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#1 User is offline   PlatMan 

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:50 AM

I am new to this forum, but I have a question for anyone out there who could help. I have two Weber charcoal grills. I am thinking about trying to convert one to a LP grill so I can build a "cart" in which I could put both of them into and have the luxury of a charcoal and a gas grill. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Any plans on how to convert one of the Webers to a gas grill?

If I am out of my BBQ mind, someone please tell me, because I can really see this in my mind's eye. Thanks for any help, directions or suggestions.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:30 PM

View PostPlatMan, on Jan 4 2010, 09:50 AM, said:

I am new to this forum, but I have a question for anyone out there who could help. I have two Weber charcoal grills. I am thinking about trying to convert one to a LP grill so I can build a "cart" in which I could put both of them into and have the luxury of a charcoal and a gas grill. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Any plans on how to convert one of the Webers to a gas grill?

If I am out of my BBQ mind, someone please tell me, because I can really see this in my mind's eye. Thanks for any help, directions or suggestions.

Welcome PlantMan
You mean well , but yes you are out of your mind :)
Not really
But what you want to do cant be done charcoal to gas. You can however go the other way.
The reason you cant go charcoal to gas is because of how Weber gas grills are made. You could do it without Weber parts but that would really be a waste.
What you might want to do however is get a Weber Q 200 series grill and put that in a cart to be next to your charcoal grill.

If you didnt have a grill at all then I would tell you to get a Char-Broil Duo grill.
It is actually designed to be a charcoal grill on one side, a gas grill on the over side and it also has a real full size smoker chamber to boot

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

View PostPlatMan, on Jan 4 2010, 06:50 AM, said:

I am new to this forum, but I have a question for anyone out there who could help. I have two Weber charcoal grills. I am thinking about trying to convert one to a LP grill so I can build a "cart" in which I could put both of them into and have the luxury of a charcoal and a gas grill. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Any plans on how to convert one of the Webers to a gas grill?

If I am out of my BBQ mind, someone please tell me, because I can really see this in my mind's eye. Thanks for any help, directions or suggestions.

Im with Ronald, you most likely could find some internals from a LP grill and rig them into your weber. but it would be cheaper to just buy a good little grill and marry that up to your coal grill, the Weber Ronald mentioned is a great grill and has a fantastic warranty. then you could start brain storming some good grill recipes :)

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:08 PM

charcoal is great. i got back into it this year and love it. my wife wonders why i had to buy a new NG BBQ if all we needed was a $10 Kijiji Kettle.

anyway, it's nice to have both. they are both great for different applications.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:09 AM

View PostPlatMan, on Jan 4 2010, 08:50 AM, said:

I am new to this forum, but I have a question for anyone out there who could help. I have two Weber charcoal grills. I am thinking about trying to convert one to a LP grill so I can build a "cart" in which I could put both of them into and have the luxury of a charcoal and a gas grill. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Any plans on how to convert one of the Webers to a gas grill?

If I am out of my BBQ mind, someone please tell me, because I can really see this in my mind's eye. Thanks for any help, directions or suggestions.


There is a product I have seen that are a set of rounded burners placed inside a weber kettle and effectively makes it a gas kettle. Darn if I can't remember where I saw these. Looked pretty cool though
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:12 AM

View Postunderthehood, on Jan 31 2010, 07:09 AM, said:

There is a product I have seen that are a set of rounded burners placed inside a weber kettle and effectively makes it a gas kettle. Darn if I can't remember where I saw these. Looked pretty cool though


this guy is located in south africa butt he has a product on the web to
convert the weber kettle to propain without drillin any holes

check out the video

www.gasbraai.co.za/
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:34 AM

View Postold_grouch, on Jan 31 2010, 08:12 AM, said:

this guy is located in south africa butt he has a product on the web to
convert the weber kettle to propain without drillin any holes

check out the video

www.gasbraai.co.za/


Looks interesting but not the one I saw
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:39 PM

View PostPlatMan, on Jan 4 2010, 10:50 AM, said:

I am new to this forum, but I have a question for anyone out there who could help. I have two Weber charcoal grills. I am thinking about trying to convert one to a LP grill so I can build a "cart" in which I could put both of them into and have the luxury of a charcoal and a gas grill. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? Any plans on how to convert one of the Webers to a gas grill?

If I am out of my BBQ mind, someone please tell me, because I can really see this in my mind's eye. Thanks for any help, directions or suggestions.


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