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New table -- can't find 18" paver. Substitutions?

Hi guys,

Long time lurker, finally joined the club with a large BGE!  Table nest is being ordered so I'm waiting to set it up.  I built a table this weekend but am looking for something to set the table nest on.  Lowes/Home Depot only has 16" pavers and none of the tile stores locally can help (So Cal).  

Any idea where I could find a 2" thick 18x18" paver or another piece of material that can be sized and put into there? 

I loved the idea of a round piece of granite and resting the nest on there, but not sure how I'd go about getting that as the tile/countertop places looked like I was crazy for even asking.  

Any help would be appreciated!! 


  • McStewMcStew Posts: 621
    where in SO CAL ?
    Marina Del Rey CA 
  • BizGreenEggBizGreenEgg Posts: 134
    I used two 8" x 16" concrete pavers about 1.5" thick. Have about a 1/4" gap between them to allow for air to circulate and give room for thermal expansion.
    Large BGE & mini stepchild & a KJ Jr.
    The damp PNW 
  • selloutssellouts Posts: 6
    edited May 2013
    McStew said:
    where in SO CAL ?
    Westside of LA.  But I head down to South Bay / Torrance area regularly if you know of a place in that area.
    I used two 8" x 16" concrete pavers about 1.5" thick. Have about a 1/4" gap between them to allow for air to circulate and give room for thermal expansion.
    That's a good idea, thanks!  Of course 8x16 isn't an option locally but I can try calling a few different places and maybe they'll offer that.  Or give my hand at trying to split one manually -- at $3.49 it's not like they're going to break the bank if I completely mangle it.
  • jimfastcarjimfastcar Posts: 88
    Buy as many firebricks as you need to make the size you want
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 350
    Go to some granite shops. They should have some sink cutouts or scrap pieces that would be reasonable. I got a 24" x 32" for 100.00. But looks like u are wanting a smaller should be cheaper. I have xl.
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    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,965
    Check a brick yard...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • lewisj82lewisj82 Posts: 115
    On my table, I put a bunch of bricks, about 2" under my XL. They are in a ring around the base, with some more in the middle for support. I have them so that the holes are sticking outward. In my mind, it helps keep it cool underneath the egg, but hey, that could just be my weirdness talking.

    BGE XL- Tomball, TX
  • McStewMcStew Posts: 621
    There is a place in SF Valley called Jacobi Building Materials I think they are on Topanga and Victory they have or can get just about any size you need
    Marina Del Rey CA 
  • onelikearockonelikearock Posts: 115
    I found slabs of blue stone nearly 2" thick.
    $7 at an out door nursrey
    Chesapeake, VA
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,882
    I had very good results using 3  12" pavers in my table under my Large BGE, under the 3 ceramic feet.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • selloutssellouts Posts: 6
    edited June 2013
    For anyone looking for one in SoCal, I tracked one down at Sepulveda Building Materials.  They've got locations from San Diego to Santa Barbara, the coast to Palm Springs I think.
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