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moving egg from next to table

TennisbumTennisbum Posts: 228
edited 1:51AM in EggHead Forum
Just got a new table from a dealer. Looks good and was very easy to put together. Now the question is how do I move my large from the nest to the table? Any and all suggestions welcome.


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,286

    If I didn't have lots of able-bodied help, I would take the egg apart and re-assemble it in place. Hate to see another broken egg post. They hurt everybody.



    Caledon, ON


  • Egg-N-TinoEgg-N-Tino Posts: 157
    I would get someone to help. With the Large running about 140+, I would not suggest you do it alone.

    I am in the Northwest and can stop by if you want :woohoo:
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Take out the guts.

    Loosen the top band and take off the dome.

    Reach into the egg and grab by the vent door opening.

    Lower the base into its place in the table

    Put the guts back in it

    Put the dome back on and tighten the bands, checking your alignment.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,286

    He might want to put a couple of ty-raps around the upper and lower bands as well.



    Caledon, ON


  • Don't forget to place your Egg on a 12x12 patio slab. Also a good idea to rest the Egg on it's 3 Egg Feet if you have those.
  • DavekatzDavekatz Posts: 763
    Check out the Potlifter. It's $25 bucks, but I've moved the Egg both ways (brute force and with the Potlifter) and it was a whole lot easier just to slap the straps on and pick it right up.
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
  • RibheadRibhead Posts: 123
    I would have lots of help - more than two people. I recently moved my large egg into a compact table with only 2 of us! Impatient - I wanted to see the complete set up with egg in table asap!

    well - I stratched up the table a little and bent my bottem vent door dropping it in the egg!

    Be careful bro!
  • I just moved my Large BGE with my brother-in-law. Not a big deal if you remove the guts and are used to awkward heavy lifting BUT, that Pot Lifter in the preivous post looks like DA BOMB. That'll take all the grunting out of the process!
  • TennisbumTennisbum Posts: 228
    Hey Guys
    Thanks for the suggestions. I agree the PotLifter might make this job easier.
    As always appreciate all input.
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