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Rescued, Weber 22 1/2" Bar-B-Kettle / Bad Ass Tailgating Weber

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Rescued, this Weber 22 1/2" Bar-B-Kettle from a neighbors trash a couple of years ago. I have been using it as a red neck fire pit.

 

 

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You can see why I gave this old timer little chance of be any this other than fire pit, with the extra hole from where the leg socket had rusted off.

 

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I almost gave up on her more than once, but couldn't commit the sin of sending her to the dump to rust away.

 

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After spending many hours of deep though sitting in the bathroom, don’t lol, some of my best ideas have come sitting there. I though I can fix though hole with some pop riveted patches and some stove sealant.

 

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I thought about buying a set of leg for a WSM, but at $40 that was more than I wanted to spend on the piece of trash. O I'm sorry I mean this neglected cooker of days pass. Then I remember I had aluminum straps in the corner of the garage that I saved from some cubicles that we trash at work 6 or 7 years ago.

 

I got the torch out and started bending them.

 

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Not perfect but close enough.

 

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I used a floor jack to set the height and level this neglected cooker of day’s pass. then I placed the legs and mark the mounting holes.

 

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This neglected cooker of days pass, was starting to show some live.

 

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If nothing else I had a classy Red Neck Fire Pit.

 

 

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I started to think, maybe this neglected cooker of days pass may have some cooking left in her. I figured after the years of neglect she deserved another chance, and bought her a SS flip side grill.

 

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At this point I knew this neglected cooker of days pass had many more years to live.

 

I clean up the rust and touched her up with some high temp paint. Made her a second side handle, Added new wood handle cover, buff her out and gave those sexy new leg a high temp painting.

 

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She returned the love by cooking some nice steaks.

 

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So just remember one mans trash, is another mans cooker.

 

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Maybe I should try a pulled pork pizza, cooked on my Bad Ass Tailgating Weber..

 


Edited by Tom C - 10/1/11 at 6:57pm
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Wow -- Great Save. !!
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That's totally awesome!

 

You ought to send Weber some photo's!

 

I bet they would be impressed!

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Like Al said - send this info to Weber!  I would think they would reward such dedication in some way or another.  Nice job on that!

 

 

John

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GREAT Save!


Todd

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Nice find!!!

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Nice rehab! I'd be willing to bet that your weber is at least 30 years old. Mine is @ 26yrs old and those bottom vents were part of the original weber design. After a few years they went to the butterfly style bottom vent. Again like Al said..... send pics to Weber.....never know!

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Nice rehab! I'd be willing to bet that your weber is at least 30 years old. Mine is @ 26yrs old and those bottom vents were part of the original weber design. After a few years they went to the butterfly style bottom vent. Again like Al said..... send pics to Weber.....never know!


As I say it was very neglected, the date codeon her is ER = 1996 I think.

 

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Wow...thats awesome, a portable full size Weber. Nice work.

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Man if you didn't live 12 hours away...I'd drive my old girl over for a, Daily Constitutional Conjured Facelift...JJ

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Real cool!

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As I say it was very neglected, the date codeon her is ER = 1996 I think.

 

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yupp ER is 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A: 1979
B: 1980
C: 1981
D: 1982
 
E: 1983
F: 1984
G: 1985
H: 1986
J: 1987
K: 1988
L: 1989
M: 1990
N: 1991
O: 1992
P: 1993
EH: 1994
EO: 1995
ER: 1996
EI: 1997
EZ: 1998
EE: 1999
DD: 2000
DA: 2001
DU: 2002
DT: 2003
DH: 2004
DO: 2005
DR: 2006
DI: 2007
DZ: 2008
DE: 2009
AD: 2010
AA: 2011
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Damn man that's a job well done right there!

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Nice save and a great project...COOL !!!   Steak Cooker !!!

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Nice save and a great project...COOL !!!   Steak Cooker !!!



Not only a steak cooker, it make a great fire pit.

 

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post #16 of 17

great save and nice build... Have fun and Happy smoking

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I just had to register on this site after reading this post,,,, I know its an old post but.... I think this is totally fantastic, I will definitely steal some1's thrown away Weber thanks to you. Hope you get many years out of it.

 

Kind regards, Craig from South Africa

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