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My Weber is Looking a Bit Sad

By ramblingted - 14 October 2009 14

With the promise of summer around the corner, I checked out the old weber kettle recently, only to discover that the a socket on the body of the beast into which one of the legs slots has almost come adrift….as the sudden collapse of said weber and the deposition of hot coals and chicken  onto thighs of gathered guests is not a cheery thought , I guess it should get fixed.  The Weber people (funnily enough) suggest buying a new one, but we’ve been through a lot together and I can’t just let it go because of one small but potentially lethal fault…

So, does anyone know where I can get a little bit of welding/soldering done (if you can you do that on enamelled steel)? to put the smile back on its face?

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My Weber is Looking a Bit Sad
Ceej1973 2:44 pm 29 Oct 09

montana said :

Ceej1973 said :

He looked pretty happy on the TV this morning after winning the GP !

umm its not even spelt the same way

Gee. I wonder if my thread was meant to be a subtle joke! Different humour I guess!

montana 2:19 pm 29 Oct 09

how old is your weber kettle?

you probably got the duluxe ones with built in lid holder, thermostat and wooden handles. they dont make them like they used to hey?

no wonder you dont want to part with it.

montana 2:18 pm 29 Oct 09

Ceej1973 said :

He looked pretty happy on the TV this morning after winning the GP !

umm its not even spelt the same way

Ceej1973 9:52 am 19 Oct 09

He looked pretty happy on the TV this morning after winning the GP !

ramblingted 8:47 pm 15 Oct 09

Thanks all for the suggestions…and by the promise of summer, I mean the 26 degrees the BoM are assuring us will arrive next week..now, where did I put the Pimm’s….

S4anta 2:48 pm 15 Oct 09

Kramer said :

…so you must be in far, far north Canberra…

Or the Kaleen/Giralang area where ACT’s glorious leader is, and the sun he was seeing was the one that said glorious leader believes shines out his bum!

Kramer 2:41 pm 15 Oct 09

Weld, rivet and bolt – then it will be better than new (after a quick coat of fireproof paint too). If it hadn’t been so miserable outside I would have prepped by bbq for the summer too (so you must be in far, far north Canberra).

GnT 11:23 am 15 Oct 09

The funniest thing about this story is the first 8 words. Are you living in a different city from me?

neanderthalsis 10:34 am 15 Oct 09

Drill and rivet/bolt might be the way to go. Cheaper too and should only take a few minutes to fix.

andym 9:10 am 15 Oct 09

These guys do little welding jobs
http://www.tuggeranongmetalcentre.com.au/

Pesty 7:22 am 15 Oct 09

Welding won’t work, there will be too much rust. As Fisho suggested, making up a plate and rivetting may work, go with “pop” rivets using washers, but if it’s that rusty refer back to Fisho second comment!

Fisho 8:35 pm 14 Oct 09

Drill holes, tinmans rivets, whack with hammer, job done.

Or better yet, ditch the Weber and get a Brinkman. Or if you print your own money, http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_10206648_325009001_325000000_325009000_325-9-1

basspro also has some *decent* cold + hot weather gear that cyclists can wear when blocking lanes due to broken glass and looking at ducks who are wondering what the thuggeranong police cars are doing. http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_62892_475001002_475000000_475001000?cmCat=CROSSSELL_HOMEPAGE
Realtree camo. It’s the new black.

thomped2 8:30 pm 14 Oct 09

shurely you can, if you can get these new car panels (i swear they are thinner than a 5$ note) welded then it can be done.
there are a couple of companies around that specify in just welding maybe have a talk to them.

old canberran 5:51 pm 14 Oct 09

Garage sales are an excellent source for Webers. You can probably pick one up for less than $10. We did.

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