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How to lift a BGE XL into a table?

How to lift a BGE XL into a table?


  • How about pot lifters?

    I I have an XL and me & Wilma did it ourselves without them.  I think I broke 1/2 a nut, but we got it in the nest.
    Flint, Michigan
  • jeffwitjeffwit Posts: 1,348
    If you take the top off and take out all the guts, you and another person can lift the empty base in. Then reassemble. 
    Jefferson, GA
    XL BGE, MM, Things to flip meat over and stuff
    Wife, 3 kids, 5 dogs, 4 cats, 12 chickens, 2 goats, 2 pigs. 
    “Honey, we bought a farm.”
  • 1move1move Posts: 510
    I took mine apart and did it piece by piece by myself.

    XLBGE, MMBGE, CyberQ
  • dougcranndougcrann Posts: 1,129
    By lifting it? If you ain't manly enough to lift it as one unit just dismantle it...
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,825
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,486

    Don't bother with moving the XL. Build the table around it.

    Just kidding. I've always liked the designs where the egg slides into place i.e. the front is open, with work space on either side. Much easier than having to deal with hoisting an egg and dropping it into a hole. The potlifter will work well for that though. Available on Amazon.

    If you haven't built the table yet, I love my current setup where the eggs are in a nest/crate and are still mobile, and I have a large prep table which holds all the gear.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • I'm with @Fred19Flintstone on this on. Potlifter. 
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,445


    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • bgeaddiktbgeaddikt Posts: 503
    Can't imagine doing it with an XL. I have done a few large eggs by myself. Sliding in versus dropping in is a huge difference and should influence the table build. Get some rock climbers with mega fore-arms to help out.
    Austin, Tx
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