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Jeff

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2012, 10:53:28 AM »
Has ANYONE cooked on a grill with a steel handle on top?  I think it would be dangerous to pick the lid up by that handle. I know others have commented about that too.
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Craig

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2012, 11:37:27 AM »
Has ANYONE cooked on a grill with a steel handle on top?  I think it would be dangerous to pick the lid up by that handle. I know others have commented about that too.

In all the old B&W pics I've seen from the '50s and '60s have shown guys with huge oven mits handling the lid. Sometimes even the wood handles get too hot at times. I don't even want to find out how hot a metal lid handle can get.

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Jeff

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2012, 11:49:20 AM »
oh comon now Craig...I want to find out, but just not with my own hand!!  :)
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Craig

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2012, 12:13:42 PM »
oh comon now Craig...I want to find out, but just not with my own hand!!  :)

 ;D

Fire up the old 26" and take a temp. Probably gets hotter than that medallion piece the bad guy grabbed hold of in the bar fire scene from Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Probably results in the same  horrific scream.

Craig

Jeff

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2012, 12:21:03 PM »
The same girlie man scream you mean?   That was classic.  I bet all the guys in the Weber family have burnt hands too!  :)
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MartyG

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2012, 12:24:58 PM »
Ahh, grasshoppers. Lift the burning kettle lid with your forearms and bear the mark of a true master!

Jeff

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2012, 03:48:50 PM »
Yes of course....REAL men are branded!  :)
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zavod44

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2012, 05:21:05 AM »
If I can get to Jeff's house tonight, I'll let you know this weekend!

Brian
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zavod44

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2012, 07:13:01 PM »
I got it today, I'm very excited.  Jeff, as soon as I got home, I just grabbed that handle and bent it straight no problem.  Just did it with my bare hands.  The steel was very thick and the welds were incredibly strong.  It is rough, no doubt but potential and it's a Wood Dale....Nuff said!  Pictures this weekend...


Brian
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Duke

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2012, 08:18:36 PM »
I got it today, I'm very excited.  Jeff, as soon as I got home, I just grabbed that handle and bent it straight no problem.  Just did it with my bare hands.  The steel was very thick and the welds were incredibly strong.  It is rough, no doubt but potential and it's a Wood Dale....Nuff said!  Pictures this weekend...


Brian
Can't wait! :D

swamprb

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2012, 04:11:28 AM »
Has ANYONE cooked on a grill with a steel handle on top?  I think it would be dangerous to pick the lid up by that handle. I know others have commented about that too.

Ummmh, yeah I have, and its a rude awakening! Kinda like a flashback if you don't burp your Big Green Egg. If the handle wasn't in shuch good shape, I'd have no qualms about replacing it.
I cook on: Backwoods Gater, Lang 36, Hunsaker Smokers, Pellet Pro 22" WSM, BGE's, WSM's, Cajun Bandits, PK Grills, Drum Smokers, Genesis Silver C, Weber Q's, Cookshack 008, Little Chief, La Caja China #2, Lodge Sportsman...oh yeah! Weber Kettles! Kamado restoration and pit modification hack!

zavod44

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2012, 08:57:58 PM »
i got pics but they are too big, I'll resize tomorrow

Brian
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Jeff

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2012, 03:36:12 AM »
Brian would you stop teasing already!
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Troy

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2012, 05:36:36 AM »
where are the PICTARS!?!?!?

Duke

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Re: OLD 26 found...
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2012, 06:39:37 AM »
Hey Brian Swamprb,

Can you please post a picture of your gray 26'r? I can't find the "touch of gray" link at the new tvwb site. Thanks!