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Egg in a Stainless Steel table

JerseyCityEggJerseyCityEgg Posts: 1
edited 3:42PM in EGG Table Forum
Hi

I am definitely a newbie - haven't bought my Egg yet.

I am building my house and want to drop my egg into a stainless steel counter top that we will have custom built.

The challenge that we have is that water cannot go down underneath the table because we have a pump for our koi pond there.

So my question is, can we use a fire caulk to seal around the Egg? Are there any issues with doing this? How hot does the outside get?

If we are able to do this is will look great - will post photos.

Comments

  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    The outside of the egg can get quite hot. As for caulking, I would avoid it. I would leave at least a 1/2" gap around the edge of the egg with respect to the SS counter top. You may want to visit the naked Wiz's web site and look at some Egg tables for more info.

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  • Jimmys EggJimmys Egg Posts: 17
    I used an edge strip to trim out the edge of my stainless counter and left the ½” air gap as well for insulation. This will give your installation a much more professional look and keep out all but a driving rain. The hole in the counter is smaller than the top of the egg, so the widest part of the egg acts like the eve on your roof to keep water out. The raised trim will keep the water that pools on the counter out. You can get this trim at an automotive trim supply house. I would use the type with metal internal teeth to bite the stainless and stay in place.
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  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    That looks good! Very clean installation and I am sure it works just fine. Nice job :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    moving the pump may be more viable alternative.
  • Do you remember the hole size for your table? I'm doing the same but as for allowing for the hinge the egg must set out of the opening 7 inch .so as the egg tappers down from that point the standard 21 inch rule for a large is to much air gap. Please advise i'm open for suggestions before i cut.
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