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How to easily relocate a barbecue pit

Relocate a barbecue pitRelocating a barbecue pit might at first glance appear to be a relatively simple proposition, but there are a number of precautions and tips that you should follow in order to make sure that the endeavor does not turn out to be more difficult than you initially perceived.  Moving a barbecue pit within the same garden is a pretty easy task; however, when it comes to moving it from one home to another, things can become a lot more complicated.  Barbecue pits come in different weights and sizes, although they are usually simple enough to move.

The great majority of barbecue pits come with wheels and handles that are sure to make relocation a good deal easier than would otherwise be the case, but the fact remains that you still have to have some kind of guidance so that you can avoid any unfortunate accidents.  A good plan is always essential when making a move, and there a few pieces of advice that you can follow to ensure that you do not cause yourself any damage during the relocation and that the barbecue pit is transferred simply and safely.

One of the crucial factors that should be taken into consideration from the very beginning of trying to shift a barbecue pit is the issue of safety.  Even though it may seem easy, it can actually be quite dangerous to move a barbecue pit if you are unaware of how to shield yourself from accidents.  The first and simplest tip is to never attempt to move a barbecue pit immediately after you have been cooking with it.  Although the handles may well be heatproof, if you are intending to move the barbecue pit a long distance then you could still have some difficulty with the base and the lid – these have a tendency to hold onto high temperatures for quite a few hours following use.  If you are intending to have a barbecue with friends and family right before you move house, you might therefore want to give this plan a second thought.

All you have to do to make sure that you are able to successfully transfer your barbecue pit is to make sure that the barbecue has been emptied of all removable parts and accessories.  This not only cuts down the weight of the barbecue but also prevents difficulties occurring during the transfer.  Removable pieces should be taken from the barbecue and placed in a box so that they do not get lost in the move.  The lid should be secured with straps, tape or even a rope to prevent it from opening and shutting while it is being moved.  Any external moving parts should also be treated mindfully, while wrapping the barbecue in moving blankets will help to prevent scratching and other damage.

If you are going to have to move the barbecue across rough ground then use a dolly or trolley rather than the barbecue’s own wheels, as this could damage them.

Lance Grooms

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