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weitzd

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How to remove legs from 26" kettle
« on: June 25, 2013, 06:43:33 PM »
Hello all,

New to this forum, but I've been reading a lot of posts and have decided to pull the trigger on a new 26" kettle. I want to take it to the beach to cook for the family. The problem is that all the grills I can get my hands on are already assembled.

So the question is, how difficult is it to remove the legs for the grill and how would one do it??

Thanks for any help,
Dave

G$

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Re: How to remove legs from 26" kettle
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 06:47:38 PM »
Friction and gravity hold them in. To remove, simply pull them straight out witha very very very slight twisting motion.  Twist, but don't rock them.

Bman

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Re: How to remove legs from 26" kettle
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 07:07:35 PM »
Remove the lid, cooking grate, and charcoal grate.  Flip the kettle upside down and follow G$'s direction.
I've always had gas...  And now a bunch of kettles because of this place.  Thanks!

Heyjude

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Re: How to remove legs from 26" kettle
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 08:51:11 PM »
Wow, a 26er for the beach.. That's gonna be impressive.. 8)
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colin.p

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Re: How to remove legs from 26" kettle
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 04:19:25 AM »
Yah, either you have a considerably sized family, or you aren't gonna just BBQ hotdogs.
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weitzd

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Re: How to remove legs from 26" kettle
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 06:59:34 AM »

Thanks everyone for easing my concern about removing legs and transporting this beast, looks like I will be pulling the trigger on a 26er...

As for the beach trip, its actually a family re-union/beach trip. We'll have 16 people at a beach house for a week. My tailgating grill ( a 1/2 barrel converted to a charcoal grill) just won't cut it for this size crowd.

BTW, long term plan is to build this 26er into something that I can attach to my SUV's receiver to haul for tailgating. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions on this project once I get back from the beach!


Dave

colin.p

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Re: How to remove legs from 26" kettle
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 07:30:06 AM »
Sounds cool. I hoped it wasn't JUST for hot-dogs, not a big fan of hot-dogs. BTW, make sure you take lots of pictures, 'cause we all don't get out much and really like to ogle kettle pR0n
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I like my Weber's the same as my Ford's and Harley's, any colour, as long as it's black.

weitzd

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Re: How to remove legs from 26" kettle
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 12:54:15 PM »
Just to close this out, the legs came off very easily. To the point where I wondering why in the world I was worried. Followed G$ and Bman's instructions and legs came off with only minor force applied.

As for the grill, it worked perfect at the beach. Mostly grilling, but did Q some chicken. We did have a little trouble getting the temp high enough for the chicken using the baskets from weber. We just ditched the baskets, got more coals in there and pulled them over an up the sides. I will be looking for a mod to build larger baskets ;)

Thanks again for the help and sorry but no pROn