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Hi... Got my table build done for my large big green egg which is on a table nest and I have about a half inch separation from the sides of the egg to the table. Is a half inch ok as a gap between sides of egg and the table?

Thanks.
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Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,268
    What material?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,557
    Wood.i could put the nest on a paver and raise the egg higher up.i thought 1/2 inch was ok tho.
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock? 



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,557
    Two inch gap under egg between table and half inch on sides.
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock? 



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • B&BKnoxB&BKnox Posts: 243
    Mine goes between 1/2 to 1 inch.  Made of cypress.  2 years no issue so far.  I'd worry more about whats under the egg.  I have 2" paver and a layer of fire brick plus the old egg feet for air gap.
    Be Well

    Knoxville TN
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,557
    I've have two inches of air underneath that the nest gives.see how it goes.
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock? 



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,055
    1/2" is perfect.
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,557
    Also does the hinge drop any distance when the dome is opened. I have four inches from gasket to tabletop I hope that's ok?
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    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • GK59GK59 Posts: 501
    I just had my egg up to about 400- 550*. My ash rake was between the paver and egg on a table nest and it was ambient temp. And that was up to 2 hrs.

    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,536
    I have my large sitting on the ceramic feet on top of  concrete pavers, with a 1/2 to 1 inch gap around.  This is for just over three years with no hint of problem, including many pizza cooks and two clean burns.   This is a cyprus wood table.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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