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Bracket for Fire Bricks

tgklemantgkleman Posts: 216
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum

I finally got some fire bricks for raised grate cooking, but was a little nervous about just setting on top of the fire ring, for fear they would tip over and crack my fire box.  I used some coat hangers to make some brackets to hold the bricks more securely.  Works like a charm...

 

 

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  • tgklemantgkleman Posts: 216
    There were suppose to be pictures attached to this... Let me figure this out
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,501
    edited May 2012
    I have seen most cut them in half to make thinner. But your way sure looks to work.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • tgklemantgkleman Posts: 216

    Anybody see any pictures?

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,501
    Pictures are showing
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • pineypiney Posts: 1,219
    tgkleman, very good idea. I think I will do likewise, thanks for info.
    Lenoir, N.C.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,095
    That is very clever.  I went with using two grids, the original and a Webber on top, but I really like your solution.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 804
    That is great!!!! That is on my list to do today as I had a brick fall into the firebox once. Outstanding job!
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    I like it. Good idea. I use the split or half fire brick which are thinner, but I may just make something like this. Keeps from getting two grids dirty.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    The bricks I use on my xl fall all the time. I've been trying to figure something out.

    Thanks for the idea.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,869
    Great idea.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 299
    If you are mechanically inclined and have a welder, this is what I did. This will also keep your grate from sliding around when you are handling food too.

  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 804
    I made mine earlier and they worked great. Thanks again for the idea.
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • I'm pretty sure you could have marketed that idea, but thanks for sharing.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,529
    Excellent idea.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • tgklemantgkleman Posts: 216

    I'm glad it worked out.  It's nice to provide a few ideas for as much help as I recieved from this group.

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    grate mates are the same thing, pretty much.  and they allow you to skip the bricks.

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/productreviews/gratemates/gratemates.htm
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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