MMMM.. BRISKET..
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  



Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, equipment and outdoor cookin' . ** Other cooking techniques are welcomed for when your cookin' in the kitchen. Post your hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures, but stay on topic and watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2021, 12:45 PM   #1
bbqgeekess
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 07-06-13
Location: Oklahoma
Default Warped Propeller on my Weber 22.5" OTG

I haven't really used my Weber 22.5" OTG all that much really .. maybe 30 cooks total over the past 6 years since I bought it. The Proller is warped bad and I can't reduce the airflow enough and it just gets tway too hot in side. It worked good at first when it was new.

So is this repairable? Isn't the stock one riveted in if I recall? do I drill them out and replace with an aftermarket propeller to fix it? How well do the replacements work? I'd like it as good as new or better.

Why did my propeller warp and how do I avoid this in the future? Do I simply not use it to clear ash and small bits of charcoal? Should I be pouring out the ash instead and perhaps spraying it with water hose?

Do I need to buy a new OTG? If so, how about say a Portable Kitchen instead? The design of PK seems nice and it doesn't look like any of the vents below can warp.

Just want soemthing that is reliable. I wish the OTG had vents on the sides like the WSM to avoid this propeller warp problem.

I'd apperciate any advice thanks :)

Jennifer
__________________
18.5" WSM and 22.5" OTG.
bbqgeekess is offline   Reply With Quote




Old 06-02-2021, 01:06 PM   #2
el_matt
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 12-08-09
Location: Turlock, California
Default

Totally, and easily replaceable. Most stores with a good Weber selection will have them in stock. If I remember correctly, they are about $20. If you can't find it locally, you can always call Weber, their customer service is fantastic.

Matt
__________________
"Grandpa, you make the best meat, EVER!!"
el_matt is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Old 06-02-2021, 01:22 PM   #3
rque
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 05-11-21
Location: Rochester, NY
Name/Nickname : Ray
Default

You need Weber part 7444, 22.5” ash sweeper, $20 on Amazon. I bent my original and my last replacement as well. Not too happy about it but temp control isn’t awful. On another internet forum it was suggested that small unburnt pieces of lump can cause the sweepers to bend up when they get jammed in the vent holes. Not sure what to do about that.
__________________
Weber E-335, Weber 22” OTG, Weber SJ, PBJ, Workhorse Pits 1969w [on order]
rque is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Old 06-02-2021, 02:33 PM   #4
mcyork28
is Blowin Smoke!

 
mcyork28's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-15-13
Location: West Linn, OR
Default

I had to replace mine a while back. Very east to replace. I think the only tool required was a flat head screwdriver.
__________________
LSG 20x42
BPS Drum
Blackstone 24
Weber Kettle
Weber Genesis
Weber Smokey Joe

Passed on to a new home
Tejas 2040 Deluxe
Humphrey's Long Weekender
mcyork28 is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Old 06-02-2021, 04:29 PM   #5
Greygoose
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Greygoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-22-20
Location: Pembroke,MA
Name/Nickname : Don
Default

Good to know,,,,,
Mine is getting a lil flappy,,,,
Greygoose is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 06-02-2021, 04:48 PM   #6
HouseDoc
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 06-01-16
Location: Birmingham AL
Default

10 year warranty I believe, call Weber and ask. I have had great results.
HouseDoc is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 06-02-2021, 04:48 PM   #7
bbqgeekess
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 07-06-13
Location: Oklahoma
Default

I think in the future I'll just dump out all the ash/coals into my ash can rather than use the propeller to flush it. I'll just use prop for vent only.
__________________
18.5" WSM and 22.5" OTG.
bbqgeekess is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 06-02-2021, 04:51 PM   #8
bbqgeekess
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 07-06-13
Location: Oklahoma
Default

Ordered the 7444 part thanks guys.
__________________
18.5" WSM and 22.5" OTG.
bbqgeekess is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 06-02-2021, 05:21 PM   #9
SMOKE FREAK
is Blowin Smoke!
 
SMOKE FREAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: McPherson Kansas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbqgeekess View Post
I think in the future I'll just dump out all the ash/coals into my ash can rather than use the propeller to flush it. I'll just use prop for vent only.
A little hand held broom would work well to sweep the ashes through the openings.
__________________
Craig
SMOKE FREAK is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 06-03-2021, 04:27 PM   #10
bbqgeekess
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 07-06-13
Location: Oklahoma
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMOKE FREAK View Post
A little hand held broom would work well to sweep the ashes through the openings.
Okay, then I guess I could pick out the small charcoal pieces leftover by hand.

I think I used the propeller int he past to chop up little pieces of charcoal so they'd go through.. that's probably what warped it lol.
__________________
18.5" WSM and 22.5" OTG.
bbqgeekess is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 06-03-2021, 07:28 PM   #11
SmokyDick
Full Fledged Farker
 
Join Date: 07-13-18
Location: Somerset, KY
Name/Nickname : Rich
Default

I had to replace mine recently and it sure didn't come out easily. I had to dremel that thing off.
SmokyDick is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 06-03-2021, 08:06 PM   #12
Chester
is one Smokin' Farker

 
Chester's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-06-12
Location: Smoking away in North Florida
Name/Nickname : Chester
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMOKE FREAK View Post
A little hand held broom would work well to sweep the ashes through the openings.
I use an old 4” paint brush. Works well for me.
__________________
Southern Q Smokers Limo Jr.
Camp Chef FTG 600
Weber Performer 22" Kettle
UDS home made and ugly
Weber Genesis II SE 330
Breeo X 24
Chester is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.
Custom search MAY not work(no display box) in some configurations of Internet Explorer. Please use compliant version of Firefox or Chrome.







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts