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bear

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 04:18:21 AM »
It's purpose, it's destiny, is to cook. Not to fulfill it's destiny would be illogical.

Travis

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 04:25:10 AM »
Definitely cook. It'll make ya smile when you fire her up. Hell, invite friends over, fire up the flattop and ice down the other for beers [emoji482]


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mcgolden

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 07:07:40 AM »
What MrHoss said. If you have the space and don't need the $ then keep both is the best answer.


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So with regard to space, my wife is starting to notice.  So space is becoming an issue.

With regard to money, I could use the money.  This was a bit of an impulse buy.

Quick question to anyone who knows.  I thought I've heard that the grate size is different for the flat tops.  Is that the case?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 07:10:17 AM by mcgolden »

Bob BQ

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2017, 07:24:06 AM »
Quick question to anyone who knows.  I thought I've heard that the grate size is different for the flat tops.  Is that the case?

Yes, they are slightly smaller than the newer version. I believe just under 25" for the flat top cook grate. Not sure what the newer 26r cook grate measures....
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Russell C.

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2017, 07:36:21 AM »
I can think of a landing place for the new one if you decide to part with it.  😎

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2017, 07:46:32 AM »
What MrHoss said. If you have the space and don't need the $ then keep both is the best answer.


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So with regard to space, my wife is starting to notice.  So space is becoming an issue.

With regard to money, I could use the money.  This was a bit of an impulse buy.

Quick question to anyone who knows.  I thought I've heard that the grate size is different for the flat tops.  Is that the case?

Thanks.

I agree with Hoss and kettlebb and say keep both. They are both different kettles. But if I was in your situation, I'd take the flat top and sell the new 26er. If you ever regretted selling and wanted it back.... always easier to get another new 26er than the other way around.  Besides, as much as I love to have a new 26er, given a choice I would prefer to own and cook on the flat top more.

Vwbuggin64

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2017, 08:33:14 AM »
Keep the flattop. Its easy to get a new one, hard to find a great classic, especially NIB


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mcgolden

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2017, 09:23:36 AM »
Arrived safely. Hope to get it assembled and outside by the weekend.

Need som Zav handles!



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Craig

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2017, 09:50:43 AM »
That's a SHARP black flat top! The old style Master Touch ash can and bar can be retrofitted to those if I recall. Congratulations!

captjoe06

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2017, 10:10:59 AM »
Pure awesomeness!  Are you going to put a little Tung Oil on the handles?  it's so easy to apply with a rag.

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2017, 10:12:21 AM »
Pure awesomeness!  Are you going to put a little Tung Oil on the handles?  it's so easy to apply with a rag.

I actually hadn't considered that.  I was thinking of putting on some Zav handles, but maybe I should keep the originals.

captjoe06

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2017, 10:15:21 AM »
Pure awesomeness!  Are you going to put a little Tung Oil on the handles?  it's so easy to apply with a rag.

I actually hadn't considered that.  I was thinking of putting on some Zav handles, but maybe I should keep the originals.


Not to take away from Brian's thing but it would literally take you 5 minutes to apply.
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thinkblue

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2017, 10:42:24 AM »
Pure beauty.

Travis

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2017, 10:57:18 AM »
+1 on keeping the handles original. They are..well, original!


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Larry

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Re: Wow! New flat top 26. What do I do?
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2017, 12:39:05 PM »
That flattop is fantastic, I would keep it. Both of you can.


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