LPG cylinder!

Anywhoo, After about an hour of intense labor, I finally coaxed the auger out. The tube was full of expanded pellets. I had to use a long auger bit on my drill to get them out. Well, after a good cleaning of the auger tube, I put it all back together and bingo, a working Traeger for $100!!!

Best $180 I have spent in a while.



The Traeger is in need of some TLC...but it works. No auto start or digital controller, but thats fine by me. I'll prob. buy a digital controller for it, the smoke setting was only 180*ish and the med setting is around 300*. Can these older models use the digital controllers?



The UDS is a work in progress, I only had one coat of BBQ paint on it, and it rained yesterday. The rust just gives it character! I had the barrel sand blasted but I found out not all of the liner was removed. I need to wire wheel the inside some more before I use it.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:08 AM   #2
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I know nothing of pellet cookers, but I'd have to day that you got a steal of a score! Congrats!
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:34 AM   #3
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Sweet great score...
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:20 AM   #4
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Nice double score - the work you put into these will be richly rewarded. :) And that includes the work on the UDS!
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:25 AM   #5
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Great score and I am glad they both found a good home.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:38 AM   #6
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Lucky man!!!!
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:03 AM   #7
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Congrats on the nice score(s)! The Performer looks like it's in great shape.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:09 AM   #8
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Wow,I can't find anything around here but junk gasser's
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:23 AM   #9
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If I was you I would RUN and buy a Lottery ticket. You are one lucky guy!
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:06 AM   #10
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Good luck with the new toys.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:32 AM   #11
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congrats on the deal for the new toys.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:36 AM   #12
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Nice score, whens dinner?
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:46 AM   #13
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Home run! Enjoy them both.
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I think the traeger is too broken and you should just drop it off over here so I can take care of it!

Awesome score!
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:06 PM   #15
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I just gt to looking at this and I made a mistake. It is a BBQ075, not BBQ100... It was late when I posted....


EDIT* Why cant I edit my original post?
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