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  • 500500 Posts: 1,317
    Glad you are OK.  Getting a fire extinguisher for the deck now, and rethinking fire safety.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 332
    Just now seeing this.. Glad you're ok and it was only a table.  I think you're right about it being the brush..  Is the brown spot just below the gasket level where the brush would have been?
    LBGE
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  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 11,864
    edited April 2013
    Just now seeing this.. Glad you're ok and it was only a table.  I think you're right about it being the brush..  Is the brown spot just below the gasket level where the brush would have been?
    good eye. It could have been. I don't normally keep it on top of the table but I did some wings and pizza that day and spent a lot of time getting the grids cleaned up. I guess I left it there by accident. 

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,847
    WOW, that is a scary pic. Really glad it turned out the way it did, it really could have been a different ending. The Mrs and I were talking about a table, looks like I'm pushing for SS or stone. 
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    It's easy to set a wire brush or towel or plastic handled knife down -- and it doesn't have to be a wood table.  This had me thinking and i am cooking a couple of butts this morning, and i started looking at my setup!!  Well my large in in a nest with fold out tables.  I could see where i could be in a hurry getting the meat off the grill and leave a towel resting on one of the egg's pedistals.  That could easily catch on fire if it was touching the outside of the egg.  Below the pedistal is a five gallon plastic bucket -- that would get going pretty damn good. Alongside the bucket is my offset smoker with a full canvas cover -- that burns good!!  Above the offset is a plastic Kayak.  That would have my whole porch on fire!!  I am re-arranging my set up as soon as it cools down from this butt cook!!!
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,131
    I'm really glad to hear everyone is safe is sound and the damage is minimal.  Thanks for posting this CT.  It is definitely an eye opener.  We are all playing with fire! 


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  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Dayum! Count your blessings!
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    If you don't accidentally set fire to the table, deck, house or hair, you're doing it right. 
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,268
    CT, it appears the fire did not start from the bottom, perhaps not having the paver was a blessing in disguise because its extra weight may have caused the whole thing to collapse? just wondering.
    Vaughan, ON
  • CT, it appears the fire did not start from the bottom, perhaps not having the paver was a blessing in disguise because its extra weight may have caused the whole thing to collapse? just wondering.
    Good call. It definitely started up top. Had to be my grill brush handle. The table was so rickety I was very lucky it didn't go over. Just got back from HD with a brand new paver though :)



  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 1,609
    Glad it was just the table that got burned here. Let this be a cautionary tale for everyone here.
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    Currently in Okinawa, Japan
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    @CT   I just heard from the president of the Fire Extinguisher Manufacturer's Society and he wanted to thank you for causing an entire forum to go into full-fledged paranoia mode.  Sales have never been so good, he said. :D
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,733
    @CT   I just heard from the president of the Fire Extinguisher Manufacturer's Society and he wanted to thank you for causing an entire forum to go into full-fledged paranoia mode.  Sales have never been so good, he said. :D
    Hahaha

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • @CT   I just heard from the president of the Fire Extinguisher Manufacturer's Society and he wanted to thank you for causing an entire forum to go into full-fledged paranoia mode.  Sales have never been so good, he said. :D
    Hahaha
    I bought 2 today. bet the steel table industry is feeling pretty good about themselves too :)



  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,733
    I have a concrete deck and a house now clad in stucco over cement board. I ain't skeered. The old roof was aluminum and it went up like fireworks. I just need the granite for my table

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • I have a concrete deck and a house now clad in stucco over cement board. I ain't skeered. The old roof was aluminum and it went up like fireworks. I just need the granite for my table
    yeah, wifey wants another table instead of the nest. I prefer a table too so I'm going granite or steel top with a big fat paver underneath......and perhaps a grill brush with a steel handle.

    I put all the insides back together and cooked on it tonight on a paver on the deck. That lamb ain't gonna cook itself. Back in the saddle..........

    Got the warranty approved and headed in to get new ring and box tomorrow.



  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,733
    If you have a used restaurant supply nearby check the stainless cabinets. I bought one ten years ago and it's just waiting for a top.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • jbates67jbates67 Posts: 157
    That's CRAZY!!!! I have a similar table and have left my egg smoldering for too long considering what I see. I do have an extinguisher and fortunately my table is on concrete but that's a true lesson learned for sure.

    Glad everyone is OK, everyTHING else is replaceable.
  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,619
    How do you think the brush handle caught fire?  Just being next to the Egg?  That does not seem right to me.  The Egg is usually "Cooler" on the outside.

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  • robnybbq said:
    How do you think the brush handle caught fire?  Just being next to the Egg?  That does not seem right to me.  The Egg is usually "Cooler" on the outside.

    still not sure what happened but the brush is incinerated. still piecing it all together

  • LitLit Posts: 3,130

    My table did the same thing and it wasn't a brush handle it caught around the edge of the table. I had cooked in this table for several years before this happened I guess the wood had dried just enough and the heat from the outside of th egg was hot enough. I haven't checked the outside ceramic temp on my large before but I have on my mini and the mini has registered over 500 degrees on the outside. I now make sure I have close to an inch gap all the way around the egg.

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  • Lit said:

    My table did the same thing and it wasn't a brush handle it caught around the edge of the table. I had cooked in this table for several years before this happened I guess the wood had dried just enough and the heat from the outside of th egg was hot enough. I haven't checked the outside ceramic temp on my large before but I have on my mini and the mini has registered over 500 degrees on the outside. I now make sure I have close to an inch gap all the way around the egg.

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    wow. i need to figure out a better set up for mine. ft i want mine anywhere near my kitchen, it's going to be on a deck. my boards are not wood but all the railing is and so is the back part of my house.

  • Lit said:

    My table did the same thing and it wasn't a brush handle it caught around the edge of the table. I had cooked in this table for several years before this happened I guess the wood had dried just enough and the heat from the outside of th egg was hot enough. I haven't checked the outside ceramic temp on my large before but I have on my mini and the mini has registered over 500 degrees on the outside. I now make sure I have close to an inch gap all the way around the egg.

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    btw- i have that black soot all over mine as well. I bought some TSP to scrub it with today. di you clean yours off and how did you do it?

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,781
    I wonder if the plastic on the brush acted as a heat conduit at least or possibly reached it's ignition point. Some plastics will ignite around 350 F. Possibly, the plastic melted allowing the metal in the handle to heat up enough to ignite the wood, which in dry, weathered wood, the point is around 150 F. Similar to how Lit's table burned, maybe the egg itself did this since you let it run on 600 for a prolonged time.

    Hmmm....... A new wrinkle to add to the smoke ring experiment keeping me up at night.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,632
    This thread is a great eye-opener. I forwarded to my brother who is about to build a table for his deck. I think I am going with a concrete/stone or stainless table.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,781
    Chubbs said:
    This thread is a great eye-opener. I forwarded to my brother who is about to build a table for his deck. I think I am going with a concrete/stone or stainless table.
    I'm now going stainless with a stone top(or concrete) or hardcore with Ipe wood, since it is apparently what diamonds are made of; it seems to eat up diamond drill bits after all ;)
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,258
    ive read before that with repeated heatings the ignition point of wood goes down, i think that there was a study done with a steam pipe that touched a wood floor and eventually set it on fire. maybe something similar with an egg in a wooden table
  • LitLit Posts: 3,130
    Centex. The large cleaned up pretty easy think I just used a blue scotch brite pad. For some reason the small is older and not glazed as well and it still has black marks on it. I am sure I could get them off just lazy.
  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,619
    I do not like those pictures.  Time to move the Egg away from the house. Now to figure out how to make it usable downstairs in the yard - year round.  Had it in the yard last year and it was in a mud pit. Ended up not using it in the winter until I moved it up to the wooden deck.  We have been trying to use it at least once a week but its got to go back downstairs now.

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    Garnerville, NY
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