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Granite table owners

EggdamEggdam Posts: 214
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I was at me neighbors at the cottage and noticed he had a brand new egg in a granite topped table. I noticed the egg has a very small air gap between the egg and the granite. I think he would be lucky is he has 1/4" but I would say less. My question is how much air gap is needed to not crack the top? I plan on building a table soon.


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    if it isn't touching, it shouldn't crack.  it wouldn't be heat that jumped the gap and caused the stone to expand, it would be the egg expanding and pushing outward against the stone
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • PapaBPapaB Posts: 146
    I have a granite table top with a circular hole cut to support my LBGE on a rock slab built into the outdoor unit.  I have just enough clearance to make it a PITA putting the cover on when cooled off.  The granite's probably about 1.5-2" thick.  Check it out here:
  • I also have a granite top on my BGE table.  The only space between the granite and wood is the shims needed to get it flat and level.  I had already sealed the table before installing the granite top.  I also have a stone paver for the EGG to sit on the second layer under the top.  
  • gumbo_billgumbo_bill Posts: 35

      If you cut a circle,  it makes the granite quite thin in from and back,  and granite might flex and crack in the narrowist part of the granite.  I made mine square, thus much easier to clean and take egg out if needed.

    It's not as pretty but see enclosed picture.

    Also under egg I have air spacers, cement board, air spacers and 1 1/2 thick granite and then more spacers under the egg.  The handle on a hot skillet is cooler since conduction transfers heat from only a small part of the skillet. Thus my spacers work by not only providing air flow but more importantly by preventing conduction.

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