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Hole-y Egg Table!

My dad just got an Egg + table and I gave him one of the expanded metal grates I'd made for my Egg. Showing him how to do pizza on his one night, smoke started billowing out from under his Egg! We checked, and the heat from the Egg (temp. 550*F) was charring the table underneath. I checked mine when I got home, and sure enough, there is a palm sized hole charred clear through the bottom of my table (I've never seen any smoke using it ~300x in the last year; his seemed to be smoking from a knot with sap in it right under the Egg... if it weren't for that we wouldn't even know). His dealer says its because the metal grate is letting more heat reflect downward than the ceramic grate (makes sense). We both have our Eggs sitting on the small feet they come with, so no direct contact with the wood.[p] So... 1) Anyone else have this happen? 2) I really like the performance of my 'aftermarket' grate, I wonder if putting a concrete stepping-stone under the Egg would prevent further charring and allow me to continue using it? 3) If you have a similar set-up you might want to look at your table <grin>.[p] Regards, EggHawk[p]


  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    EggHawk, I have a wooden table with the BGE sitting on a concrete stepping stone (with the three little green feet sitting between the stone and the BGE). I have never had any problem whatsoever. I suggest you get the stone in there as soon as possible.

  • EggHawk,
    Get a flexible fireproof concrete matt from Lowes. The stock number is 117446. I have one under my egg which is sitting on it's feet.

  • EggHawk,
    I designed my carts for the use of a concrete stepping stone for safety. It definitely takes care of the problem.

  • Greg Nicholas, the little feet AND the stepping stone is in order as the bottom really gets hot and that allows air to circulate. Heat broke one wet stone before I returned the feet to the configuration.

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