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Thread: How old is your WSM?

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    Bought mine in 2005. But in 2008, I built a 13' high covered back porch that it lives under. Prior to that I kept it under the Weber cover. With no weather affecting it under the porch, it may last longer than me!!!!!
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    David Ward

    Summit S-670, Old style 18.5" WSM, Q100, Old school Weber go anywhere

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    TVWBB Gold Member Larry D.'s Avatar
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    I'd say mine is 15-17 years old. I've been on this forum since 2000 but I was cooking on a highly modified Brinkmann when I first joined. I had an 18" Weber kettle that was over 30 years old when I scrapped it due to a rusted-out leg socket.
    "If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?"
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    Reading these posts, makes me wonder how I read this forum for so long without registering to post

    I bought my WSM in late 2002, because of this site. Just always been a lurker.

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    Bought mine in 2002, original grates and rusty bolts. Mods include a notch for the thermometer and a Cajun Bandit door and latch. Occasionally a 22” kettle lid on top when its raining here—
    tom bauer
    WSM 14.5,18.5, CB22.5, SJSilver, Q220, Q300, Q320, 18.5, 22.5, Kettle

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    Mine is from 2007 and sits outdoors, with the original fitted cover (which is starting to get a bit crackly / brittle) in Wisconsin - where we probably have some of the largest extreme temperature swings of anywhere on the globe.

    The GRATES were starting to rust and had crud-buildup that was sticking to the rust - so, I replaced 'em with the Stainless Grates last year.

    Cut a small slot in the mid section for probes for my relatively new Thermoworks Smoke dual-probe and the small amount of grease-buildup around the slot is protecting the metal. (Mine was from the "Pre-Grommet" era)

    Might have to get a new cover or make a cart with casters, so that I can roll it into the garage when not using it, but not an immediate concern.

    Everything else is still fine / works great - I expect it to last for MANY more years (which is why "invested" in a WSM instead of an ECB...)
    Last edited by Ron G.; 05-29-2018 at 11:03 AM.
    Performer (Copper) 2015 / 18.5" WSM 2008 / Weber Spirit 700-LP 1995ish

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    One of my 18's is from 2011 I believe. My other 18 and 14 are from 2014. Old one's still cook just fine. I am actually looking for an older one.
    26.75" x 2, Vintage 22", 18.5" x 2, 14.5"

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