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looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2024 8:41 am
by Wono
Hey guys

First I wanna say hello to everyone I'm new to the Aussie BBQ group.

I am restoring a Red L model (1989) Weber and I'm looking for a part for it the Temperature gauge/mount for it. Just wondering if anyone known's were can I buy one.

In The picture I'm after the closest Temperature gauge.

Thanks


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Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2024 6:59 pm
by Lovey
G'day Wono and welcome.
In relation to the part that you're seeking, I don't know sorry. If you're on facebook, there's a very knowledgable group called 'Weber Kettle Club Australia" who might be able to help you out.
All the best,
Steve.

Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2024 4:03 pm
by Wono
thanks Steve have posted a few on Facebook and rang Weber Australia no luck so far hard part to find.

Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:30 pm
by Davo
Hi Wono,

That's the same as my lid and temp gauge on my sage green Performer and I've kinda lost a screw or something but i was able to just sit it in there and it doesn't move but it's a bit loose so I try not to be too concerned about it.
It's an old system from about 2007 vintage as my Weber is.
As Lovey mentioned, the lads at Weber Kettle Club are very cluey, many are collectors.

It depends on if the kettle is going to be a collection piece or a BBQ tool, some people drill a hole in the lid and fit a better gauge in the lid but you'll have to put some tape over where you'll drill so you'll prevent cracking and splitting the enamel on the lid. I haven't bother to do that although have considered it.
I have found with my Performer, where the lid handle is welded onto the lid at the area where the temp gauge slides into the handle, has become rusted. Luckily for me, I don't live near the ocean so don't get salty breezes.

Cheers

Davo

Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:31 pm
by Wono
*Bump* still looking for the part.

thanks

Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2024 7:31 pm
by 12x7
I have that model kettle in black.

I don't think you will have much luck if the Weber forum hasn't helped you out.

Since for it's time it was a premium kettle in Weber's line-up I don't think that many would have been sold compared to the mainstream model.

Did you try posting on the US Weber forums?

I have a bad feeling that what you are looking for is now rusted away in landfill when about ten years ago people were leaving them for council clean-up.

Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2024 10:08 pm
by 12x7
Did you try here?
http://weberkettleclub.com/

Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2024 7:35 am
by Davo
Sometimes you gotta wait for another similar one to come up and grab it for parts or if it's better than the one you have, restore that one.

If you contact the American branch of the Weber Kettle club, they may have more resources to dig from.

Wish you luck.

Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:07 pm
by Wono
I have reached out to the us and the kettle club but nothing yet :( yes I think that's what I have to do is just wait for one to pop up and hopefully get it for a good price.

Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:23 pm
by Davo
Another place you can try is the Virtual Weber Bullet Bulletin Board forum......they mostly talk about the WSM smoker but there are many members who are kettle heads too. You just never know......you'll have to join their forum like you did this one and maybe do an introductory post to say G'day, but i've found these People to be very friendly and willing to help out.

https://tvwbb.com/

They have Weber Kettle section in the forum......this forum was where I was before the owner of this forum snatched me up to run this forum. Only difference is that forum still has a lot of members :lol:

Cheers

Davo

Re: looking for a part for a weber

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2024 10:34 pm
by Cobblerdave
Gday
I recon Davo could supply a simple drawing of that parts. A few dimensions and I recon you could have one made by a sheet metal worker.
Regards Dave