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solidgoldstein

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Weber Performer Umbrella Mod
« on: February 12, 2019, 04:35:34 PM »
Hey all! I know itís cold across so many parts of the country, but before we can blink it will be Spring and Summer, and everyone will be dusting their grills off for another wonderful season of cooks.

My question is, does anyone have any experience adding an umbrella to a performer? My performer is my go to cooker, and the one I leave out year round (covered). I do not have a covered area in my backyard, and was thinking a nice big patio umbrella over the performer might give me some needed coverage in fall months, and also some protection from summer sun.

I stumbled across a picture of someone who basically secured a closed ended PVC pipe to one leg of the performer (pictured), but Iím curious as to if anyone here has done anything that they would like to share! Iím even considering drilling a hole in the table top so an umbrella can slot through. Thanks for any tips!


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« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 04:43:19 PM by solidgoldstein »

ClubChapin

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Re: Weber Performer Umbrella Mod
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 04:54:00 PM »
I simply park it under a free standing patio umbrella.

solidgoldstein

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Re: Weber Performer Umbrella Mod
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 06:31:25 PM »

I simply park it under a free standing patio umbrella.

Iíve done that before and it works great, but thought it would be cool to have the umbrella attached to cart for mobility. Might end up looking like a NYC hot dog cart!


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ClubChapin

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Re: Weber Performer Umbrella Mod
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 08:29:11 PM »
Iíve done that before and it works great, but thought it would be cool to have the umbrella attached to cart for mobility. Might end up looking like a NYC hot dog cart!


The nice thing about an umbrella not attached to a cooker is that you can use it with any of your cookers or change the position relative to other tables or chairs etc that you might want to accommodate sometimes.

RRRanger99

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Re: Weber Performer Umbrella Mod
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 11:57:27 AM »
There was a Craigslist find awhile back where someone got creative.

weberkettleclub.com/forums/trading-post/online-find-or-mod/msg315872/#msg315872

weberkettleclub.com/forums/trading-post/i-thought-i'd-seen-it-all-but/msg316153/#msg316153

hawgheaven

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Re: Weber Performer Umbrella Mod
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 07:28:10 AM »
I have a rectangular stand alone umbrella over my BBQ area. I cannot see the advantage to attaching an umbrella to the cooking unit, especially if there is wind... Yer shit is gonna topple, believe me. Keep it separate from the cooking device.
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MadGasser

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Re: Weber Performer Umbrella Mod
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 07:45:09 PM »
There was a Craigslist find awhile back where someone got creative.

weberkettleclub.com/forums/trading-post/online-find-or-mod/msg315872/#msg315872

weberkettleclub.com/forums/trading-post/i-thought-i'd-seen-it-all-but/msg316153/#msg316153
That's great!

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