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Stainless Steel Table ????

Scored a free 24x48 stainless table and was thinking about cutting a hole in it for my egg. My question about s for those with stainless tables.... my bottom shelf is secured with only set screws applying pressure to the legs. Is that enough to securely hold the weight of the egg or should I drill out the leg and bolt it in?

LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,465
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    I would say no, not strong enough. But why would you want to lose all that work surface area?! Half of the table and both EggMates, gone!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,008
    We had trouble with corners not holding weight on bottom shelf. I think it would be wise to drill a hole and put in a self taping stainless screw on back side of leg. It wouldn't be visible and it would keep shelf from sliding down. You could drill 2 holes and use bolt also.
  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,008
    How are you going to cut hole in top for egg?
  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,316
    Tspud1 said:
    How are you going to cut hole in top for egg?
    Metal shop just down the street....  that’s something I’d pay for!  Plus, there is boxed bracing under the tabletop that’ll have to be cut and probably spot welded for reinforcement. 

    LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • I have my Minimax on mine and I find myself taking it off half the time so I can have more work space. 

    Having that extra storage at the bottom is clutch as well. I contemplated the same thing but abandoned it. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    If you do decide to do this, perhaps some sort of pipe hanger would provide enough support. Just get one that doesn't have protruding shin barkers!
    Image result for pipe hangers

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,008
    Tspud1 said:
    How are you going to cut hole in top for egg?
    Metal shop just down the street....  that’s something I’d pay for!  Plus, there is boxed bracing under the tabletop that’ll have to be cut and probably spot welded for reinforcement. 
    Plasma cut?
  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,316
    Tspud1 said:
    Tspud1 said:
    How are you going to cut hole in top for egg?
    Metal shop just down the street....  that’s something I’d pay for!  Plus, there is boxed bracing under the tabletop that’ll have to be cut and probably spot welded for reinforcement. 
    Plasma cut?
    That’s an Affirmative! 

    LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,919
    In my humble opinion, your setup is far superior as is. I’d put some casters on that table and rock on. 
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 331
    if you send me the thickness of the metal and the screw diameter, I can do the math and tell you, wouldn't take very long.

    2 Large Eggs - Huntsville, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,465
    Tspud1 said:
    We had trouble with corners not holding weight on bottom shelf. I think it would be wise to drill a hole and put in a self taping stainless screw on back side of leg. It wouldn't be visible and it would keep shelf from sliding down. You could drill 2 holes and use bolt also.
    Thanks for your input.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
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