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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...

Char-Griller Super Pro w/SFB
Grill Sargent
Turkey / Fish Fryer
Weber Ranch Kettle "Lucky Girl" (A Stamp, 1979), [COLOR=darkorange][B]ORANGE THERMAPEN[/B][/COLOR]
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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!
- UDS v1.0, ECB, Blue Thermapen
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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.
Jim - Another transplanted Texan

Large and Medium Big Green Eggs , Black 18.5" WSM, Blue Weber Performer - Stainless, Green Weber OTG Kettle , Brinkmann SnP Pro, and a Stainless UDS. One retired Portable Kitchen grill.

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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.
FEC 100
Hunsaker Vortex Smoker (3)
XL Big Green Egg
WSM 18"
Weber 22.5" Performer
Weber 22.5" One Touch Gold Kettle
Weber 18.5" One Touch Silver "Guinness" Kettle
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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.

Lang 60
Lang 84 Deluxe Warmer with Chargrill
Large Spicewine
Large BGE
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:32 AM   #11
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congrats on the deal for the new toys.
Med Spicewine-adopted 3/13/10 CL Score
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Mini BGE-adopted 1/31/08 CL Score
Traeger 075-adopted 12/3/11 CL Score
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:36 AM   #12
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Nice score, whens dinner?
WSM, UDS, BBQ Pro bullet smoker, weber performer, weber genesis silver, weber 18", weber 22", smokey joe, and a [COLOR=blue]Super accurate, deadly quick blue thermapen.[/COLOR]
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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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Old 05-03-2009, 11:44 AM   #14
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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!
[FONT=Book Antiqua][COLOR=Black] 09 WSM, [/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Book Antiqua][COLOR=Black]'10 BGE Small, 08 Brinkman[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Book Antiqua][COLOR=Black]; 93 Performer, 02 Performer, 2000 Platinum;[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Book Antiqua][COLOR=Black]79 Grey, 97 Black, 99 Black, Yellow, Simpsons, Lime Green, 94 Green;[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Book Antiqua][COLOR=Black]04 Grillware, 05 Genesis sunk in 1940s Coke machine, 11 Weber Q 200;[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Book Antiqua][COLOR=Black]Mountain Dew Can, 05 Baseball, Coleman Green, 11 Coleman Blue, 04 Coleman Roadtrip[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Book Antiqua][COLOR=Black], 01 Smokey Joe, 02 Smokey Joe[/COLOR][/FONT]
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:06 PM   #15
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Default Its a BBQ075...

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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