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Under the paver for 18 years...

Folks wanted to see what my wood looked like under the paver since the egg was sitting right on top of it.  So here it is after 18 years.


Here is my fan helper...


Comments

  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,171
    Good way to get a new house as long as everyone gets out ok.

    Ask me how I know...
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,952
    You are lucky that thing didn't light off.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    Scary.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,134
    Google pyrolysis. 

    This is why most of us around here repeatedly recommend a table nest or some other type of air gap. 
    MMBGE / Large BGE / XL BGE (Craigslist Find) / SF30x80 cabinet trailer - "Ol' Mortimer" / Outdoor kitchen in progress.  

    Southeastern CT. 
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,275
    edited June 6
    Yup, you need an air gap despite what anyone tells you here.
    I bought a relatively new BGE and table from a guy that was lightly used. He had a well ventilated egg sitting on top of a thick piece of granite, which was on top of thick marine grade PVC I think.  Anyway, it had the normal round melt/heat pattern shown by many people and a big crack down the middle of it.

    Buy the table nest (below), feet, or any small hard objects you can put underneath the egg.


    LBGE/Maryland
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,047
    for the high cost of 75 cents you can put 3 quarters between the stone and egg. thats all you really need.  i know....its almost a whole dollar
  • NorthPilot06NorthPilot06 Posts: 973
    @fishlessman better than no air gap, but I might recommend slightly more than a 1.75mm gap  :)
    DFW - 1 LGBE & Happy to Adopt More...
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,275
    for the high cost of 75 cents you can put 3 quarters between the stone and egg. thats all you really need.  i know....its almost a whole dollar
    Exactly!
    When I got the table mentioned above, I just used some washers I had on hand while waiting for the table nest to arrive. I actually struggled with just staying with the washers or going to the nest.  I think you are right that any air gap would have been fine.  That table nest puts the egg juuuuuuust a little bit higher that it's hard for my kids to peak in the grill to check on hot dogs and burgers.

    If seeing your own table charred didn’t spur an air gap purchase, I don’t think any of our comments and suggestions will. Unfortunately. 
    You're preaching to the choir! Soon as I received that table/egg combo I took care of that situation.
    LBGE/Maryland
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,277
    KiterTodd said:
    for the high cost of 75 cents you can put 3 quarters between the stone and egg. thats all you really need.  i know....its almost a whole dollar
    Exactly!
    When I got the table mentioned above, I just used some washers I had on hand while waiting for the table nest to arrive. I actually struggled with just staying with the washers or going to the nest.  I think you are right that any air gap would have been fine.  That table nest puts the egg juuuuuuust a little bit higher that it's hard for my kids to peak in the grill to check on hot dogs and burgers.

    If seeing your own table charred didn’t spur an air gap purchase, I don’t think any of our comments and suggestions will. Unfortunately. 
    You're preaching to the choir! Soon as I received that table/egg combo I took care of that situation.
    Its no accident that the table nest provides a wider air gap than the old feet. FYI 
  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 343

    Dang, that was close to being a big problem!

  • sabretooth04sabretooth04 Posts: 33
    edited June 11
    OK.  New larger paver and now raised.
  • billt01billt01 Posts: 986
    for the high cost of 75 cents you can put 3 quarters between the stone and egg. thats all you really need.  i know....its almost a whole dollar
    are nickels not a better choice?

    and you save 60 cents
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  • Hoster05Hoster05 Posts: 143
    OK.  New larger paver and now raised.
    where did you get the green tabs that raise the egg up?
    Mankato, MN - LBGE
  • sabretooth04sabretooth04 Posts: 33
    edited June 11
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,275
    Its no accident that the table nest provides a wider air gap than the old feet. FYI 
    Good to know!
    LBGE/Maryland
  • pileit1971pileit1971 Posts: 135
    So question for the resident experts.... coming up on the final stages of my outdoor kitchen...

    Shelf for the egg is built out of metal heavy guage metal studs...

    Going to have an XL sitting on a table nest on top of slab of granite underneath sitting on the metal studs... I also was planning on getting piece of granite tile to sit inside the table nest, on top of the granite slab for additional protection heat protection...

    Now question I have, do you think I should have a piece of cement/USB Durarock underneath the granite?

    Thanks!
    Large BGE
    Camp Chef 4 burner Griddle

    Near Cleveland, Ohio
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,277
    So question for the resident experts.... coming up on the final stages of my outdoor kitchen...

    Shelf for the egg is built out of metal heavy guage metal studs...

    Going to have an XL sitting on a table nest on top of slab of granite underneath sitting on the metal studs... I also was planning on getting piece of granite tile to sit inside the table nest, on top of the granite slab for additional protection heat protection...

    Now question I have, do you think I should have a piece of cement/USB Durarock underneath the granite?

    Thanks!
    More than for heat the durarock will tie the framing together and disperse the load better than just the stone sitting on the heavy gauge framing. Doesn’t sound like you are building with combustible materials. 
  • pileit1971pileit1971 Posts: 135
    Definitely nothing 'combustible' in the area...
    Here is pic of the shelf, it has support on all 4 sides, and the granite company said I do not need to put durarock on top of the counter top either, so thinking it will be more then enough support for the granite on the shelf...

    And this second pic is the a piece of the framing/studs.  Not sure what gauge it is, but it is much stronger/better then the metal studs you can get at the big box stores...

    Oh and there will be durarock on the back side with another vent, just have not put it on yet...
    Large BGE
    Camp Chef 4 burner Griddle

    Near Cleveland, Ohio
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 785
    Definitely nothing 'combustible' in the area...
    Here is pic of the shelf, it has support on all 4 sides, and the granite company said I do not need to put durarock on top of the counter top either, so thinking it will be more then enough support for the granite on the shelf...

    And this second pic is the a piece of the framing/studs.  Not sure what gauge it is, but it is much stronger/better then the metal studs you can get at the big box stores...

    Oh and there will be durarock on the back side with another vent, just have not put it on yet...

    no need for the extra granite tile IMO, the table nest should will give you the heat drop your looking for and the tile will just take away from your overall look.  I would skip the extra piece if it was me


    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • pileit1971pileit1971 Posts: 135
    Kent8621 said:
    Definitely nothing 'combustible' in the area...
    Here is pic of the shelf, it has support on all 4 sides, and the granite company said I do not need to put durarock on top of the counter top either, so thinking it will be more then enough support for the granite on the shelf...

    And this second pic is the a piece of the framing/studs.  Not sure what gauge it is, but it is much stronger/better then the metal studs you can get at the big box stores...

    Oh and there will be durarock on the back side with another vent, just have not put it on yet...

    no need for the extra granite tile IMO, the table nest should will give you the heat drop your looking for and the tile will just take away from your overall look.  I would skip the extra piece if it was me


    okay, thanks, you are probably right... just thinking it would barely be seen, and would rather have a heat shield that costs $15 crack before the $300 piece of granite...
    Large BGE
    Camp Chef 4 burner Griddle

    Near Cleveland, Ohio
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,353
    The table nest will keep you from getting the crack on the big piece 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 17,748
    @Mattman3969 is your local granite expert
    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. 
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