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Table nest question

I read through the table threads looking for an answer for this and couldn't find it. I just got a BGE table and have a table nest. I am trying to figure out what to put the table nest on.I would rather not put a paver, because of the thickness or granite, because of the price. Is a piece of tile ok? What else would work?


  • I've got mine on a ceramic tile.  Mine is a custom built table and the tile is inlaid, but that really shouldn't matter.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • Randy1Randy1 Posts: 373
    @SWVABeanCounter thanks. I thought it would be ok, but wasn't 100% sure.
  • MotobossMotoboss Posts: 19
    i put mine on a piece of travertine tile which is 1/4 thick.....................
    Is this thing on? I see smoke.........
  • zachawnyzachawny Posts: 20
    Got mine on a 3/4 inch thick piece of slate from Lowes
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 18,017
    technically, you don't need anything.  It shouldn't get hot enough to ignite wood below.  But if you like to cook at 800F +, I'd keep an eye on it.
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  • Randy1Randy1 Posts: 373
    @Motoboss @zachawny @nolaegghead Thanks, guys. I will get a couple pieces of tile.
  • I will be getting my Egg in a couple weeks. I've done a considerable amount of reading. After reading I have decided to set my egg on a Table Nest and then Firebricks. I understand firebricks can handle extreme heat up to 2000 degrees. Using the Table Nest sitting above the firebrick allows for air flow to rid some of the heat.
  • GK59GK59 Posts: 501
    I have a nest for a Lg. Had a 2" paver under. Took it out to bring cooking surface lower.Did some 700* steaks this weekend. Had a plastic handled grid cleaner near bottom and it did not melt  Wood stayed cool.

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    Bay City,MI

  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,570
    Got mine on two pieces of wood.No piece of wood directly under the egg just two pieces to support the nest feet.Doesn't even get hot just slightly warm thats all.
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****

    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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