ideas for outdoor grill cover?

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Forum topic by Mark Shultz posted 11-04-2013 03:13 AM 908 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2013 03:13 AM

I have a weber grill which needs to have a large black plastic cover when not in use – if it is not on and it rains, water gets into and overflows the drip pan. terrible mess. the cover is a hassle to get on and off, and when off during cooking is an eyesore sitting on the ground next to the grill since it is so big (6 burner grill).

pondering some sort of wooden hood to replace the plastic cover. obviously needs to be elevated above the grill top, and water resistant. but wondering if anyone has built something like this and can share ideas.

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#1 posted 11-04-2013 03:28 AM

In Iraq to protect against the elements we used fuel bladder and some wire coat hangers. Fashionable it was not, but it did work.

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 02:15 PM

I have seen several examples of cabana like covers over grill stations.
They are usually about 6 ft x 7 ft and about 7 ft hi.
Even Walmart sells one for about $100 as near as I can remember.

Don’t know if theirs is flame proof or not, but it seems like a good idea to me to make it so.
Kevlar or fiberglass would be a couple of safe materials that come to mind.

A metal roof would not burn either, but I bet it would get real gunked up with soot and condensation.

Here is an image of a metal version. The Walmart one mentioned above looks exactly the same but with a cloth cover of some sort.

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