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Topic Title: Installing a drip pan valve on a maverick??
Created on April 6, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Mike W

I/we Bought a New Maverick grill Without doing our research ! and now wish i had a way to plug the drain pan. so i can steam and or slow roast.Has anybody figured out a way to install a valve or what is a good way to plug the hole so the liquid wont drain !

Grillin'

Insert a pipe into the top of the drain tube that will be just below the cooking grid

Woody

Hey guys,
Not a good idea to try to modify the existing drip pan to hold 1 gallon of boiling water. The Maverick drip pan is not as deep & is supported by 4 "tabs" which are not as strong. Safety first!
You can convert your Maverick to the Wrangler system by purchasing the Wrangler parts on the "Parts" page.
(1)Drip pan..................AG2-600 weld
(2)Drip pan brackets.........AG2-120
(1)3/4" drain pipe 8" long..Cheaper at the hardware store
(1)3/4" gate valve........... " " "
Your grill bottom should already have the 1/4" mounting holes for the brackets.
Your cost should be about the same as the price difference between the 2 models.
Hope this helps.

Grillin'

Valid point. Thanks for sharing.

Mike W

Thank you Woody ! i was wandering if i could do this ! i was about to call customer service to see if the thought it could be done !
Woody? I have'nt went and looked so i will ask this then go look ! does the mounting brackets come with the proper screws? and while i have you here ! i looked and the opening on the bottome of the grill and it dont look like the hole for the drain pipe is large enough to get a valve up thru it so does that mean that i will have to ove the valve when i want to take the drip pan out??
Thanks again?

Mike W

sorry for the mis typed words i dont type well any way and it has been a long day!

Woody

Mike,
The mounting brackets don't come with bolts, but they are very standard 1/4"-20 hex head.
After installing the brackets, screw the 3/4" drain pipe into the drip pan, drop the drip pan onto the brackets. The drain pipe will protrude through the hole in the bottom. Screw on the drain valve from the outside. You may need to make a simple wire hook on the valve for your drip bucket.