I got tired of rebuilding my gas grill and I decided to make a lifetime
Looking at my old $100 Aluminum bodied unit, I discovered that the
shell was fine, the guts all rusted out, and the only thing worth
saving on the rusted out table were the plastic wheels.
OK. First I scavaged around for some 2x4's.
I built a 2x4 grill stand using 3 - 2x4's across the top as
Made the legs nice and tall for ease of use, and a 2x4 shelf
below for the gas tank.
I used 2 pieces of 1" square tubing about 10" long to make a
pair of bases for the shell.
One 1/4 - 20 bolt through the tubing and a few #10 sheet metal
screws to the wood below and she was mounted to the stand.
Next the burner. Using a 15" length of 1" square tubing, I welded the
ends closed. (I cut a ~1" slot with an angle grinder and bent the flap
to the bottom and welded it.)
I drilled a series of 1/16" holes about 1/2" apart for the flame.
Below the flame holes and off a little to one side, I cut a 1/2" hole
and I welded a piece of bicycle handlebar tubing with the bend.
Done! Just drop the burner through the hole in the bottom and wire on
the original gas valve outlet.
For a 'flavorizer' I bought a slotted broiler pan insert at Goodwill
for $0.79 and cut it to size and sheet metal screwed the 2 pieces
Added the plastic wheels and it was complete.
Painted all the parts black and it looks great and cooks better than
the original settup.
The 2x4's should last a lifetime and so will the aluminum.
The burner should outlast 4 or 5 tinny ones.
It could also be made from black 1/2" pipe nipples and a 'T'.
Do you think that plans for this would sell?
16 years ago