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Locking Legs at front of nest?

canadianehcanadianeh Posts: 32
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
I found the BGE instructions to be pretty terrible...

There were some great videos from a dealer and an outdoors guy putting one together on YouTube.

They never mentioned the next legs needing to be at the front, just mentioned that the vent needs to go in between two legs.

I then found the BGE set-up videos after which said the two locking legs should be at the front. Mine are at the side.... Does it matter?


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  • CowdogsCowdogs Posts: 488
    edited March 2012
    Locking casters are a somewhat recent additional to the nest.  90% of eggs out there don't have them.  Having them in front reduces the possibility of tipping a little I suppose.  Do you have a nest handler?
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,373
    The only thing I found is having the nest located so the one side that does not have a bar across the front make dumping ashes into a bucket easier.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • Don't have the handler. I will prob just leave it the way it is.
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  • CowdogsCowdogs Posts: 488
    If you don't have a handler, and the egg is a Large (or smaller) it is not very hard to spin it 45 degrees. 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,420
    The handler is well worth the money if moving the egg much at all.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • If you don't have a handler, and the egg is a Large (or smaller) it is not very hard to spin it 45 degrees. 
    Really: It seems like it has to be first lifted out of the nest (which was quite snug to begin with), then rotated, then dropped back in the nest... 

    Not sure it can be rotated without damaged the firebox at the bottom.
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  • CowdogsCowdogs Posts: 488
    edited March 2012
    If you don't have a handler, and the egg is a Large (or smaller) it is not very hard to spin it 45 degrees. 


    Really: It seems like it has to be first lifted out of the nest (which was quite snug to begin with), then rotated, then dropped back in the nest... 

    Not sure it can be rotated without damaged the firebox at the bottom.
    It does have to be lifted up a bit so you don't damage the vent.  Just remove all the guts from the egg, and what's left is an empty shell that is much lighter.  I not saying it's light, but I have done it many times.  2 guys lifting works even better. 

    Don't lift it by the bands (or hinge).  The bands can slip off the egg, and your base will drop away from the lid.  Grab it by the base.
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  • We put the crossbar in the back and the locking casters in front. 

    But you certainly can have it any way you want, especially if you already done it another way.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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