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About underthehood

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  • Birthday 10/24/1951

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    Fishing, Cooking/Grillin' and Chillin', Wrenching on cars, Finding bargains. Enjoying my grand son.

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  1. Where All The Flowers (posters) Gone?

    Oh yeah you guys are getting nailed pretty bad out east. Funny Alaska is almost "tropical" and here it's supposed to be spring. Go figure. I think it was 2 weeks ago I was sitting on pins and needles. We had something like 8 or 9" rain in a matter of hours. Yard looked like a small lake, culverts running so hard it sounded like rapids on a river. Last night a blast of snow and cold again. Ugh. I want to get my boat up to the main garage and get it ready for some spring fishing. Yard too muddy though
  2. Where All The Flowers (posters) Gone?

    I bought 2 grills recently. Got a Genesis Silver B (I think) Natural Gas in darn near mint condition for $25 and just yesterday I bought a Genesis Silver A (2 burner LP) in good to decent shape for $35 which I am going to refurbish and gift to a friend. Otherwise around here it's been a horrid winter for grilling. November though the early part of December we had wonderful weather and thought we were going to have another no snow mild winter........................................WRONG! All hell broke loose just before Christmas and it's been bad since. Used my Summit for only like the 4th time all winter a couple days ago. Otherwise I have been "grilling" indoors on my Lodge Cast Iron dual burner size grill/griddle. Or I have been subbing my little Q220 here and there but with things being so cold, icy and snowy all year even then not too much because I didn't want to put a car out to use the grill in the garage. Things starting to get a little better but weather reports indicating we'll be back to January weather all week (bitter cold, ice and snow) sooooooooooooooo SICK of this weather.
  3. New Summit in 2018?

    Even if it's not Black & Decker perhaps we can agree that the new management company is making decidedly bad moves. IMO taking almost all manufacturing to China IMO this indicates the management has "sold out" and is simply banking on the "name" to make profits. IMO the products began severely dropping in quality over the last 7 years or so. They are simply taking the company down the same path that all the other quality name brands we had have gone i.e. DuCane, Charmglow, CharBroil and so on just to name a few.
  4. New Summit in 2018?

    Sorry you seem kinda pi$$ed. If I made a mistake sorry. Just don't wanna go down the argument road. Have a great day. If I am wrong than Mea Culpa.
  5. New Summit in 2018?

    It's the same controlling company according to business reports I have read. I simply used B&D as meaning all in the same bed so to speak. Now if this company is not the same as the one controlling Black & Decker THEN I stand corrected. But from my readings and understanding BDT Capitol is the same one that controls B&D.
  6. Jenn Air BBQ grill wont get hot

    Honestly there is hot and there is HOT. There really is no need for 700. In a grill all that heat is coming from underneath and if you try to sear say a steak at that you get instant inferno. Even on my old Summit 450 the temp gauge never really gets higher than 450 to 475 or so and I can get my steaks good and crusty with a rare interior.
  7. Jenn Air BBQ grill wont get hot

    My understanding is that some of those models have enough "ventilation" that they do not get over 500. If it has a built in regulator then it most definitely is a NG grill. For your safety LEAVE THE REGULATOR ALONE btw. I cannot stress that enough. From what I have read on some old forums those grills will burn through or melt down if you try to modify them hotter. Also the thermometer itself may be faulty. Bottom line I think your grill is operating as designed
  8. New member, greeting from Alabama

    Hi back
  9. Costco Prime Brisket

    I would kill for a Costco where I live. I'm stuck with Sam's
  10. New Summit in 2018?

    Those bottom deflectors are not exposed to direct flame (as long as you keep the grill clean LOL). While the others are exposed directly to flame and potentially burn through as you have seen
  11. DOes anyone know anything about this?

    Well I went to look at it yesterday. The burners were original cast iron "U" shaped. Sadly the guy who has it was using it and it had a horrible (grease I am assuming) fire. The fire was so bad it melted the cooking grates (heavy 3/8" rods!) melted the manifold and valves it was REALLY sad. My estimate is that by the time everything would get replaced/rebuilt it would be WELL over $700 to $900 in parts. I have never seen anything so bad. Externally it was gorgeous. So so sad
  12. DOes anyone know anything about this?

    Yeah oddly the model number does not correspond to anything on GrillParts as Frontgate but it does correspond to an actual Viking though the badge on the grill says Frontgate by Viking. Specifically I was looking into perhaps picking it up for a song BUT in doing my research I see 2 different types of burners for it. One type..........$165 ea the other $35 ea. HUGE difference. Guy selling it says it needs burners to his belief and he thought the previous owner had installed some type of "generic" so I find a bit of a quandary.
  13. This https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/for/d/viking-frontgate-natural-gas/6279302437.html is a CL ad I have been watching and in contact with the guy. I cannot find any real info about this Viking "Frontgate" line. It looks to be orphaned so I have no idea about burners, heat tents, grates or anything. Anyone here know much if anything? Thanks!
  14. Smoked chicken: to oil or not to oil?

    It's my understanding that oil helps smoke adhere to it
  15. Weber genesis gold B NG to LP

    DO NOT even try to remove the bolts inside the fire box. They were never designed to come out. They're only job is as locators not as fasteners. When you remove the manifold the burners slide out from under the bolts (screws) inside the fire box and to the right. They slide in the same way. The bolts that hold in the manifold can and do come out (sometimes not easy) but with patience, love and lots of penetrating oil (my favorite is PBlaster) they will come out. Once they're out find yourself new ones made from stainless steel. Any hardware store will carry them then also go to an auto parts store and get a tube of Never Seize (a small tube will last nearly a lifetime). Coat the threads of the new screws with this prior to reinstalling. If they should break carefully drill them out but DO NOT use a punch or impact the fire box. After the many years and heat cycles the cast aluminum will be VERY brittle and it will shatter like glass (don't ask me how I know this LOL). You'll find some good tips here https://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?69605-From-Drab-to-Fab-Putting-together-a-quot-How-To-quot-Restoration-Guide Here is another very useful video. The guy who made it used instructions and supply list I supplied to him and was able to provide the video http://virtualwebergasgrill.com/2017/05/cleaning-lubricating-weber-gas-grill-valves/#more-2000 Look through these resources and follow the advice in them and you'll have yourself a fine cooking machine