I know some guys just hand balm it if it is light enough, But I was thinking I don’t want a hot face scorching whatever ground it is on top of. My lid might weigh (I haven’t weighed it yet) 30 pounds. I don’t think this is something I want to lift on and off. - There is the simple flip hinge. - Then there is the foot lift and pivot. - Then there is the parallelogram pivot. - Then there is for the really heavy lids some kind of hoist (or drop fall). - Then there is the super fancy, lid lifts off and the whole furnace lifts up just leaving the floor. What method did you go with and why? And would you change your design in a future build? To what? I am really leaning towards the flip lid and having a stop at 225°. I’m thinking this will keep it, all in one, keep the hot face away from radiating at me during a lift, not singeing my fuel/air lines (that might be 15 inches away, in a pivot style). Any pictures of your design or other peoples designs that you think are really neat, and work well, I would love to see.