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Egg table casters??

Has anyone ever experimented with springs on their casters? I am looking for a smooth ride for the egg around the backyard???

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,591
    You could use motorcycle valve springs but you get into a little engineering and maybe welding.  An easier solution would be pneumatic casters.  Adjust the spring via tire air pressure.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/material-handling/casters-swivel/8-inch-pneumatic-swivel-caster-42485.html

    I used a motorcycle valve spring to dampen a 300 cement top for my stereo here:


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  • BrotherEggBrotherEgg Posts: 95
    My suggestion would be to look for casters with pneumatic tires. I know these tables can be heavy but I'm not sure you can get springs that are tuned to provide a stable platform for all the ways we use our Eggs. My guess is that the balloon tires will get you over most backyard obstacles smoothly.

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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,302
    I want to do the same thing. I need to off-road my table.
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214

    You could use motorcycle valve springs but you get into a little engineering and maybe welding.  An easier solution would be pneumatic casters.  Adjust the spring via tire air pressure.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/material-handling/casters-swivel/8-inch-pneumatic-swivel-caster-42485.html

    I used a motorcycle valve spring to dampen a 300 cement top for my stereo here:


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    Yup and that's why we missed @nolaegghead...

    Lynnwood WA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,591
    another reason I like BGEs - all the engineering challenges.  good ta see ya again @double
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,692

    You could use motorcycle valve springs but you get into a little engineering and maybe welding.  An easier solution would be pneumatic casters.  Adjust the spring via tire air pressure.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/material-handling/casters-swivel/8-inch-pneumatic-swivel-caster-42485.html

    I used a motorcycle valve spring to dampen a 300 cement top for my stereo here:


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    We don't believe you have a stereo. Pics

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,591
    Emotiva pre and power amps, Soundblaster X-Fi Elite Pro card, Klipsch speakers, sub.  Neighbors hate me.

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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Wchapman74Wchapman74 Posts: 50
    that set up is amazing Nola
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,156
    I put pneumatic wheels on my large and small eggs (see avatar). No problems rolling across the flagstone pool deck or the lawn.

    The wheels are from HF. Sign up for their mailing list and they will send you 20% off coupons periodically.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,591
    Thanks Wchapman74....I'm super happy with the sound and ergonomics. 

    You can also get Harbor Freight 20% off coupons from Discover magazine, and I think all the Popular series (Science, Mechanics, etc.)
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,692
    @Nola- =D>
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 544
    Use at least a 5 inch caster with rubber or urethane lined wheels.  I have 5's on my rig and it handles most surfaces very well.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
  • BullibeBullibe Posts: 132
    Emotiva pre and power amps, Soundblaster X-Fi Elite Pro card, Klipsch speakers, sub.  Neighbors hate me.

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    Maybe I can afford your neighbors house now?
    Redneck Riviera, Gulf Shores, Alabama
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,427
    edited June 2013
    @nolaegghead Neighbors hate you hell. Salado just put in a noise order after you left :-\"
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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