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EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,016
edited 9:26AM in EggHead Forum
Most people suggest stainless steel bolts and hardware when making an extended or raised grills. I have observed many 90 degree elbows used as spacers that clearly are not stainless. Why the discrepancy on materials for grills vs spacers? Just curious.


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,144
    Try buying a 90 degree 1/2 spacer of steel or a 4 inch bolt of copper. That is what the market offers. Just stay away from galvanized.
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Galvanized is fine to use. You have been caught up in a myth.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    If your talking about some using copper 90 degree elbow...they are used in a pizza stone baking set-up. Platesetter legs down and those elbows keeping an air space under the pizza stone.

    Bolts get the grid at a higher elevation for a direct cook. This is the mini :)

    This is obviously using the green feet instead of the 90 degree elbows.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    What is the myth on that anyhow?
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    That you shouldn't use them on the egg. Totally false.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    I've heard that...but why? what could possibly go wrong with them?
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,016
    Kind of what I expected. Many opinions on stainless vs galvanized. How did this get started that the zinc would become toxic if heated in the egg? Or does it?
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    The myth is that there are poisonous vapors given off by the zinc. Just doesn't happen at egg temps, and even if it did, the worst effects are mild flu-like symptoms.

    To paraphrase a wise, wise man - the carbon monoxide given off by the bushel should be the bigger concern and is certainly more of a danger than the small amount of noxious fumes given off by a few little galvanized or stainless bolts.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Roger that...

    A non-issue, issue :P
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