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question for new Egg table

MemphistideMemphistide Posts: 207
edited 2:09AM in EGG Table Forum
i have a slate top on my new table and I was going to put a 16x16 piece of slate under the egg. Is this enough to put between the wood and my egg?

Comments

  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Most people recommend putting a 2" paver and the the egg feet and the BGE on the feet. It is nice to have airflow between the bottom of the egg and the wooden table.

    Some people have experienced scorching or worse if there isn't any airflow.
  • OK...do you think it is OK if I have the egg table enclosed except for the front?
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Not sure on that one...go to
    www.nakedwhiz.com

    and look for the photos of tables. I believe some of those are enclosed.
  • I would put a metal vent on the back of the enclosure space if the back is not open, like the kind that are used for outdoor kitchens, to allow circulation of air around the lower portion of the BGE. Any gap between the edge of the table and the edge of the BGE will also promote convection air flow around the lower half of the Egg.

    I am planning on putting two Eggs in a concrete outdoor kitchen and I will ventilate the back of the largely enclosed space around the lower portion of the Eggs.

    Here is a link to some vents that are used for outdoor kitchen cabinets:

    http://www.bbqguys.com/category_name_Ventilation_path_2177-11478.html

    regards,

    sew quik
  • JayCJayC Posts: 1
    Not sure if it's enough space between the egg and wood. What I can tell you is that the slate piece (16x16) I bought at Lowes cracked in half from the weight of the BGE. This might be due to the fact that they didn't have smooth pieces. I guess I'll go to a paver.
  • Hey Memphistide,

    I have my table enclosed with the exception of the fronts, and have had no issues for about a year now. It doesn't seem to really get that hot at all on the inside of the table. I'll include a pic.

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    Maybe this will help.
  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    That is a good loking table. Did you design it and build it from scratch?
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
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