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Table question

CarolinaQCarolinaQ Posts: 77
edited February 19 in EGG Table Forum
I've read a lot about potential fire issues with any wood based tables, even those who with plates under the egg. Have seen stainless steel tables for sale for similar prices.  Is that the way to go if it is going to be covered?

Comments

  • Just make sure you have a gap between the wood and the egg - i.e. a table nest. Our table is wood based with our Egg on a table nest that sits on concrete countertops
  • Just make sure you have a gap between the wood and the egg - i.e. a table nest. Our table is wood based with our Egg on a table nest that sits on concrete countertops
    Agreed. A table nest makes a world of difference. My egg sits in a wood table on a table nest which sits on a piece of granite on top of a concrete paver.  No issues at all with heat on the wood  underneath the egg. 
    Atlanta, GA 

    LBGE, BGE MM, (95’) BGE Chiminea, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E-310 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,579
    I’d recommend keeping your egg in a nest and buy/build a separate prep/storage table if you’re concerned about fire. Stainless tables are nice if you’re willing to spend the cash. 
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 537

    an air gap makes it safe, do not sit it directly on a pavor or stone and you will be fine.  I had a wood table and when I went to build a second one, I was curious ran the math and the air gap makes it safe with only about a 2" air gap.

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

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  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,227
    Look carefully how much of the stainless steel table is actually stainless.  Some marketed as stainless only have the top surface made of stainless.
    Southeast Florida - LBGE
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,928
    If it's going to be a permanent feature in your yard, I'd consider brick (and you won't have to worry about fire or weather).

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,072
    Look carefully how much of the stainless steel table is actually stainless.  Some marketed as stainless only have the top surface made of stainless.
    I agree, check the gauge as well. Platform on a stainless table
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