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Help raising grid

I primarily us CI grid and want it to sit around the felt line. I tried balancing 3-4 small coke cans on fire ring, then place the CI grid on them. That was frustrating...they would fall off etc due to the difference in diameter of the 8oz can and the narrow fire ring. I purchased the Woo 2 for my MBGE. It has the handles so it can be lifted off. The CI grid cant sit on it due to the handles. I know I could saw them off, but if I do not want to. I want that option. I read on here make-shift ways to raise grid was to put SS bolts and washers 3-4 spots on grid and then it would sit on fire ring. I did that but they keep getting loose and moving and are fussy to get into position, almost like the coke cans. What other ideas are out there? TIA
LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
Rome, GA
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  • You don't need stainless bolts. If you can fins a weber grid, use carriage bolts through the raised grid washers and lockwashers between the nuts. Facing or split firebricks will sit on the firering ok too.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Thanks, where do I get firebricks?
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • A fireplace store, brickyard or maybe a big box home improvement store

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Dont mean to be ignorant here, all are bricks firebricks? 
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,977
    Regular bricks from HD/Lowes, wrapped in foil, work fine. Have used them for a few year, even on high temp pizza cooks, and they have not spalled or cracked. I put a Weber grid on the firering, foiled bricks, then cooking grid on top = gasket level/raised cook.  

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • No firebricks are mostly sand with a binder. They are sand in colour and smooth.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,977
    Regular bricks/pavers are usually reddish in colour (but come in a variety of colours) and firebricks are usually sandy/tan/beige in color. Regular bricks/pavers are much cheaper and easier to finfd. Generally, regular bricks have holes in them, and pavers are solid. I've used both, but think I like the pavers better. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • OK, thanks guys, I'll check out HD or Lowe's..
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Don't waste your time going to HD or Lowes! They don't have or carry firebricks.( been down that road!) your best bet is to go to a fireplace store. Here's my firebrick set up.
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    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,392
    Had the same issue with woo. Didn't want to cut handles so I cut the cast iron grid instead. Worked great. No regrets
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

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  • I assume you bought your CI grid as an accessory and still have your standard grid as well? If so, just use whichever grid you aren't cooking on on the fire ring, put bricks or whatever spacer you use on that and the other grid on top of the bricks/spacer. 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,604
    Kosko said:
    Don't waste your time going to HD or Lowes! They don't have or carry firebricks.( been down that road!) your best bet is to go to a fireplace store. Here's my firebrick set up.
    But for those of you near a Menard's store they sell them for like $10 for 6 bricks.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,977
    RRP said:
    Kosko said:
    Don't waste your time going to HD or Lowes! They don't have or carry firebricks.( been down that road!) your best bet is to go to a fireplace store. Here's my firebrick set up.
    But for those of you near a Menard's store they sell them for like $10 for 6 bricks.
    Regular bricks/pavers are much cheaper, and HD/Lowes have them. Pavers were $0.55 each but that was a few years ago.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • Is the only diff between reg bricks/pavers and firebricks that the components of which they are made may affect their heat tolerance? Is there a food safety issue-chemicals etc.? Not sure I can locate firebicks easily around here but will check it out. I'm in Rome, GA...small town USA.
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,604
    Is the only diff between reg bricks/pavers and firebricks that the components of which they are made may affect their heat tolerance? Is there a food safety issue-chemicals etc.? Not sure I can locate firebicks easily around here but will check it out. I'm in Rome, GA...small town USA.
    Typically the size is the major noticeable difference. My fire bricks are 9 x 4.5 x 1.25"
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,392
    I don't know why you'd wanna use bricks if you invested in woo. I used bricks before woo but not after
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    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

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  • Hubby wants to know what saw was used to alter the CI grid? He has a dremel and hand grinder...would one of those do it?
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,392
    Hand grinder. He can have it cut off in the time it takes to drive and buy bricks. That was a pic I took to make sure if it fit. I cleaned up the edges afterwards. Still fits snug too which is nice. Also I still have handle and still get to use plate setter. All raised all the time. Direct. Or indirect.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,977
    @krobertsmsn - no known food safety issue. Firebricks are used for high temperature applications (fireplaces, kilns, pizza ovens, etc) and different kinds are rated for different temps. They can tolerate thousands of degrees F. The 1.25" ones are splits. They come in a 2.5" thickness also. Regular bricks or pavers are built to withstand compressive forces (walls, driveways, etc)

    If yo have your heart set on the firebricks, then go to a brickyard. Fireplace stores will rip you off (6-fold difference in price the last time I checked). But I needed 300 the last time, not just 3, so you may not care about the price difference.  You can also order from doitbest.com (search for firebrick) and it will be delivered free to a participating store.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,604
    Hubby wants to know what saw was used to alter the CI grid? He has a dremel and hand grinder...would one of those do it?
    dremel will take forever and break umpteen discs. I have cut 3 of these now just using a bi-metal blade in my Saws All and then smoothing the sharp edges with my bench grinder.
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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