Sometimes the DIY projects just aren’t that sexy, they’re downright grimy, thankless. Like this Instructable, for bringing an old gas grill back from the brink of the garbage heap. I’ve done this type of cleaning/refurbishing on grills before and it is not a lot of fun. But the results, and the pride found therein (not to mention the feeling that you’ve saved something from the indignities of the landfill), makes it worth the effort.

Gas Grill Renovation – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • digrat

    Thanks for the link! (And it WAS a grimy job!)

  • mohaned

    it very important project

  • Jack Frost

    I would have to say that you need to call a specilty grill retailer. I use whenever I have a gas grill issue and they have made my life easier.

  • GrillQueen

    Here’s an essential site for all you guys who like to repair gas grills and bbqs.
    Just about every brand and model ever made.
    Also they have free manuals available online.
    I’ve found it really useful.