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Old 01-04-2021, 08:37 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Our Griddle Refurb/ Blackstone Clone

Some may or may not remember, I picked up a Cafe Griddle for free, plan was to clone a Blackstone style flatplate.
The equivalent to a Blackstone here is way over a Grand and I have no idea on how good they are.
Covid certainly made the whole exercise interesting, parts procurement and availability.
We also had a Warf strike and our country have trouble getting stuff out of China at the moment.
Hurt feelings I believe
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I digress, I originally thought this had a stainless top but it appears it was case hardened
1/2 thick plate,1/8 thick side walls and as solid as a brick outhouse.
some cleaning was required, so we started.


































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Old 01-04-2021, 08:43 PM   #2
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Started cleaning the frame and ended up burning all the grease as the frame was filled in the legs etc, the grease ran out and burnt for a few hours.
I got as excited as the Beverly Hillbillies.
Black Gold, Texas Tea.











Any excuse to light a fire, interesting smells, one minute Cheesburger, then onion LOL, Hope I never ate out of this Burger/cafe joint











This thing ran on Natural gas, so the next challenge was to convert it to LPG, you are supposed to be licensed here to do that.
Interesting enough it was cheap to buy whole Gas valves with LPG jets , they came complet with Knobs etc, around the $23 mark. 3 needed.




Some High temp pipe sealant from the States and fitout started















What to do with sheilding etc as its going down to our Campsite type place, Of to our local recycling centre and grabbed an old BBQ that was an almost exact fit







Lid and shields being fitted up,















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Old 01-04-2021, 08:44 PM   #3
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Now some more, nothing overly exciting but































































For the life of me I could not get an auto lighter to work, maybe the gas pressure is too high for that, dont know, but a long necked lighter does the job safely

All up this owes us around 270 Aud, or by my last payrate, about 6.5 hours of Work.I,m pretty happy with that.
That included Gas Valves, high temp paint, sealant and Old BBQ

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Old 01-04-2021, 08:48 PM   #4
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Killer job on the refurb and refit! Love the addition of the gasser hood... just makes sense.

I'd be proud to own one like this over in the US...

Many more flat top cooks to come for you folks!

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Old 01-04-2021, 08:52 PM   #5
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That is an awesome refurb and it's even better knowing how much you saved. For a minute I wondered why your plate said "Tit Cheese", but then I remembered your user name. Good stuff.
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:56 PM   #6
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That is some fine work Titch.
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Impressive work!
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:18 PM   #8
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Great job Titch!
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And.....I thought you gave too much for that pile of crap! Goes to show you how smart I am.

Nice job Titch, you will love it.....
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Awesome refurb! Smash burgers next?
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Man Titch that is one fine job you did with bringing that back to glorious life. I think you might have found your side hustle.
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Awesome job! I can’t imagine taking that on. Would never have expected the results you got.
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That looks great. How heavy is the cooktop?
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Bravo - glad to see this whole project come to fruition! I say we name it: "The Original Titchstone".



Has a nice ring to it, it does...
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