burner from Amazon. It required some minor assembly.
I checked Home Depot for a new heat shield. They had 3 different ones in stock and they were all 18" long. That wouldn't work for a 26" grill. So I had to go to Lowes. They had a heat shield that would work for me. (I'd add a link, but I can't find what I bought on their web site. It was $12.99.)
I got a new warming rack from Amazon and a new push button ignitor (for ~$10 at Lowes).
The last thing I did was paint the exterior of the grill with some high temperature spray paint.
|Here it is fired up and working.|
I don't know about the new ignitor. It didn't light the grill the first few times I attempted to use it. So I had to re-adjust it several times before it finally worked. When I tried it again later I almost lost my eyebrows. So the verdict is still out. I may just continue to light the thing with a lighter. We've been doing that ever since the last ignitor quit working a few years ago.
In total I spent around $80. I could have done it for a lot less by just replacing the burner. But I figure if I'm going do do something, I might as well do it right. I still spent less than I would have on a new grill, and with any luck these updates will last us another 3-5 years or more.
I have a feeling that we'll be using it again real soon.