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Feet or No Feet?

FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
edited 4:00PM in EGG Table Forum
Feet definitely !!!!!
I have posted these on the forum many times and will post them here per loco_engr's request and hope they help avoid a potential problem for others. There was always a debate as to weather you needed the feet or not and I was always the one on the no feet side,,,until I went to refinish the table. Not sure how long before I had a fire or the egg just fell through the table I just know if would have happened eventually. Here are the before and after pics.

Yes it was time to refinish


The paver stone


And the wood underneath, It does get hot down there


I'm just glad I caught it in time, by pure dumb luck. Here is the end result after refinishing




Be safe, use the feet


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    And no power tools were harmed in the making of this video.



    Caledon, ON


  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: That might not be entirely true :whistle: :whistle: :P Glad to see you got registered.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Thanks P'man! I think your experience with the no feet has saved alot of people tons of grief.
    Dang good job after the refinished work too!
    How many beers did it take? :ermm:
  • cahuckcahuck Posts: 31
    I like that table a LOT!
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005

    Nice rehab on the table.

    IMHO, I believe feet should be used when the paver is laying on a flat wood surface - let's see lump burns at 1200 degrees, firebox is at the bottom of the egg, restricted air flow around the paver...However, I don't believe the feet are all that necessary when the paver and egg are sitting on a joyce/rafter set up - lots of air circulating around the paver. My 2 cents.
  • Great work on the refinishing Pat. I will prolly have to do that soon. I used several coats of a marine varnish for the finish thinking it would hold up better than most finishes in the elements. But the finish is not holding up like I thought it would. How is the refinish holding up and what did you use for protecting the wood?
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Frank, I used 6 coats of spar urethane and so far it's been great. Really cleans up easy.

  • EggscaperEggscaper Posts: 213
    I'd go with the feet wouldn't want to ruin that
  • Hey Pat,
    Nice job on the table and thanks for the tips on using the feet.
    I have a question..Is The piece of sheet metal just a flat piece of metal or is it bent up to lift the stone off the wood.
    I'll be starting my table soon.Eggfeat next Saturday.
  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    Great looking table, I know when I get a table built I will use the feet. Thanks for info.

    Wichita, KS
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    Bump. For all the new tables for those Christmas eggs.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • I just built a table and used the "table nest" as feet

    I understand this is a dumb overpriced eggcessory... but $30 is WELLLL worth that added protection and piece of mind after all those labor hours on the table!

    I don't have a heat plate... just these feet and have not seen and burning on the wood and the egg has been used on the tazble for about the last year weekly.

  • OH YA...... stain looks AWESOME!!!!!
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