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    Way to lift gas grill top?

    My gas grill is somewhat accessible except that I cannot lift the top up. This is because the front end of the top, when lifted, is too high to reach safely, particularly over a hot fire. This is common for bigger gas grills.

    I was thinking of having some kind of attachment on the grill handle that would let me lift it up. Has anyone solved the problem of lifting a gas grill top in a chair?

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    Would an oven rack push/pull tool work? Some are as long as 18", like this one: http://www.amazon.com/18-Oven-Claw-P...en+rack+puller

    or this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Leikam-Enterpr...en+rack+puller

    Looks pretty easy to make one yourself if you are handy with tools too.

    (KLD)

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    I always try to find things around the house to use. I use an old dressing stick that I gotten way back when I was first injured. I also use it to turn light switches on and off that are out of reach. Mine looks similar to this.

    http://www.amazon.com/Economy-Dressi...dressing+stick

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    I welded some aluminum pipe to flat stock (from Lowe's) that I bent. I painted it with high temp matte black after I took the attached pictures.

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    I solved the problem by putting the grill under the roof over hang. Mounted an eye hook and attached a pulley above the grill. Attached a rope to the grill handle, thru the pulley and down behind the grill hooked to an empty paint can. I filled the paint can with enough sand to counter balance the grill lid. I could then easily lift the lid to any position and it would stay within reach. Hopefully that was clear.

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    nice on the counter weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tman9513
    I welded some aluminum pipe to flat stock (from Lowe's) that I bent. I painted it with high temp matte black after I took the attached pictures.
    That looks perfect. Something like that is just what I would want. (I was about to ask if you were an engineer but I looked at your profile and see, unsurprisingly, that you are).

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    If you don't have any way to weld, you can always drill/cut aluminum with a regular hand drill or hacksaw. It's soft and easy to work with using woodworking type tools. Then just bolt the two pieces together.

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