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About dwost

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    Huron, Ohio
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    European cars, skiing, home theater, landscaping, home remodeling, gardening, kayaking, boating anything outdoors!!!

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  1. dwost

    Forum Closing

    Wow, that is some sad news Don but totally understand. While I'm not nearly as active as I used to be, I still love stopping in to see what everyone is up to and how they are progressing with their projects and great BBQ! I wish you the best and sincere thanks to ALL the great people who made this forum so amazing!!! Cheers, Don Wostmann
  2. dwost

    Some updates and photos

    Very nice!! Looking great as usual. I too did the exact same thing years ago on my JA with the "no flare squares" They worked well but I found with the amount of heat my burners were putting out (it was modded) they simply would turn into dust after a full season of grilling. It became a huge mess to clean up all the pieces, replace the lower grate to hold them, and all new bricks. I went back to using the standard tamers but I echo your finding as it created a very nice, even heat and help with flareups. Overall a great mod if you don't mind some upkeep.
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    Give GrillServices a call and see if they can get it. There is also a sale running on replacement parts. http://www.grillservices.com/contact-us/ I did a quick search and only found a couple sites that had them at the price you mentioned but calling Nexgrill directly may be your best bet.
  4. dwost

    Any thoughts on a Kitchenaid grill?

    Hi Carolyn, The grill you are referring to is made by Nexgrill. http://www.shopnexgrill.com/ They OEM most grills for the large box retailers under various names. If you search on my name you will see that I'm one of the first members on this forum and took a chance on purchasing a "Chinese" built grill. I've done extensive mods to it and it is still covered under a lifetime warranty and performs flawlessly. The company had CS issues at the start but they are now a reputable mfg with full support and parts availability. I'm not going to deep end on this but it's a lot of bang for the buck. My grill still has a full lifetime warranty and I typically get replacement tamers and grates annually without question and only pay shipping. Mine also has cast stainless burners which are very hard to find now. Unfortunately the new grills don't come with this extensive warranty, they are now around 3 years. After 10 years of hard service mine is about worn out. If I could find an exact model I'd buy it again but that is doubtful. I may pick up one of the Sam's Club models and give it a shot. I'm only hoping to get a few years out if it until I finish the outdoor kitchen and then will upgrade to a Lynx or similar. Don't get me wrong, there are many grills that will outperform it but not at that price point.
  5. dwost

    Just an observation

    Not me, I'm of Gen X era doing all I can to retire before I'm 50 so I can start posting on the forums again! lol
  6. dwost

    Just an observation

    LOL just like old times!!
  7. dwost

    Just an observation

    Hey Elliot, I totally agree. I'm one of the originals on here and I too have watched the posts diminish over the years. I'm also guilty as charged.... life, kids and everything else have absorbed all my time! I'm happy to report it's ALL been good changes but it has left me with minimal time to post on all things grill related! I'm also happy to report that my JA is still burning strong! I still place my order annually to get a new set of tamers, grates, etc.. and I still receive them at no charge except shipping. This generation of grills was and probably will be the last of the great bargains out there. I will say it has taken a back seat as my wife surprised me with a BGE this past father's day and that is primarily what we use now. Still a place for them both but it's sharing duty for sure. I too hope everyone is well and I'll do my best to stop in more frequently! Cheers, Don
  8. dwost

    Main burners for 720-0163

    Good to know, I still have another set of cast stainless in wait until I have to retire mine. I was one of the original guys to do the swap to stainless WAY back when they were having the warping issues. I'm past the 5 year mark and they are still fine. I'm still completely shocked this grill is running strong. Every year I get new flame tamers and grates and they still honor the warranty and I only pay for shipping. I totally agree, the old models were hard to beat. I've more than paid for the grill in free parts. Happy grilling!
  9. dwost

    Jenn-Air Mods and Pictures

    I agree, however, I've experimented a lot with the screw and on the cast burners it makes no difference whether it's there or not.
  10. dwost

    Jenn-Air Mods and Pictures

    Welcome to the forums! It's the screw located on the side of the cast burners. I'm not sure if your burners have this or not. It really doesn't do anything as I've found out over the years. Mine are totally removed at this point.
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  12. dwost

    720-0061LP Brass Burners Cooked?

    Nice to hear you are back in business! Man, after looking through these pics I must be one of the fortunate ones. I (like Bluesin) am going on year #3 and my burners look/work great. I too was able to persuade them into sending me the cast SS ones after I went through 2 sets of brass from the original warping issues in 2004/2005. Mine clean up great after hitting them with a power washer. The channel has never closed and I have absolutely NO scaling. The grates on the other hand did need replacing after about 2 years of heavy use. I've received a set and have another one on order for backup. Everything else is holding up great. The only other item that I've noticed corrosion is the piece that holds the igniter to the valve. One of mine has broken but I was able to secure it with some SS wire. They still start up fine but they will need to be replaced in the nearterm. I can't complain, 5th year of hard grilling without replacement.
  13. dwost

    Jenn-Air Mods and Pictures

    No doubt, I have to agree Eric I'm sure they cruise the boards. I belong to several other forums as well for other interests of mine and I know for a fact that many of the mfg have people that are on the site. Some are active, asking questions, request feedback, etc... and others are silent parnters monitoring the content. I do hope that we have helped them improve on their design and will continue to do so. I know there were a couple of folks from Nexgrill that were active members on "the grilling web" but that site has really slowed down since many have ended up on here Gotta love it, keep up the great work folks, we may have some free grills coming our way!!! LOL Don
  14. dwost

    Jenn-Air Mods and Pictures

    Thanks for the kind words. I have to take my hat off to several others on here as well as they have come up with some great designs. Through this community hopefully the OEM's will take note and adjust their designs. Wouldn't it be nice if they gave us some test models to use and report back the findings THAT would be much better than a patent!! LOL Thanks again and I'm glad this helped you out. Don
  15. dwost

    jenn air (Lowes) vs Ducane (home depot)

    Totally agree, I do the same. Throw in a few chunks when doing burgers, chicken and steak give it that good "outdoorsy" flavor