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Old December 2nd, 2011, 06:47 PM
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Has anyone ever come up with a good use for a crapped out gas BBQ? I have one of those big four burner things in stainless that the burners, shelids, and regulator are all toast but it still seems like such a waste to turf it. It will be replaced in spring but before I take a grinder to it to make it garbage pick-up size... any options?
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I say scrap it but dont give it to the trash guy post it on Craigs list under scrappers and put it back into the system.
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Turn it into a charcoal grill. Put some brackets on the inside to suspend a coal grate, plug to holes in the bottom and make a couple of closable vents.
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Bryan,
We took a junk one and made a 10 gallon syrup canner.
I had a stainless pan the was a close fit. Had a fitting welded to one corner.
I did have to buy a new burner. 10 years and its still working.
Some pictures on the web sit I think?
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Thanks Chris! I knew I had seen some photos somewhere of a recycled barbecue but couldn't remember what it was used for.
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Bryan what did you decide to make out of the SS sheets? Anything that you can snap some pistures of?
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I used the burners, wheels and some of the frame work from an old Weber gas grill to make a finisher. W F Mason built the pan for me. It is on the left in this picture.

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We also have an old one turned into a charcoal grill
works great
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New burners, shields and regulator should cost less than a new grill, and away you go, getting your money's worth out out of the stainless. Or craigslist it for someone who's willing to put the work and new parts into it. If you're just going to junk it and buy a whole new one, don't bother with stainless for the new one. IMHO.

Turning it into a charcoal grill also works, and tastes better, though it takes a little longer to start - not as long as you think if you think charcoal comes in briquettes - get some real charcoal (or make some) and you'll find it lights a whole lot faster than that pressed coal dust...random chunks that you can still see growth rings in, not square, heavy things that don't like to light and leave a bunch of ash.
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