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new idea spark arrestor/ temp control

miscjamesmiscjames Posts: 78
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum

Well as most of you know the LBGE I got of CI I had to rebuild.

Well one thing I didn’t get to was the screen on the lower vent. This got me thinking. I can make one of these and use it for temp control as well. So I picked a master forge stainless steel topper at Lowes for $10 . Then I used that to make me a new spark arrestor/ temp control. 


First I cut from the row of holes past the width of the old arrestor. This gives me the most metal on that side.


Then I cut it to length.


Next I notched out the lip that I left on it and ground it all down to size on a table grinder all nice and smooth. Then I drilled two extra holes  in the front so if i want to bring the egg down real low I can.



After I was done I still had a nice topper to cook veggies on. So It was a win win. I like this so much I am going to make one for my MBGE with the other side of the edge I cut off. Just passing this along in hopes it will help someone.

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  • Wow. Awesome. I wish I had the talent to do stuff like this...
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,521
    Very good post. Thank you. If you are going to make some please post as I would like to order one.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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