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Jacket 04-20-2013 09:17 AM

Can I fix this?
 
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Top to a Weber camping grill. Cracked as seen in the pics. Are these tips made out of iron? Steel?

MDH33 04-20-2013 09:23 AM

I would bet it's cast aluminum. Maybe see if you can order the part separately? Dang, did you drive over it? :confused:

treerootCO 04-20-2013 10:55 AM

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baja1d 04-20-2013 10:57 AM

Stick a magnet on it. If it sticks, weld it!

Jacket 04-20-2013 12:26 PM

I know I can buy a new top, but that's 45 bones id rather spend on hookers and gin. The top is not steel, and its too light to be iron, so Martin you are probably correct. it's cracked on both ends so at this point I don't think repairing it is reasonable. :(

I don't really know what happened. It's been up on a shelf in the garage all winter, but this morning it was upside down on the ground. Ghosts I guess...

rover67 04-21-2013 07:43 AM

i could try to weld it for you if you want.

clean it up real well and bring it over. i have had decent luck welding cast Al in the past.

nakman 04-21-2013 08:22 PM

You could JB weld it maybe? Or drill holes and bolt on a splint. Can you tweak it back to close up the gap?

Jacket 04-21-2013 09:19 PM

I thought about JB Weld too. It would be ugly, but might work. But every time I try to jimmy it and line up the crack it just seems to crack even more. It's pretty messed up... I'll probably just use it through Moab and then get a new lid before summer.

60wag 04-22-2013 08:33 AM

Drill a small hole (1/8") at the end of the crack to keep it from cracking further.

Welding it would be interesting but a Q&D fix would be to bolt a scab plate to it and get back to cooking.

rover67 04-22-2013 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by 60wag (Post 231467)
Drill a small hole (1/8") at the end of the crack to keep it from cracking further.

Welding it would be interesting but a Q&D fix would be to bolt a scab plate to it and get back to cooking.

I like the scab plate idea.

that'd be an easy at home fix and it'd look super cool all Frankenstein like.


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