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How To Fix An Old BBQ Grill

by The Handyguys

in Audio Podcasts


The Handyguys discuss fixing that old BBQ grill that no longer cooks as well as it should.

Does one side of your grill heat better then the other?  Does it take a long time to cook your steaks on your outdoor grill?  Don’t go out and buy a new grill… a couple new grill parts is all you need.  The Handyguys discuss how you can fix up your grill and get it working like the day you brought it home.

In addition, the handyguys discuss grill accessories such as this handy stainless steel grill set.
Webber tool kit
The Handyguys also provide some tips for purchasing a new grill. Listen to the show for their thoughts.

As for Paul’s busted down grill, he had good success getting his new burner from*.  He liked the fact that they had a phone number with real humans that you could call for service or orders.  This demonstrated their desire to ofter decent customer service. Check it out and if you do purchase from them, let them know that you heard about their store from this podcast (when I talked to them they had never heard of podcasts before).

Here are some pictures of Paul replacing his burner with new parts.  This job took less then 1 hour. You can click on the picture to see it full size.

Essentially Handyguy Paul had three primary steps. Your grill may be different.

1) Remove grates and clean everything well

Paul’s GrillRusty Grate“Flavor bars” need replaced or cleaned wellclean the grates in the sink

2) Remove Knobs, trim and gas valves

Remove knobs, trim and coverCover removed exposing gas valvesRemove the gas valves

3) Swap in new burners and re-assemble

grill_0005s.jpgReplace the burner tube

The grill now works as good as new. Last step is to clean the sink Paul.

Like new grillClean up after yourself

*This is a personal recommendation from Handyguy Paul and not a sponsored or paid referral.

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