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Feet or No Feet?

FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
edited 11:49PM in EGG Table Forum
Feet definitely !!!!!
I have posted these on the forum many times and will post them here per loco_engr's request and hope they help avoid a potential problem for others. There was always a debate as to weather you needed the feet or not and I was always the one on the no feet side,,,until I went to refinish the table. Not sure how long before I had a fire or the egg just fell through the table I just know if would have happened eventually. Here are the before and after pics.

Yes it was time to refinish

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The paver stone

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And the wood underneath, It does get hot down there

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I'm just glad I caught it in time, by pure dumb luck. Here is the end result after refinishing

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Be safe, use the feet

Comments

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,379
    And no power tools were harmed in the making of this video.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: That might not be entirely true :whistle: :whistle: :P Glad to see you got registered.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Thanks P'man! I think your experience with the no feet has saved alot of people tons of grief.
    Dang good job after the refinished work too!
    How many beers did it take? :ermm:
  • cahuckcahuck Posts: 31
    I like that table a LOT!
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Pat,

    Nice rehab on the table.

    IMHO, I believe feet should be used when the paver is laying on a flat wood surface - let's see lump burns at 1200 degrees, firebox is at the bottom of the egg, restricted air flow around the paver...However, I don't believe the feet are all that necessary when the paver and egg are sitting on a joyce/rafter set up - lots of air circulating around the paver. My 2 cents.
  • Great work on the refinishing Pat. I will prolly have to do that soon. I used several coats of a marine varnish for the finish thinking it would hold up better than most finishes in the elements. But the finish is not holding up like I thought it would. How is the refinish holding up and what did you use for protecting the wood?
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Frank, I used 6 coats of spar urethane and so far it's been great. Really cleans up easy.

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  • EggscaperEggscaper Posts: 213
    I'd go with the feet wouldn't want to ruin that
  • Hey Pat,
    Nice job on the table and thanks for the tips on using the feet.
    I have a question..Is The piece of sheet metal just a flat piece of metal or is it bent up to lift the stone off the wood.
    I'll be starting my table soon.Eggfeat next Saturday.
    Thanks
  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    Great looking table, I know when I get a table built I will use the feet. Thanks for info.

    Patti
    Wichita, KS
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,488
    Bump. For all the new tables for those Christmas eggs.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • wellsy37wellsy37 Posts: 21
    I just built a table and used the "table nest" as feet


    I understand this is a dumb overpriced eggcessory... but $30 is WELLLL worth that added protection and piece of mind after all those labor hours on the table!

    I don't have a heat plate... just these feet and have not seen and burning on the wood and the egg has been used on the tazble for about the last year weekly.


  • wellsy37wellsy37 Posts: 21
    OH YA...... stain looks AWESOME!!!!!
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