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Table for XL Egg

Im wanting to build a basic table for my egg before i buy it. If my math is right the grill surface is 24" so I'm allowing 2" for the thickness of the egg and then 1" for a gap between the egg and table. So basically if I make a concrete table top with a hole diameter of 27" will that be enough. I will be able to make the shelf after I get the egg so I can adjust it a little.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,677
    26.25" diameter hole for the XL. See attached.
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  • Little advice for xl table. Don't put the egg in a hole or you will never get it out. Instead, make the hole a half circle so it can slide out as opposed to picking the dang thing straight up in the air.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • I like the 1/2 circle idea.  In fact it would help me out a lot.  I don't plan on moving it much but there will be the odd occasion where i will need to take it to a family cookout.
  • Plus the table doesn't have to be so deep.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,677
    If you plan on taking it out, Travis is right. 

    You can also invest in some forearm forklifts or a pot mover.

    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=pot+lifter&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&biw=1280&bih=601&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=3928362327276540968&sa=X&ei=qgsUUM-YFYvY8gT754D4Dw&ved=0CHgQ8wIwAw

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1141223

    If it's still too heavy, take out the firebox/ring....still too heavy take the top off.
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    edited November 2012
    I can move mine by myself but I have to take every single piece apart. The base nearly kills me every time.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • You guys are great.  I love this forum. I do like Travis' Idea with the table not being so deep.
  • When you say don't me the table so deep do you mean from front to back or from shelf to top of table. I am in the middle of building mine and need to modify and work bench made out of 2 x 6 for the project.
  • As you look at the table, from close side to far side is depth.

    Width is from left to right.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • mbhutton said: don't plan on moving it much but there will be the odd occasion where i will need to take it to a family cookout.
    If your planning on traveling with an XL you better hit the gym, or think about a mini to sit next to your XL on the table
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • I second sliding the XL into the table rather than dropping it through a hole in the top

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  • JeroldHarter, is that granite or cement top?
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