help baby q please

Submitted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 13:59
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Hi all. I was hoping someone with a baby q would do me a favour. I would like to know how long it takes to reach 400 F From cold and how hot does it get at 20 minutes on high. Thanks if any one has time for a quick test. Doc
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Reply By: Member - D&G SA - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 14:36

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 14:36
Qu 1 about 20 min
Qu 2 about 400°F

However,it is variable. What is the ambient temperature and is it subject to cooling breezes? Try to keep in a sheltered spot.
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 14:41

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 14:41
Ta for this. Looks like were "cookin with gas" again. Doc.
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Reply By: brianH - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 16:15

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 16:15
Hi Doc have just put ours away in the van as we are about to leave. Just reading between the lines and it sounds as if you are having trouble heating yours up quickly. I had trouble with ours after two years and it would take ages to heat up. Rang weber and was told to wash the jet assembly in hot soapy water, assemble it to test and if there was no variation in heating to let them know and they would send a new regulator free of charge. They did so very promptly and it made all the difference in heating. I even think to bbq was well out of warranty. It was all a very satisfying experience from weber. If this is your problem I hope it helps. cheers, Brian
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 18:21

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 18:21
Yes that is the problem Brian. Have called weber and new reg/valve assembly should be on its way. I tried a new hose and reg prior to this and no change. Today i pulled the valve to bits and gave it a good clean. (Already cleaned the burner last week). Cleaning the valve has made a difference but i still think it was hotter quicker when it was new. Anyway we can now get to 450 in about 20 mins so that's ok. Will see if the new kit adds any improvement.doc
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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 18:16

Sunday, May 01, 2016 at 18:16
As your request has been answered, may I just add that I improved our Baby Q this week by cleaning each of the openings in the gas ring with a fine needle. The more centrally located ones were fairly clagged with constant cleaning of the grill, whilst those around the bends seemed quite clear. The result is a much more even gas flow and burn.

Cheers - Phil
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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Monday, May 02, 2016 at 10:45

Monday, May 02, 2016 at 10:45
Hello Doc. Our weber baby Q takes about 7mins to heat to about 400 degrees (without the trivet in) and about 12 mins with the trivet in. After about 20 mins the weber will heat to about 480 degrees F.John
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Monday, May 02, 2016 at 16:43

Monday, May 02, 2016 at 16:43
Ye that's what ours used to be. Still, after cleaning the valve it's much better than it was. Hopefully the replacement will come this week and I can see if it makes any further improvement. Even if it doesn't we will at least be able to cook on it. Last weekend it could barely get to 300F and the roast took 3 hours and no crackling!
cheers doc.
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