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Potlifter to Move XL?

QDudeQDude Posts: 666
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Amazon has a 200 pound "pot lifter" that I am considering buying to move my XL because I need to move it a few times over the next year due to various construction activities.  Has anyone used this thing to move an XL?  Thanks for any advice you can offer.

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Lots have and report good results. I just take the top off and guts out and I can move my xl by myself.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,313
    QDude - noticed that Lee Valley Tools has the same item:
    Lee Valley, although not the least expensive choice, has a great reputation and sells well tested, quality products. Looks to be the same item available from Amazon, don't see why it would not work. 
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  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 1,174
    You might check Harbor Freight and see if they have nylon straps with loops in the ends that are long enough to go around the Egg and have a long enough "tail" to get a hold on.  Strap high enough so Egg won't tip and get a strong pal to help you lift.  I used two such straps to place my XL in the table.  The rated capacity of the straps can be much higher than 200 lb.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,390
    If you have some rope and/or ratcheting straps, you can MacGyver one of those fairly easily.
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  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    i don't know if i'd trust a macgyver setup with a 1300 piece of ceramic, the pot lifter is under $30 and worth every penny. The rubber sticks to the egg, i can easily pick up and put my large in a bed of a truck with mine. It can easily handle an xl
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    I got one for moving.. Worked great for tje large and even mini
    Wow, the mini with a pot lifter? The pot lifter probably added up to 10% of the total weight.

    =)) That's funny!

    I have the PL to move my large and I agree with the others that it makes it much more manageable.
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Ok, so I have to share,  I bought my egg at a fest and brought it home.  It was still warm putting it in the van.  So when I got home, it mostly had cooled off slightly. I have a van where there is a well behind the 3rd seat so that is where the egg was sitting.  I work out and am pretty strong for a girl my size, 

    I tied hugging it, dead lifting it, all kinds of things, finally a neighbor came outside and yelled at me asking if I needed help.  Exhausted YES!  I said,  so he said well I watched you for about 15 min struggle with it till it was not funny any longer.  I am getting that PL for sure!  

    L-)  I feel like quite the looooser for not taking out the guts!
  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    LizzieSamps No shame in hugging the egg. BTW even with the guts out it still isn't light enough to lift, unless of coarse you work out a lot.
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Bought my PL today
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  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    I am going to pick one up as well. Fred's BBQ said they use them on all size eggs to move them around.
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