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Humpty's new home

FingersFingers Posts: 37
edited 10:52AM in EggHead Forum
<p /> This is my fathers day gift to me. The area to the left of the table that holds the large egg is for a table for a small. That table will have places for lump,chips&chunks,and Eggcessories. The Question I have is... since part of this table will have solid panels what is the minimum air space that I will need to keep from scorching the solid panels?


  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    Fingers,[p]That is impressive and looks great! Did you build it all in one weekend?[p]Smokey
  • FingersFingers Posts: 37
    No it has taken over a month to build. although I believe that one could build the structure in a couple of weekends. I wanted a pattern in the concrete and that required that I mix and pour the floor by hand using sack concrete. So that took over a week. It also has dusk-to-dawn sensors that will allow me to install either conventional lighting or low voltage lights. I also did some preliminary work to allow for a garden with some type of water attraction to the left of the structure. [p]

  • Dr. ChickenDr. Chicken Posts: 620
    I must say you did it right! I built a cart to hold 2 of my Eggs, but after a few downpours, I wish I'd have gone to your extent!
    It really looks fine![p]Dr. Chicken

  • GrumpaGrumpa Posts: 861
    Fingers,[p]Just one word.....AWESOME!

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    On the air space question..I think around a inch.[p]

  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
    Fingers,[p]Beautifully done! How I wish I had carpentry skills like that.[p]K~G

  • FingersFingers Posts: 37
    Thanks for the response. I tend to agree with your thought.
    My observations have been that for some reason the surface temperature of the Egg is higher near the bottom. So if I allow an inch or two spacing where the Egg passes thru the table the natural taper of the Egg will give much greater clearance near the bottom.

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Fingers, If one were to leave a half inch of ash on the bottom continually, you could set the BGE directly on wood without a problem..The ash insulates very affectively. Try it some time during a burn and feel the bottom both when clean and with ash. Carefull tho when its hot as I have seen the bottom smoking. With ash in it, its still cool.
    Just a suggestion...not a all around recommendation.

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