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Old 09-21-2012, 02:10 AM   #21
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Yeah, I'd thought about that but none of the Home Depots within about 20 miles even stock it at all. Plus, I'm a cheapskate and can save $4 tax. Finally, seeing FedEx or UPS pull up is the closest thing to being a kid on Christmas Day at my age....

It is good to see that two of the four reviews at Home Depot, and both of the two reviews at Amazon, are from homebrewers.

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:45 AM   #22
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They did the same thing in Texas, but I don't always get charged tax. I think it has to do with if the product ships from their Texas warehouse.

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #23
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Please let me clarify on the comment about the one with the pot being a lower BTU
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UF2zjq5fZ3c
100,000BTU plus a decent fry pot for an extra $10
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UF20u65fZ3c
Same burner less the pot

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Well you know Bill here in the southeast one can never have too many fry pots. Catfish, pork skins, frog legs, hushpuppies......Good beer eats

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Old 09-30-2012, 04:49 AM   #25
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All right, finally put this together tonight. Overall solid construction. The screws are not standard #2 phillips slot, hard to tighten and easy to strip with a standard #2 screwdriver. A #3 is what you really need, fits perfectly and you can really torque the screws down well.

For those of you that already have this cooker, I have a question about connecting the hose to the burner. The conical spring that they show going on the hose, where exactly and which way? Is it supposed to go underneath the shutter and push against the burner body, or on the end of the hose fitting and push against the outside of the shutter? Putting it on the hose seems like you can't thread the hose into the burner body very far at all, no matter which direction you orient the spring. Help!

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Old 09-30-2012, 02:27 PM   #26
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Does yours look like this? I don't have a spring on mine, but I've had it since 2009 so maybe they've changed it.

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All right, finally put this together tonight. Overall solid construction. The screws are not standard #2 phillips slot, hard to tighten and easy to strip with a standard #2 screwdriver. A #3 is what you really need, fits perfectly and you can really torque the screws down well.

For those of you that already have this cooker, I have a question about connecting the hose to the burner. The conical spring that they show going on the hose, where exactly and which way? Is it supposed to go underneath the shutter and push against the burner body, or on the end of the hose fitting and push against the outside of the shutter? Putting it on the hose seems like you can't thread the hose into the burner body very far at all, no matter which direction you orient the spring. Help!
The link to the online manual can be found here: http://images.brinkmann.net/docs/pdf/815-4005-S.pdf
On page 15 they have the spring between the hose and the burner. I guess it's to keep pressure on the hose and threads so it doesn't rattle loose and maintains a good seal. I remember it was a bit of a pain to screw it on with the spring in place when I built mine, but it's better than risking a gas leak.
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Yeah, the online manual is the same as the printed one. They've changed how the shutter mounts from the older units, now the shutter has the screws on the outside edge instead of on the face of the shutter.

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The spring seems way too long for the amount of room it needs to fill.

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Oh well, the fitting is in tight and I can rotate the shutter, so I guess it's OK. Just looks like cr#p.

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Yes.. looks the same.. cept mine doesn't have any rust on it yet
Hey man, that's not rust (at least I don't think so), it's boil over residue from last year
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Anyone know if this unit can be converted to NG?

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