Help with a MOD for the gourmet/ecb

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by walking dude, May 4, 2008.

  1. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yesterday i fought trying to keep temps up allday, with the wind......but now today..........fighting to keep em low.........i finally had to place the lid half on and half off..............

    i have seen where folks have used summin like a weber control......the circle thingy.........looks like i will need to add one or two to mine, specially with summer coming up.........anyone know what they are called, so i can google it.............or know of a supply place...........this running up and down the stairs every 15 minutes to control heat for my ribs is wearing me out...........and i woke up with my back hurting as it is.......any help would be appreciated............

    thankx in advance
     
  2. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey WD...... on the parts list for my char-griller sfb they call is a damper circle....It is a circle with four triangles cut out and hole i center for screw... Similer to the weber ones.....Hope that helps......Have you looked on webers site to see is you can buy just them from there?......
     
  3. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    WD I want to add this to my Gourmet I have been lookign for a scrap grill or looking for a cheap grill....
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    there was sumone.......i think smokebuzz, called them up for parts...........they grilled him.(lol) if he owned one, and the serial number to his unit.........wanting to make sure he is a weber owner................go finger.................

    damper circle...........kewl...........tho the one's i have seen are round.......but no matter.............will google it
     
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  6. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    lol we both posted the same link at the same time.....I guess great minds think alike......
     
  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

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    hahaha.........yeap
     
  9. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Found this on www.virtualweberbullet.com ...........

    [font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica]In this case, the damper must be replaced. Order a WSM vent damper replacement kit from Weber at 800-446-1071. It consists of three dampers and fastening hardware: 1/4-20 x 5/8" truss head screws, 1/4" flat washers, and 1/4-20 inch acorn nuts.[/font]

    Try calling that number and see what happens........
     
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    thankx........but you got a better link...........or am i supposed to search for it...........?.........

    don't get me wrong............hehehe.........i can do that..........
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  12. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I posted the phone number it is 1-800-446-1071.....thats for Weber....Just ask for the WSM vent damper replacement kit.........
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    hehe........yeah.......i FINALLY fingered it out............stupid me

    thankx.......i will now call and see if i have to have my "Weber" registered

    i was hoping to find out the price ahead of time...............and shipping
     
  14. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey, WD.....keep us posted on what you find out from Weber....I'm thinkin' that might just be a mod I want to make to my ecb loaner......[​IMG][​IMG]

    I have free reign on any and all mods to this little gem....too bad it will have to go back home eventually.....[​IMG]

    L8r,
    Eric
     
  15. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    so get your arse down here and pick up the gourmet in west desmoines/urbandale.............

    pratice on the "LOANER"........hehehe.........and when you get it down, with "tweaks"............LOLOL.........then apply em to your NEW toy
     
  16. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That was part of my day's plan....but never heard back from them on the email I sent this morning......I did put the drill to the charcoal pan.....and added your damper control to the bottom.....oh and a few stray holes on the lid with a flimsy cover made from some flashing.....it's busy making some Iowa chops for me as we speak.....[​IMG]
     
  17. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    that sounds like you got it going......now you have to use it, to figure out the mods.........takes abit
     
  18. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  19. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  20. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    kookie.........i like the 4 placed srewed down cover......should help with a curved surface
     

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