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Tile exploded under egg... need new underpants

couldnt remember if I should get porcelain or ceramic.... evidently I bought the wrong one as just as I was searing a steak on the minimax it sounded like a bomb went off and the table shook. 

I dont remmeber whixk of the two I bought, but not wanting to replicate this what kind of tile should I replace it with?
Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  Collection of my best BGE foodporn shots 

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  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 670
    an air gap, was it sitting on the tile?

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,513
    edited November 2018
    A paver and some feet on the MM to create a larger air gap 
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,458
    hard to see if you have gap under the MM like the Large... it's a must

    canuckland
  • This is somewhat reminiscent of the “Too much chili..... need new underpants” thread. 
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,798
    edited December 2018
    Porcelain is a ceramic tile. Ceramic tiles are either porcelain or non-porcelain. Both are fired in a kiln and both should be fine under an egg. Porcelain is used more often for radiant heated floors. Glazed porcelain might be the best choice for radiant heat. Both have been used around fireplaces for hundreds of years.

    If your minimax is in the stand then there is a small air gap. Bigger gap is better. Maybe it heated the tile too fast? Maybe the tile had an air pocket in it? Maybe already cracked on an edge? For what it's worth, I have a porcelain tile under my Large with steel support bars underneath. 
    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • hard to see if you have gap under the MM like the Large... it's a must

    Ya it’s in the nest so there is an air gap.  Just not as high as the feet on the large 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
    Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  Collection of my best BGE foodporn shots 
  • I used a concrete decorative paver under the egg, no problemos....
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,458
    edited December 2018
    geronimo said:
    I used a concrete decorative paver under the egg, no problemos....
    How long have you had it that way? If you don't have an air gap I'd suggest you do something about it, we'd hate to see this happen to you!  ...

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    canuckland
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