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Cellar2ful

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#%ing Wind!
« on: February 10, 2020, 12:34:08 PM »
I have always kept covers on my cooker kettles. Yesterday we had a high wind warning forecast in the Bay Area, with wind gusts up to 50 mph. I have had wind gusts in my area up to 65 mph in the past and never had a problem with my Webers.

That is until yesterday.



Walked out back to find my yellow 22" laying on it's side with the cover still on.  Pulled the cover off and this is the damage from the fall.



Take a look at the impact damage to the handle. 



I've seen a lot of damage to handles but none this bad.  The wind must have gotten beneath the cover and lifted the kettle, causing it to vault over the front leg.  It's the only way I can figure how the impact occurred on the front bowl handle, causing the extensive damage.

Two covers from other kettles were blown off and found in the corner of my yard.  Three other kettles with covers experienced no problem.   



« Last Edit: February 10, 2020, 12:45:57 PM by Cellar2ful »
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JEBIV

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Re: *&#%ing Wind!
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 12:37:30 PM »
Wow, that really stinks, a very sad day for sure
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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 01:08:16 PM »
Dang...sorry man.  That sucks.  Hopefully some good luck will come around the corner after getting hit with this bad luck. 
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inkaddictedchef1

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 01:21:24 PM »
... no!!! Sorry Jim

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jhagestad

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 01:22:05 PM »
Oh man that sucks
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smokeyjoe

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 01:36:13 PM »
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1spacemanspiff

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 02:04:06 PM »
Holy crap!  Sorry Jim
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Dc_smoke309

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2020, 02:14:33 PM »
Ohh no. That’s just not fair .... if it means anything she’s still very pretty .


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Lowbrass

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 02:55:24 PM »
Well that makes me sick to my stomach just looking at it.  Sorry this happened Jim!  Luckily it will still cook a good meal and get that orange glow.


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michaelmilitello

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2020, 03:00:05 PM »
No!!  Sorry to hear that!


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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2020, 03:12:00 PM »
Ouch!


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Raindog

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2020, 04:31:48 PM »
:(

DaveG74

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2020, 06:21:29 PM »
Awwww! That sucks!
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bamakettles

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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2020, 06:26:42 PM »
Saw those yellow flakes and I knew it wasn’t good.  You’ve still got a beauty there, just with an additional story.  Keep on loving her.....


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Re: #%ing Wind!
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2020, 06:53:48 PM »
That sucks.
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