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Table Question

I am building out an outdoor kitchen using steel studs and cement board (BBQ Coach system), so there aren't really any combustible components (i.e. no wood). 

At my own fault, I put together the BBQ coach egg module to be at a 12 inch height from the shelf to the top, rather than 15 to 17 inches for the large Egg. I can make some modifications to get it to maybe 13.5 to 14 inches, but I already have a drawer installed underneath, so can't get much further. Anyone see any issues with this shelf height besides the Egg sitting a bit higher than optimal?

Also, I know most folks recommend the Nest and then even potentially firebricks or pavers underneath that. For my scenario, since there are no combustible components and I need to raise the GBE enough to have a small airgap, but don't want to raise it too much, I was thinking of putting a stainless steel sheet (heavy gauge) over the cement board and then using the ceramic feet instead of the Nest. What are your thoughts on this? Neither the cement board or the stainless steel are combustible and there would be an approximate 3/4" airgap.

Comments

  • I ended up going with the Table nest on top of a 11 gauge stainless steel sheet.



  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,969
    It'll be fine. I'm taller and I like the egg a little higher. Hopefully you are in the same boat. 
  • It'll be fine. I'm taller and I like the egg a little higher. Hopefully you are in the same boat. 
    I'm not very tall, but it works. If I had to do it again, I would make it lower than it is, but it works fine.
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,969
    It's a great setup for sure. You should be proud of it. 
  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,013
    Message me and I will send you one of these
  • cmcleancmclean Posts: 45
    Is there anyone else who makes module kits like these besides BBQ coach?
    Large & 36" Blackstone
    Memphis, TN

  • cmclean said:
    Is there anyone else who makes module kits like these besides BBQ coach?
    Yes, two other main websites that I know of:

    https://diybbq.com/
    https://bigridgeoutdoorkitchens.com

    I spent a lot of time researching, so I can provide a lot of details about the differences in the kits between the three websites. There are differences in the gauge of the steel, and many other differences.
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