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XL Egg and Table How to keep it safe.

Pa_BBQPa_BBQ Posts: 119
edited October 2011 in Forum List
I have read a lot about fires and XL BGE, I understand using the feet is not only not recommended but they do not come with feet. 
I have built my table to allow a lot of air flow, but have concerns about the firebrick, can the heat get down through the gaps between the bricks, or with the air flow will I be ok? I thought about putting 4 fire bricks on top of these and leaving an air space, but seems that the BGE site says to put it directly on a a paver. 

I hate to ask a stupid question but want to enjoy my second egg and not worry about burning my BBQ area up. :)


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Large BGE
Meadow Creek TS120 Stick Burner
Stoker, BBQ Guru. 

Erie, Pa. 
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  • DominicMagesticDominicMagestic Posts: 108
    edited October 2011
    have you checked the clearance for the hinge with regard to clashing with the top of the table?  some folks let the hinge operate over the back of the table while others cut a slot in the top of the table for the hinge.  personally, i would use a one piece paver and then use four of the bricks on top of the paver to distribute the weight to the single piece paver and spread to provide some air gap in a cruciform fashion.  the fire bricks just don't look thick enough to me.

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  • Pa_BBQPa_BBQ Posts: 119
    If I add a paver I believe it will be fine. I also may cover the wood with the cement grill pad to add a level of protection since I have a couple laying around here. 
    Large BGE
    Meadow Creek TS120 Stick Burner
    Stoker, BBQ Guru. 

    Erie, Pa. 
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,783
    edited October 2011
    I had my XL on 10 fire bricks (on my old mobile table) similar to that.  No burning or charring issues.
    I just laid the fire bricks on solid board.  I used a brick configuration to make it wider in the middle so that there was full coverage on the bottom.  Not sure if that was necessary or not??

    It's a little hard to see but here's a picture:image
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • Pa_BBQPa_BBQ Posts: 119
    Thanks guys, I ended up putting a 24" paver under the fire bricks. 

    Large BGE
    Meadow Creek TS120 Stick Burner
    Stoker, BBQ Guru. 

    Erie, Pa. 
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  • Did similar with 18" paver with Large BGE - has been great, no issues of cracking, even in cool Canadian weather.

    nice frame by the way

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