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New to the site, new EGG, new table!

Hey all, 

New to the site and first-time BGE owner.  Put together a little table for my newly acquired large egg.  Really happy with the results.  Used a set of plans that I found at http://www.scottmoore.net/projects/egg/.  The material I selected for this table was pressure treated "appearance grade" pine.  Overall cost for lumber and hardware was about $90 or so.  I also have a set of heavy duty casters coming for it as well. Really excited to get cooking!

Looking forward to learning a bunch of cool new stuff from everyone here.

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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    Nice table brother!  Welcome aboard the crazy train  =)
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,183
    Nice table, shiny new egg.  Welcome and keep on grilling, smoking and posting.
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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,200
    Buying the egg was the least expensive part of the deal. Owning the egg is wallet genocide. You have been warned.
    Welcome to the forum for OCD Eggers. These folks are the best. They are helpful and are experts on anything remotely close to a BGE.
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    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 6,182
    Glad to have you around!!

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    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,132
    Welcome. You need an air gap under the egg, the paver isn't enough. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • Jeepster47Jeepster47 Posts: 3,827
    Welcome to the forum ... oh yes, listen to what @Jeremiah says about an air gap.

    Washington, IL  >  Queen Creek, AZ ... Two large eggs and an adopted Mini Max

  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,073
    Welcome. Hang on to your hat tonight after the booze starts flowing. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,233
    Welcome.  
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • jarcjarc Posts: 241
    Nice looking table, welcome.

    LBGE

    Misplaced Cajun-----Blytheville, AR

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    Welcome 
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,693
    Welcome. Your set up looks great. Have fun, and have a great weekend.
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Welcome!

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • rblarrcparblarrcpa Posts: 67
    Welcome!  Nice set up.  Get cooking and posting!  Great bunch of crazy helpful people on this site.
    XL & MiniMax
    “The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”
    Red Bank, NJ
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,481
    Jeremiah said:
    Welcome. You need an air gap under the egg, the paver isn't enough. 
    If that was actually a problem you'd think the Mothership would quit suggesting a paver is ok:


    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,073
    the story had been told many times of @spaightlabs (I think) house fire. A $30 table nest is cheap insurance 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • SlabotnickSlabotnick Posts: 215
    edited March 2016
    Looks great! Welcome! You will love this place. People are hilarious and will gladly help on anything you want to cook and many things you didn't get know you "needed" to buy and eat.
  • SammiSammi Posts: 496
    Jeremiah said:
    Welcome. You need an air gap under the egg, the paver isn't enough. 
    +1 on that! You don't want to be making your own pine charcoal.
    Sudbury, Ontario
  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,171
    Welcome, that is a nice looking table.
    Large Egg with adjustable rig, Kick Ash Basket and various Weber's
    Floyd Va

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,960
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  And one more endorsement for the air-gap even with the paver.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,132
    HeavyG said:
    Jeremiah said:
    Welcome. You need an air gap under the egg, the paver isn't enough. 
    If that was actually a problem you'd think the Mothership would quit suggesting a paver is ok:


    I know from experience that it is a problem. I had mine directly on a paver, on a makeshift table for about a year before I made a proper table. When I removed the egg and paver the wood was charred black under the paver. So I don't give a damn what BGE says, I'll never go without an air gap again. You can do whatever you want, I was just trying to give some advise. I'll probably never even do another wood table either but that's another argument. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,073
    Same here @Jeremiah had discolored wood underneath the paver in 4 months. $30 is really cheap compared to my belongs or God forbid a loved one. Never again. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,225
    It's all about risk reduction.  Air gaps are better than stone materials.  A paver may be ok under normal circumstances, but an air gap would be better.

    Thermal Conductivity -k-W/(m K)
    Air  0.024
    bricks, insulating  0.15
    Concrete, medium 0.4 - 0.7
    Granite 1.7 - 4.0
    cast iron 55

    Location of the egg should also be taken into account when assessing the risk you are willing to take.  The consequences of a egg table fire will vary depending on where the egg is located.  Egging on a wood deck attached to a wood side house has more risk of serious consequences than egg in on a concrete slab 50' from any structure.
    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.
     
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 374
    Welcome and don't forget to burb before raising dome.

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

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