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    Do the inserts in that thread go into the ends of the steel tubing???

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    Bruce,
    That they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier G View Post
    No, Jeff, that was not the thread, but as usual, your solution is simpler and more elegant than what I had in mind.

    I never woulda thunk threaded square tube inserts were a thing. Just ordered off McMaster.

    I owe you a beer!
    Which part number did you use at McMaster?
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    Yah, that is a grate piece of info. Thanks. It could be the saving grace for many a weber frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKim in MA View Post
    Which part number did you use at McMaster?
    The ones I ordered were 2417T27.

    I'll post pics when they arrive on Friday. I am curious if it mounts flush to the tube end or if anything sticks out. Don't order em yet!

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    Figured I'd post up some pics of the the square tube nuts that I have. I also picked up that Fourney 1"X1" square tube today.The tube nuts are a little different looking than the ones Xavier ordered from McMaster but they'll both accomplish the same thing.

    Here is the tube length without the tube nut installed-



    With the tube nut installed-



    A shot of the top side and underside of the tube nuts on the square tubing-



    The actual thickness of the tube nut-



    Jeff

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    precision!

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    THEY ARE PERFECT !

    I can recommend this option as a solution for anyone, expecially since Jeff's guy fell off Ebay.

    These look almost exactly the same and are sent with all the love you have come to expect from McMaster.








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    Sweet!

    Think of how many Weber Grills will be saved from the local scrapyard with this simple as well as inexpensive fix.

    Jeff

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    Xavier and Jeff, thanks for the pics and the part numbers regarding the square tubing and the threaded inserts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier G View Post
    -Discovered the lx horizontal frame bottom bars have the end cap boltholes rusted out (the ones IN the tube ends, bars themselves are fine), so now that's on hold
    I am currently rehabbing a Genesis 1000 with the rusty cross frame AND its horizontal frame bars also have the end cap boltholes rusted out.

    It just happens that McMaster 2417t27 inserts are also great for the lower horizontal frame bars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier G View Post
    The ones I ordered were 2417T27.
    As for the cross frame piece, I cut off the rusted section with a hacksaw this evening. I'm using a 1.25" square tubing section from a Genesis grill frame that I sent to the crusher earlier this summer (I kept one of the lower frame pieces).

    McMaster also sells 1.25" square tubing threaded inserts that uses 1/4-20 threads: 2417T61

    Here's a mock-up of how the scavenged frame piece looks like on my Genesis 1000 frame (sorry for the poor lighting):



    Here's a 2nd mockup:


    I need to do some additional grinding for that replacement piece to fit well, but it's going to look nearly factory when it's all done.

    If anyone wants a new piece of 1.25" square tubing for the cross frame piece, Home Depot sells a 6-foot section for $25, and Forney sells a 3-ft section too for about the same price, part number 49529.
    Last edited by JKim in MA; 08-31-2017 at 07:12 AM.
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