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They are solid one piece on a Genesis 1000. Not sure about the two burners.
I haven't yet, no. Not sure best move. I do have some older durawood planks that are still straight I could replace, but would want to get the shield up first, which brings me to this...So I find myself thinking...what reason would someone have to leave that part off during assembly? Another thought would be that Weber started offering the Durawood tables before it was known that the tables would warp if placed too close to the cookbox, and that bracket was an afterthought, so some grills in the field didn't have it. Regardless, my 1998 Platinum I has the bracket, but I don't put too much faith in it, because the bracket gets hotter than the blazes, too...I still keep my Durawood well away from the cookbox.
Did you get your bowed Durawood straightened out? I wonder if a heat gun would help.
You can try drilling it out, start with a small drill bit and work your way up.I haven't yet, no. Not sure best move. I do have some older durawood planks that are still straight I could replace, but would want to get the shield up first, which brings me to this...
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Bolt has snapped off in the cook box, so no way to attach the shield. Any thoughts on getting out? Started to drill, but wasn't making progress.
To add to what Bruce said, the reason it is recommended that you use a center drill is because it is rigid, stiff, and doesn't tend to flex and "walk" when starting a hole like the corresponding drill of its size.Yah, I agree.
Basically, grind the stuff flat and use one of these to start the hole to drill it out:
Then drill it out starting with a 1/8" bit (high quality) and take it slow. Then progress up in bit size until you get it fully drilled out.
Wow, not a tool guy, eh? Well, got 'er done, just the same...many times, that broken bolt will know when its met its match and just fall out at some point, which sounds like its happened. The rest is just cleanup.Well, I didn't have a torch, center punch, or center drill, nor whatever is required to grind down flat, so just attacked the bastard w/ drill bits.
Stayed low and slow. Managed to drill all the way through up to 5/32", which caused the fossilized bolt/nut that was protruding into the fire box to finally fall off.
Now I think I just need to keep drilling through up to 1/4" in order to fit a shiny new stainless bolt in there.
If the tool world is anything like the outdoors world, there's lots of weekend warriors w/ a million tools and no idea what to do w/ them.I have always said, a good mechanic with an average set of tools will always outdo an average mechanic with a good set of tools. It's not the tool, it's the guy using it.
McGuyver is my hero.