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    Looking for a portable outdoor sink.

    Sooo. As my wife and I are about to do some renovations to our kitchen she is basically banning me from using our future sink to clean my bbq stuff. Especially the greasy drip pans and grates.
    All suggestions will be appreciated.
    Now keep in mind I live in the northeast and winter is approaching. So I need it to be portable for sure.
    Thanks in advance.
    SteveB.

    #2
    This is a good question and I am looking forward to people's suggestions. I have thought about it but have never asked. Thanks!

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    • Jfrosty27
      Jfrosty27 commented
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      Me too. Same issues inside the house and outside with weather in WI.

    #3
    Back to the past.

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    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      I just knew you would have the perfect answer. 🤦🏼🤣🤣

    #4
    If it were me, I would suggest that since my beautiful wife’s beautiful hair regularly clogs the bathroom drain, she will instead need to acquire and use a portable outdoor shower.

    Needless to say this is a high risk negotiating tactic. Good luck.

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    • ofelles
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      High risk!??! I would say "And that's when the fight started!"

    • Panhead John
      Panhead John commented
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      JackJ Too funny! Yeah, I got a BIG picture of that happening.

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      LMFAO on this one.
      Even though it’s her hair it some how turns around to be my fault anyway. 🤷🏼

    #5
    How about something like this:

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/CAMCO-24-in...tting/50146614

    All you need to do is plug the hole.

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    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      😳 Say what. 😂

    • LA Pork Butt
      LA Pork Butt commented
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      That is a good one or get an old fashion wash tub.

    #6
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/RuggedTub-2...Kit/1002934178

    Plumb with a garden hose in warmer weather. My BIL dug a hole and filled with gravel for it to drain into. Can pull it inside in freezing weather.

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      #7
      fzxdoc turned me on to using a hot water heater pan to clean Weber grates .... might be that simple an answer?

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      • RonB
        RonB commented
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        That's what I said...

      • ecowper
        ecowper commented
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        Heh, totally missed your post .... GMTA

      #8
      Any salvage yards around? I'd just find an old sink and leave it outdoors all year. Just hook up water in non-freezing weather.

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      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        No way the wife would go for something like that. 🤬

      #9
      To add a link and photo to ecowper 's recommendation of a hot water heater drain pan...Just fill this with a citrus-based environmentally-friendly cleaner/degreaser and water and soak your grates in it. Not much scrubbing needed after they soak overnight. It's a relatively inexpensive solution.

      https://www.homedepot.com/p/The-Plum...AWHP/309163036

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      I originally learned this neat trick from lonnie mac and am forever grateful to him for it.

      Kathryn

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      • ecowper
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        I got one on Amazon, but it wasn’t expensive at all. Such a cool idea.

      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Thanks Kathryn. This just might be my best solution.
        Small foot print and very portable.
        Just gotta figure out where to dump the water. 🤔
        Last edited by Steve B; September 20, 2020, 02:45 PM.

      #10
      On a similar subject, anyone have any ideas on the best way to clean the inside of my kettle lid? It’s full of black sooty buildup. I set it on the concrete last night and all sorts of black flakes dropped on the ground. I’m sure I could pressure wash it, but I was looking for something less messy.
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      • Panhead John
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        Thanks. After posting this I found a thread from last year on grill cleaning. Someone suggested a wire brush attachment on a grinder. Think I’ll do that for a good thorough cleaning. Then use your scraper idea for maintenance. I used a hand held wire brush before, kind of a pain and didn’t work that well.

      • Dadof3Illinois
        Dadof3Illinois commented
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        Not sure I would use a wire brush on a grinder or drill? I use a brass putty knife, works great on the stuck on gunk. For the easier things I use a cheap plastic scraper.

      • HawkerXP
        HawkerXP commented
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        weberkettleclub.com they show how they restore/clean.

      #11
      Go to the bass pro site and look up fish cleaning tables. I have a small plastic one with a built in sink that folds up and you can store it in the garage.

      Last edited by Dadof3Illinois; September 20, 2020, 05:10 PM.

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      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        I was looking at that. Do you know what the size is of the sink portion is?

      • Dadof3Illinois
        Dadof3Illinois commented
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        No I don’t on this one but mine is a little larger than a bar sink if that helps.

      #12
      I bought a stainless steel double bowl sink with a faucet for $10 at a yard sale and built a down and dirty stand/base for it out of pressure treated lumber. It's hooked up to an outdoor hose bib with a washing machine hose. I have both hot and cold water outside, but you could survive with cold only.
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      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Nice. I’m gonna look into something like this.
        Thanks my friend.

      • Dadof3Illinois
        Dadof3Illinois commented
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        I would think you can find a stainless sink or even the entire stainless table with sink at one of the restaurant resale shops.

      #13
      I use this for my outdoor prep:
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C3WK867..._uc.zFb21W91R9
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      Last edited by luvthemstillers; September 20, 2020, 06:17 PM.

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      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Pretty cool. But way more than I’m looking for.
        Thanks for the input my friend. 👍

      • Panhead John
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        Looks like something you’d see in an ICU. 😂

      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Panhead John Maybe in a Mash rerun. 😂 But I’m staying away. 😬

      #14
      How about this one?

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      https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Gallon-Po...-/164308901764

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      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        I saw this on Amazon. If the sink basin was twice the size it would be perfect. But....
        Thanks for looking out for me though.

      #15
      So, what did you choose in the end? I am also looking to do a kind of a renovation, and my wife is also trying to convince me to get a sink outside so that I would be cleaning all of my barbecue stuff in there, and do not bring them in the house, as she really does not like it when I do that. I do not yet know what should I do and how should I do, as I have no knowledge of plumbing, that is why I have already called for the guys from SOS Plumber Liège as they are having the best specialists in this domain.
      Last edited by Asuka; May 17, 2021, 03:40 AM.

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      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Actually nothing yet. Can't make up my mind.

      • HawkerXP
        HawkerXP commented
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        Don't answer this person. Come on! First post. Dragged one out from Sept 2020!

      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        Hi Asuka and welcome! Please be assured, if your only intent is to spam us then you're gone quicker'n a box of donuts at a fat guy convention.

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