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butkusrules

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Finally found the time
« on: May 03, 2017, 09:37:54 PM »
I bought the unknown BBQ hinge a while back and it just sat on my workbench collecting dust.  Today I found the time. Behold...


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captjoe06

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 02:05:45 AM »
Looks nice!

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Dsorgnzd

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 04:00:29 AM »
How stable is this setup? If the top is positioned so that the hinge is between the legs, rather than directly over a leg, and the WSM is empty (admittedly a worst-case scenario), will it tend to turn over when the top is opened?

Big Dawg

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 06:46:23 AM »
I've found, with mine, that as long you have the hinge over one of the legs, it stays pretty stable.





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butkusrules

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 05:46:36 PM »
Ok so that pic is of my wsm with Nothing in it, no coal, no coal ring, no grates or water pan. Plus I added wheels which raises center of gravity.  Right now , like that it won't tip when aligned with leg. But it's close. Practically speaking I don't imagine it's a problem.


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cbpeck

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 06:52:37 PM »
I've looked at these before and wondered, so thanks for the review! Out of curiosity, what's the small piece of duct tape for?

LiquidOcelot

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 08:00:51 PM »
does anyone put these on normal kettles?

cbpeck

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2017, 08:08:21 PM »
does anyone put these on normal kettles?

They are made specifically for the WSMs.  The OTP from about 5 years ago was a 22" kettle with a unique lid that would work similarly, but it wasn't very popular.

pbe gummi bear

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 10:36:08 AM »
does anyone put these on normal kettles?

They are made specifically for the WSMs. 

Not true. They also make them for kettles: http://unknownbbq.com/22-5-weber-kettle-lid-hinge/

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 10:42:17 AM »

butkusrules

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Re: Finally found the time
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 12:15:35 AM »
I've looked at these before and wondered, so thanks for the review! Out of curiosity, what's the small piece of duct tape for?
Duct tape helped during installation. Not there anymore.


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