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Old 04-11-2007, 11:31 AM   #21
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Sometimes it amazes me how lackadaisical we all are (myself included) with an appliance that uses an explosive gas as fuel...
Well, after watching "Over the hedge" I got to see a propane tank used as a rocket...........
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:39 AM   #22
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Well, after watching "Over the hedge" I got to see a propane tank used as a rocket...........
Hey, my brewing system is a 7 foot high steel stand with three 175,000 BTU burners strpped to it. Pretty close to a propane rocket...
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Sometimes it amazes me how lackadaisical we all are (myself included) with an appliance that uses an explosive gas as fuel...
It only really gets fun when you use to power the turkey fryer and throw 5 gallons of boiling oil into the mix.

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Must be the pressure regulator............hard to fix??
Mine was easy to fix - unscrew the old one - screw the new one in.
Weber had mine for $29.99 (I bought it cheaper on eBay)
http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/shop/pr...ProductID=1022
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Gas pressure regulators are difficult to repair and should not be attempted. However replacement is easy, as mentioned they screw on but keep in mind that you should use a white compound that seals the thread to prevent leaks. The white thick product with a nickname gunk can be purchased at Home Depot and other hardware outlets. Once the regulator has been replaced, it is VERY important to check for leaks. Use a spray bottle with a mixture of water and soap and while there is pressure in the lines spray all the joints and check for bubbles. Do this procedure several times to be absolutely sure there are no leaks. If you do find a leak shut everything down immediately and retighten or reinstall depending on how severe the leak is. Then repeat the process until there are no more leaks.

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I also have a vintage genesis type Weber gas grill. Its the 900LP circa 1996. Still pegs the temp gauge.

But each year I faithfully swab out the manifold assembly and crossover tubes. Just cleaning the outside doesn't cut it. Are the spider stopper guards still in place?

Still in trouble? PM me and I'll send you the maint. manual.





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Spider stopper guides?
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Spider stopper guides?
I must be dumb, but wouldn't a little dose of 450 degree heat kind of "incinerate" the spiders??

Or are we talking tarantulas
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Nope. The plastic screens are far from the flames. Spider webs (anything) in the manifold retard the fuel flow - its a bad thing.
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