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New Table-How to get the egg in?

Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 270
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum

I am very excited about my new stainless table arriving on Monday.

I will spend tomorrow cleaning the egg and taking the weight out of it.

How do I get the egg into the table?

I'm concerned with scratching it.  Is there a good way to lift it?

Please help---thanks

Comments

  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,056
    Take the guts out and the dome off. It will be easy to lift. I did my XL by myself this way. I don't know how you would grip it with the dome in place.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • reh111reh111 Posts: 185
    Find a strong friend to help
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,932
    Take apart. I was able to do my xl by myself that way.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 297
    I assembled my Large in my table. Wife and I carefully lowered the base in and she isn't that strong. I reached through the hole from underneath, supported the weight as we lowered it, and she just guided the top as we lowered it. I probably could have done it myself if she wasn't available, but I would recommend getting a helper.

     I agree with the others - empty it and take the dome off. The lid adds a LOT of weight to the unit.
  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 270

    Thanks much guys

    I intend to just buy a patio brick at Home Depot to put under it. Any other ideas?

  • I assembled my Large in my table. Wife and I carefully lowered the base in and she isn't that strong. I reached through the hole from underneath, supported the weight as we lowered it, and she just guided the top as we lowered it. I probably could have done it myself if she wasn't available, but I would recommend getting a helper.

     I agree with the others - empty it and take the dome off. The lid adds a LOT of weight to the unit.
    same here but we left the dome on. 
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • brentseebrentsee Posts: 99

    Put a towel or 2 on the table hanging into the hole - then when you slide it in and if it hit the sides the towel will protect it

     

  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 297

    I intend to just buy a patio brick at Home Depot to put under it. Any other ideas?

    Use the feet too. I started out with it sitting on fire brick and a LOT of heat was transferring through the brick to the table on longer cooks. I added the feet and that solved the problem. The bricks barely get warm to the touch now. 
  • eggoeggo Posts: 492
    I use only a paver under my egg. When I checked last week, I found the paver very hot to the touch. I am going to put the feet under the egg before my next cook. I also use the feet between the platesetter and the drip pan. Guess I'll be in the market for some more feet. Maybe wadded up foil would do for the drip pan.
    Eggo in N. MS
  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    When we put my XL in my table.     I stacked four or five towels in the hole so I could lower it slowly by taking off a towel or two.     That allowed two of us to put it in place without taking off the dome and we did not scratch anything.    Someone will likely have a better idea but it worked for us. 
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479

    Thanks much guys

    I intend to just buy a patio brick at Home Depot to put under it. Any other ideas?
    It's steel, why put anything under it?  Nothing but steel under mine.

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    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 297

    Thanks much guys

    I intend to just buy a patio brick at Home Depot to put under it. Any other ideas?
    It's steel, why put anything under it?  Nothing but steel under mine.

    image
    Good point BOWHUNR! Never have seen stainless steel burn yet. I missed the part where it wasn't a wood table. No need for brick, feet, or paver.
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