The alpha ape decided our bbq (my blog) was not in a good condition,, as it used three days a week for six months even in the rain it is an item that is used rather than a once a year object.
In the winter it is stored and protected by plastic inside as well as outside so the metal does corrode to much.
It is also a bit of a frankenstein contraption with older bbq’s racks and thermometers and covers so its older than it looks.
I tried to order one but that was not in stock on line a tale for another time, so we went shopping for one which was cheaper.
It is a large unit but not difficult to install since it had most of the internals assembled already and was a case of building a frame and attaching the frame to the unit. As non expert installs it went well and in two and bit hours* we had a new and working bbq. It is nice to cook this way in the summer (my blog)