In the next month or so I will be moving into my first house. I currently have my egg sitting on a cement patio. The house what I am moving into doesn't have a cement patio but a wood deck. So I'm a little concerned about the egg on a wood deck. I would have the egg in a nest until I build a table. The egg also has the safety mesh screen.
I have never thought twice about anything other than making a table for the egg and rolling in and out of the garage. I remember waking up in the middle of the night 10 years ago by someone knocking loud on my parents front door. A few seconds later it sounded like someone was trying to kick our front door down. Was one of my Dad's friends drinking? That was my first inital thought when waking up. I then realized a split second later that my Dad's friends would never kick our front door down drinking. My Dad opens the door maybe 20 seconds later and all I hear is, "call 911 our house is on fire". A good 30 minutes after the call was made their house was gone. The firefighters were able to recover a box full of family pictures within the first few minutes when they arrived on the scene. That's was pretty much the only thing they recovered afterwords. The only conclusion the fire department came up with was that my neighbors Weber grill must have dropped a hot coal and missed the ash collector and lodged between the boards of the deck. A few hours later when everyone went to bed it must have slowly heated up the boards on the deck and started a fire. My neighbor thought someone was breaking into their house when he heard glass breaking. That's when he saw his deck and upper half of his house on fire.
So I'm wondering how many people have their egg on their deck? The egg seems to be alot more safe when it comes to their design and the whole mesh screen idea compared to a Weber. Has anyone come up with any additional safety features?
It would be really nice walking from the kitchen to the deck a few feet away when grilling. Or do I play it safe and move it in and out of the garage? Just think it would see so much more use if it's a few feet away. But don't know if I can get my head wrapped around knowing I have a grill on a wood deck....