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New DMFT Handle

I quickly threw this together in about 3 minutes before a cook.  I plan on remaking one that looks a bit more professional but thought I would share this with everyone.

I was tired of grabbing the small handle on the DMFT and brushing my fingers against the hot iron.  I especially hated it when the cap would swing open and the DMFT would rock burning my fingers.  So I decided to make a larger handle to prevent this minor inconveinence.  In this picture I lined up the old handle so you can see the difference.  The spiral grip was from a neighbor's grill he was throwing out.  He had two of them and I liked their size compared to the small BGE one.  I will use the other one as a handle on a homemade wiggle rod I still need to make.

 

 

Comments

  • lilwootylilwooty Posts: 215
    Saaaay!  Not bad!  Me likey.

    Living Large and XL

  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    edited July 2013
    Nice idea great prototype, maybe wire could be SS would last longer and be more disco. Might be harder to replace on dome with that length though.
    Brampton, Ontario



  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,810
    I made one after I bought a used medium where it was missing.  Took a chunk of dowel, drilled a hole in it, used a paint can handle for the wire.  Took about 10 minutes.


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    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 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,539
    or just don't use it
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • This was a rod I actually had laying around that I could bend with a pair of pliers.  It just so happened my neighbor was throwing out the spiral thingys so I just threw this together before a cook.  I didnt think much about it except that I needed to make sure that it was held up by the DMFT or else it would be lying on the egg which would have made it hot and defeated my purpose.

    I will put a little more thought into the remake.

     

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,207
    Nice mods. I didn't like the stock handles much either. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,617
    Ghetto mods, love 'em. I like the wood used by @nolaegghead and the way the metal extends out and rests on the top of the DMFT used by @TheEasyLife. Thanks for sharing guys. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,542
    DFMT...to be correct.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,181

    DFMT...to be correct.

    Thanks smitty, that makes more sense.

    Can't help my thoughts on ghetto mod....(done some myself)
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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,810
    Also, MFDFMT is completely acceptable.   Or *&^%$#DFMT.
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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 

  • The longer handle also lets me set it on the ground and rest the handle on the side of the table.  I don't have to worry about spilling my beer when I lean over to pick it up.  

    I am almost forced to use the top.  Living on the Gulf of Mexico it can get windy especially in the summer.  If I only use the bottom door and the wind picks up I can see a 50-75 F change in the egg.  The DFMT keeps this to a 5-10F change.  Its also one of the reasons why I got a Stoker for long cooks.  
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,617
    Always knew it to be Dual Function Metal Top, or DFMT - I thought @TheEasyLife had properly coined a new name as in Dumb Mother F'ing Top, DMFT - as so many say the damn things fall off, the handles break and generally it gets all grunged up. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • Always knew it to be Dual Function Metal Top, or DFMT - I thought @TheEasyLife had properly coined a new name as in Dumb Mother F'ing Top, DMFT - as so many say the damn things fall off, the handles break and generally it gets all grunged up. 

    Thats good comedy!!!
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