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    Yah, I suppose, but I don't plan on doing any more kettles for a while. I much prefer a gasser for rehabbing.
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    Ah, Bruce, kettles can be fun, too! But, they have very little upside for flipping. Although, what you did with those grates is pretty amazing. When I caught up on this thread I assumed you just replaced them like you suggested you were planning on.

    Only suggestion is to go to Ace or somewhere and get a plastic cap for the front leg. Weber used white caps for those older models. The new ones use black which I think actually looks better. It won't cost much but gives a more finished look. Now replacing that handle will be another story. I hope you can find a bargain somehow.
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    Ace has the leg caps? Cool, I will hunt one down. Yah, I gotta get a handle. I think they are like $9 on Amazon and I should just go ahead and order one.
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    You did well Bruce! That scarring happens with the sweepers sometimes, should not be an issue.
    Grate looks dandy! I was considering tossing a couple of the older ones I have but, might just try that method!
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    You did very well and I agree, there isn’t going to be much margin in basic kettles, not like a silver B or something.
    Igot home about 4:00 so, I think I’m going to catch a little nap!
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    I need a cap for the third leg on my kettle, can anyone tell me the size that I need?
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    Bruce, it is 1". Any hardware store should have them. Ever Wally World.

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    Richard

    1", that is what I thought. THanks for the confirmation.
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    Bruce,

    Your restore looks as good as we all knew it would. We've seen your work and it's always top notch. Kettles are so basic that I think you were overcomplicating things in your head.

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    Yah, I don't know. The grill itself has some flaws that I can do nothing about and that kind of bothers me too. With a gasser I can swap out parts pretty easy.
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    Well, to be fair, you didn't exactly start with the easiest one either. Judging by the handles it looks like something in that grill went nuclear. And even with that you still managed to pull off your top shelf restoration.

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