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Larger wheels for Egg Nest

WillieWillie Posts: 132
edited 9:56AM in EggHead Forum
Sure hope some one will help me, moving our egg is very difficult because of the small casters. I would like to get something to make this easier for me. I think the stem size is 1/2 inch, does that sound right. Thanks for any replies. Willie

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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Willie,[p]Thanks for the reminder, I meant to order some for my Eggs 6 months ago. Here is the link. I was looking at the softer rubber ones and wanted to get two that were locking.[p]The selection is huge. Pay attention to the diameter of the stems, my large and small look to be different sizes.[p]Maybe others that have ordered will chime in with recommendations.[p]~thirdeye~

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  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    Willie,
    3/8" I believe. I changed mine out about a year ago, and still pleased with the results.
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    Easy rollin"
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    [ul][li]caster city page link[/ul]
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,934
    Willie,
    one friendly bit of advice when adding larger wheels...your BGE is top heavy when in a nest anyway and lifting it even higher off the ground can exacerbate that issue. The trick is to learn to always pull your BGE - never push it. By pulling if the wheels hit an obstruction it will fall toward you instead of away from you. Tipped over, broken eggs are not a pretty sight!

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    RRP,
    Very good advise Ron.
    Larry

  • Willie,[p]I got these at a fastener supply. If you look at the large egg on the left you'll see that the nest is different than the one beside it. That one is about ten years old and the nests were different then. I opened the holes up to accept a 7/8" bolt. I think it would be easier with the newer style. [p]Steve[p]Picture001.jpg[p]Picture003.jpg
  • >> 3/8" I believe. I changed mine out about a year ago, and still pleased with the results. <<[p]FlaMike, Could you please tell us exactly which caster model you got for your large BGE?[p]Was it a problem propping up the nest with the BGE still inserted? Or did you have to somehow remove the BGE?[p]Thanks![p]. . . . Pete

  • check out my profile and you will see what I bought from lowe's. I really like them and they are rated to 275 lbs (I think...maybe 250).
  • FlaMikeFlaMike Posts: 648
    Peter Creasey,
    You've got mail.

  • >> You've got mail. <<[p]FlaMike, I am receiving a good bit of mail, but, sorry to say, nothing from you.[p]. . . Pete

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