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Charbroil RED Mystery parts What are these parts for?

#1 User is offline   Dan Winkler 

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:11 PM

Got my Charbroil RED yesterday, assembled it, used it, but still don't know what these three parts are for:

  • The chain on the left:

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  • The chain on the right:

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  • This wrench-like thing:

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Can anyone tell me what these parts are used for?
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:47 PM

View PostDan Winkler, on May 26 2008, 12:11 PM, said:

Got my Charbroil RED yesterday, assembled it, used it, but still don't know what these three parts are for:

  • The chain on the left:

    Posted Image


  • The chain on the right:

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  • This wrench-like thing:

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Can anyone tell me what these parts are used for?


Not sure about the wrench, (maybe used for a particular type gas shut-off)
I'd think the pins are for propping the hood slightly open for added ventilation.

BTW,nice choice of grill, the Red will probably be my next purchase....unless I start seeing
a bunch of negative posts like the TEC had!
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 02:06 PM

I'm also guessing the wrench type thing is for some sort of gas accessory?
As for the other two items, I believe they are for holding a match, to manually ignite the grill in case your battery dies or ignitors fail.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:02 PM

The two chains have rings on the ends to put matches in them for lighting the burners if the igniter does not work. The wrench is a mystery.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:21 PM

View PostGotGas, on May 26 2008, 02:47 PM, said:

BTW,nice choice of grill, the Red will probably be my next purchase....unless I start seeing
a bunch of negative posts like the TEC had!

GotGas,

You might want to check out this thread in it's entirety. :( http://www.bbqsource-forums.com/invboard/i...ost&p=25787

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 05:56 PM

The wrench on my CB is for tightening the wheels into the bottom of the cart (and removal).
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 06:28 PM

View PostDan Winkler, on May 26 2008, 02:11 PM, said:

Got my Charbroil RED yesterday, assembled it, used it, but still don't know what these three parts are for:

  • The chain on the left:


  • The chain on the right:


  • This wrench-like thing:



Can anyone tell me what these parts are used for?


As mentioned in the other posts, the chains are for holding matches if you need to manually light the burners.

The wrench fits the new-style propane connector that threads clockwise on the outside of the tank valve (rather than counter-clockwise on the inside of the valve; you know ... the one that is only supposed to hand-tightened). Char-Broil had been including them with grills for several years.

On some models they can also be used as a caster wrench.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:08 PM

The wrench is for something that's supposed to be hand tightened? So that means you wouldn't use the wrench for tightening. Perhaps you'd use it for loosening if the connector were too tight to do by hand due to a temperature change? Could it be the wrench is meant only for loosening?
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:19 PM

View PostDan Winkler, on May 26 2008, 08:08 PM, said:

The wrench is for something that's supposed to be hand tightened? So that means you wouldn't use the wrench for tightening. Perhaps you'd use it for loosening if the connector were too tight to do by hand due to a temperature change? Could it be the wrench is meant only for loosening?


That's my thought. In fact the only time I've used it is to loosen the connector that one of my gorilla-handed friends tightened.

I usually lose the wrench anyway and rely on my trusty channel-locks when I need some mechanical advantage, but the connector never needs to be so tight that most people would need it. It did come in handy for my Mom though after my Dad died and she needed to change propane tanks while her arthritis was acting up. We hung it off the grill with a wire so it wouldn't get lost.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:38 PM

The items on chains are to hold matches to manually light your BBQ. The wrench is ONLY for tightening the casters during assembly.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 06:29 PM

View PostBeachBBQ, on May 27 2008, 01:38 PM, said:

The items on chains are to hold matches to manually light your BBQ. The wrench is ONLY for tightening the casters during assembly.


I actually used the wrench included with my RED grill the other day to close a Propane tank valve on my neighbor's tank as he hasn't been able to close it in a while due to him opening it and letting it stay open through the winter months. It worked great and loosened it right up...

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:07 PM

View PostDan Winkler, on May 26 2008, 02:11 PM, said:

Got my Charbroil RED yesterday, assembled it, used it, but still don't know what these three parts are for:

[*]This wrench-like thing:

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Can anyone tell me what these parts are used for?


The wrench can be used to tighten/loosen the wheels on the bottom shelf, but since the Red comes with the wheels preinstalled, kind of seems pointless to include it, huh?

I found it could also be used to lift/remove the cast iron grills.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:35 AM

View Postlaurelmd, on Jun 6 2008, 11:07 PM, said:

The wrench can be used to tighten/loosen the wheels on the bottom shelf, but since the Red comes with the wheels preinstalled, kind of seems pointless to include it, huh?

I found it could also be used to lift/remove the cast iron grills.



I called CB and asked what those parts were for. I got the same answers as listed above. When I mentioned that the wheels were already installed the service rep said that some people like to remove the wheels to "permanently" mount the grill somewhere.
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