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Stainless Steel table: Cushioning the egg

RebellabRebellab Posts: 43
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum
I have been lurking for about four months.  I purchased my large BGE back in October.  I have been debating building a table or buying one.  Well a customer of mine has a steakhouse he is going to close and has a six foot stainless steel table that he can cut a hole in with his plasma cutter.  He is a jack of all trades.  He said the edge will be smooth, but I am concerned about the egg moving and bumping into the cut edge of the SST.  I thought about putting a gasket material in between, but there has to be someone on here that has done this.

Any ideas?  BTW, I am getting a 6ft stainless table with the lower shelf adjustable up and down for $300 on casters.  I am not a wood worker and so this would be the simplest way in my mind.

Edit to add:  Thanks in advance.  You guys have numerous ideas and I have confidence in you.
LBGE South Dakota

Comments

  • are you going to moving this around alot? how is the egg going to move?

     

    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • I do not plan to move it around a lot, but on the chance that I do, I don't want to take any finish off the egg.  I will have it on casters in the event the wind is blowing or I want to move it to see it from the patio door.  I don't believe it will ever leave the property.
    LBGE South Dakota
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,590
    You might check how the sun hits our cooking area.  Depending on geographic location, stainless can get hot to the touch during the summer months. t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 990
    edited December 2011

    i cant see the egg moving around on the table.  are you putting firebricks under it? or the littel feet?  you could but some rubber protective strip on the sharp edge,  you might want that anyway to protect yourself,  and take a dremel type tool to round off the edge.  belt sander might work.  I think the rubber strip is what i would do.  you will probably have a half to an inch clearance around the egg. Heat should not be an issue.

     

    as far as wind blowing it. the casters might have locks on them. i will bet it takes a lot to move that table with the egg in it.

     

    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,481
    I'm not sure how well you can tell from the picture, but mine sits on 1/2-3/4" raised stainless base.  I have never had a problem with the egg moving when the lid is opened or the table is moved.  The weight of the egg itself holds it in place.

    image

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • That is a beautiful table.  where did you get that?

     

    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,481
    Thanks Steve.  I got the table from Mid-America Equipment in Hannibal, MO.  At the time I bought it (a year and a half ago) I paid a little under $1000.00 shipped in it's current configuration.  They are probably a little more now due to steel and fuel prices.  Just FYI the drawers, casters and platesetter/grid holder on the side are options.  
    Here is their contact information.

    Mid-America Equipment
    1-217-653-0654
    Ask for Tim

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • the egg is cheaper than the accessories!   sounds like a woman.

    haha

     

    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,481

    the egg is cheaper than the accessories!   sounds like a woman.

    haha 
    Sounds like just about any hobby I take part in! :-))

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • tdbmdtdbmd Posts: 46
    What is the point of a hobby if it is not expensive!!??!! :))
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,862
    edited April 2014
    BOWHUNR said:
    I'm not sure how well you can tell from the picture, but mine sits on 1/2-3/4" raised stainless base.  I have never had a problem with the egg moving when the lid is opened or the table is moved.  The weight of the egg itself holds it in place.

    image

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I know this is an older post, but I just ordered the same table from Tim this week and should take delivery in the next few days. Btw, it is now around $1,450.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • Trim lock you should be able find something similar to this at your local auto parts store.
    Good luck a SS table would be really nice.
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,862
    edited April 2014
    Table arrived. 2 shots show holes for probes and power for the Stoker. Can't wait to get my new base and start Eggin again. Getting BGE withdrawals.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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