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@Kyrstie_Mandarin - to be honest, have NOT cooked on the Eggs at all over the last few weeks! TOOO busy working trying to PAY them off! hah! LOL! So to ansser your question, I paid a pretty penny to install ALUMINUN plates about 1/2 thick that the stands sit on! It has significanlty reduced the heat transfer but it still gets hot!
TO ALL A VENDOR TIP/SUGGESTION: With regards to possible table fires; I was concerned for the "circled" edges of the BGE touching the sides of the Cedar Table Top, after viewing one persons table burning on the Fourm “Yikes”, it prompted me to research, to find and to call this company called Gladiator Glove Works – they are located on the web at http://www.gladiatorglove.com/default.asp - CHECK out some of my pics on how I did utilized the product!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
This is their info on the product I got to wrap around the inside top edge of my Egg Table Top holes and other possible high heat contact areas:
Gladiator’s premium highly texturized tape provides exceptional insulation.
Common uses: sealing, lagging, exhaust wrap, heat shielding, insulation, and encapsulation in automotive, process equipment, or architectural & construction applications.
• Made exclusively with ZetexPlus® highly texturized fiberglass
• ZetexPlus® is treated with a Vermiculite coating which allows heat to disperse evenly across the surface of the tape
• Strong, flexible, and abrasion resistant
• Supports continuous operating temperatures to 1500°F (816°C)
• Supports peak temperatures up to 2000°F (1093°C)