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Questions Regarding Egg Base Support W/ Tables

Was debating making my own table until I found a guy on the craig that makes them out of cypress at such a good price I'm going to let him make it instead of doing it myself. I'm having him make a table that holds a small and large. He said he makes them to accommodate pavers for supporting the egg. I've heard you should have airflow below and I've heard people place them on pavers with no issues. I understand there is a table nest for us with the large but not the small. Debating just putting each of them on pavers from the depot. I figure if airflow is crucial, instead of a giant square paver, I can use small rectangular brick pavers and put them in a triangular fashion. I believe that may open the wood underneath to charring though. Thoughts?

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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 4,063
    Maybe supply him with some green feet or if you can't find them, get some from Home Depot for clay pots. That way he can figure them into his dimensions.
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 4,063
    Like theseimage
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • JHandsJHands Posts: 77
    Do those support the weight of the eggs?
  • HelmetHelmet Posts: 162
    I also have a cypress table. I was worried that the terra cotta feet weren't quite high enough, so I used those and Egg feet. It came out pretty cool looking AND I can still still see the pretty cypress wood below (it seemed a shame to cover it up). 
    Medium BGE, Weber Q120 (The traveller)
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  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 1,407
    Its about reducing the risk of fire - not eliminating it. Pavers reduce the risk, air gaps reduce the risk, and pavers combined with an air gap reduce it even more. I decided to use fire brick and an air gap. The table I have has been used for a number of years with only the green ceramic feet and there is no sign of heat damage to the wood. However, I do not think that the previous owner pushed the egg to high temps.

    One of the issues is knowing how much the risk is reduced by any of the options commonly used. Which is better - air gap or brick? I used fire brick instead of a paver. I know that the fire brick provides more protection, but how much more?  Enough for the extra cost?  


     
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
    In cooking, often we implement steps for which we have no explanations other than ‘that’s what everybody else does’ or ‘that’s what I have been told.’  Dare to think for yourself.
     
  • JHandsJHands Posts: 77
    My egg didn't come with feet and I don't believe my buddy's large he's selling me has them either
  • TomRazTomRaz Posts: 22
    My large bge did not come with legs at all since I purchased it with a table at the same time. I went to home depot and purchased a patio stone or what might be called a stepping stone and put it under my egg and it has worked fine for 5 years now.
  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 4,789
    I purchased my Egg and table at the same time from my dealer. Everything was assembled when I got it. Mine has two concrete blocks under it. It isn't the prettiest set up, but it works. 

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    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
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