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salad

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What will these lid handles be referred to by future collectors?  BOLHs.  Yeah, that's right,  BOHLs. 
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zavod44

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I actually heard that Sir AGENT X is okay with the metal handles.  He likes all things Weber.  He said he refuses to hate on Weber.  He said he's not in love with the tack welds that get rusty on top.

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zavod44

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He also said that he likes it when people don't buy things, it's makes them more collectable....He said he's already ahead of the curve....

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What will this lid handles be reffered to by future collectors?  BOLHs.  Yeah, that's right,  BOHLs.

lol - add it to the FAQ!

I don't completely dislike the new style handle but think it definitely changes the look of the lid. I prefer the minimalistic look of no bolts, hardware or shield... just the handle.
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whoops
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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2014, 04:00:57 PM »
Nooooooo!!! WTF! No new kettles in my future. To make people happy they better start selling the euro colors here and do it in every size. Also we want the euro mastertouch model and euro accessories.This is a load of BS!
Looking for--- a yellow mbh any size, sequoia ( I know I am dreaming), avocado any size, brownie any size.

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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2014, 04:06:17 PM »
i'm actually a little bit concerned about where the hook is in relation to the handle and handle direction.

with previous config, you can hold the lid sideways with the hook on the top half and easily control the vertical pitch.

with the new handle config, it seems that it would require significantly more grip strength to control the vertical pitch. too loose and the lid will tilt (but who knows, maybe hooking the lid will be more natural with the tilt...)

zavod44

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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2014, 04:08:15 PM »
My imperial blue Wood Dale handle is turned opposite, it is harder to control.  I see why the moved them the way they did....

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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2014, 04:11:49 PM »
My imperial blue Wood Dale handle is turned opposite, it is harder to control.  I see why the moved them the way they did....

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waiiit wait wait.
you have an imperial woody?
who do i gotta blow to get the non woody imperial?

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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2014, 04:15:46 PM »
Harris

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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2014, 04:29:00 PM »
harris has my baby blue?

zavod44

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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2014, 04:29:35 PM »
Yes

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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2014, 04:33:35 PM »
The hook location is so wrong.
They might want to rethink that.....or try hanging it just once in that orientation.

Damn, those fugly slothead 1/4-20 screws again !


zavod44

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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2014, 04:34:37 PM »
I do hate slotted screws, so does Sir AGENT X

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Re: The end of an era.... no more welded handles on Weber Kettles. (Photos)
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2014, 04:36:53 PM »
I actually think the welded handles were silly. It was a major stress point and not solid so the porcelain cracked and the handle bases rusted. They get dented alot in shipping toon. Since Weber isn't allowed to put made in the USA anymore I bet there are plans to do stamping and painting somewhere else in the world. I also wonder how they are hanging those handleless lids for paint. The geometry of the lids will allow for stacking during shipment. Maybe this also means that real red can come back. Bolted on leg sockets anyone?
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