- posted 11 years ago
I have an old gas fired table top model grill. Cast Aluminum with a
milled flat top. I've had it for fifteen years, and am unable to find
_any_ maker marks or trade marks or the like. So - I can't identify
But I like it, works well. or it worked well, till the burner
gave up. Split open. "No Problem" I'll just get a replacement. Only
the replacement is a little large, but it fits - barely. The old one
is 2 3/4 by 12 1/4 while the new one is 3 1/2 by 15 1/2. With a
little tweaking, it all went together.
But I can't get it to stay lit. Even with the regulator cranked
wide open - no joy. Least breeze seems to blow it out. I suspect
that it is set up to burn more gas than the regulator can provide.
So, I am considering options.
1) Find a proper sized one. I'm not sure where, but that seems to
be a long shot.
2) too many holes in the new burner, so plugging some of the holes
Tooth picks would work, at least at the beginning. If I had a
torch I could solder some of them closed. Maybe muffler cement and
something to hold it in place. I think duct tape isn't going to work.
So, option three: make one. Sheet metal seems to be the best
option, and if I can figure out a mandrel it might work. Hmmm -
bolt two pieces together, with a spacer ... is aircraft grade AL a
That's going to be a lot of drilling, but ...
any suggestions on how to go about this, or where I might be able to
find out more about finding Real Replacement Parts? That milled top
means I can fry onions on the top while it heats up and the burgers do
their thing, which is one reason I don't want to just run out and get