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AndreC 09-09-2013 09:19 AM

Don't wanna Burn Down the House
 
Hello, I just need some quick advise, I am a retired carpenter (motorcycle accident retired me early). I have built pressure treated wooden decks all around my house and enjoy them(several years construction). I have an Old Smokey smoker that puts out to much heat to have sitting on the wood decks. I am thinking about buying a MES but need to know how to use it on the wood decks. I have seen wood burning stoves with a protective piece under them but living in florida not enough demand for them for me to find out what they are or where to get them.please help, Thank you, Andre

crusty ol salt 09-09-2013 09:38 AM

there is a ton of folks on here that use MES brand products i am sure someone will drive by soon to help out

Bearcraver (john) posted a thread last week showing his MES right next to his log home and i suspect on his wood deck.

http://www.smoked-meat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30084

Good Luck :thumb:

Ryan 09-09-2013 09:48 AM

I have one of those protective boards it was meant for a pellet stove but I moved and don't need it in my house now. If your interested I could see how much shipping would cost and how much I want to sell it for(not much).

Doug S. 09-09-2013 09:48 AM

I have mine on a wood deck with no problems :thumb:

rbranstner 09-09-2013 09:51 AM

You should be able to find BBQ grill mats at just about any hardware style store that sells BBQ'ing equipment. I have two of them that I put down under my smokers/kettle when I'm cooking on my cement pad.

PitRow 09-09-2013 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by AndreC (Post 445955)
Hello, I just need some quick advise, I am a retired carpenter (motorcycle accident retired me early). I have built pressure treated wooden decks all around my house and enjoy them(several years construction). I have an Old Smokey smoker that puts out to much heat to have sitting on the wood decks. I am thinking about buying a MES but need to know how to use it on the wood decks. I have seen wood burning stoves with a protective piece under them but living in florida not enough demand for them for me to find out what they are or where to get them.please help, Thank you, Andre

I never ran mine on my deck, it was always on the concrete patio, but mostly because that was covered and the deck wasn't. I'm pretty sure I would never have a problem using it on the wood deck. The MES is pretty well insulated so I doubt it's going to generate enough heat to do anything.

If you're really worried about it, run down to home depot and grab 4 or 6 1 foot square cement paver stones and put the MES up on that. Problem solved.

Mark R 09-09-2013 01:46 PM

I think Home Depot and Lowes carry mats for under your grill.
I checked, they do.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/cata...y=SEARCH%2bALL

Fishawn 09-09-2013 01:50 PM

Another option :noidea:..... Auto parts stores sell those galv steel (thin) large pans, like 2' x3' or something to put under your car when changing the oil or fluids. I bought one to put our cats litter box on to control the litter & it works for that also :thumb:

PitRow 09-09-2013 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark R (Post 446035)
I think Home Depot and Lowes carry mats for under your grill.
I checked, they do.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/cata...y=SEARCH%2bALL

Aren't those more for stain guard than anything else? Sure they're fire resistant, but I'm not sure they're going to insulate the deck against heat, which I think is the question at hand here.

Doug S. 09-09-2013 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Fishawn (Post 446036)
Another option :noidea:..... Auto parts stores sell those galv steel (thin) large pans, like 2' x3' or something to put under your car when changing the oil or fluids. I bought one to put our cats litter box on to control the litter & it works for that also :thumb:

That's a great idea :thumb::thumb:

Richtee 09-09-2013 03:08 PM

Yeah go to Lowes or HD and buy a sheet of the tile backer board. No worries.

Bearcarver 09-09-2013 03:15 PM

First of all just putting a sheet under it is not enough, unless you like to crawl around on your hands & knees to use your MES. I put PT boxes under mine that raise my MES up 2'. Then I put a sheet of aluminum on that to make it easy to clean.

On the left, just beyond the white storage bucket:
http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/z...9/DSC03538.jpg


Bear

AndreC 09-10-2013 08:40 AM

Thanks,
 
Thank you all, your answers were awesome, and gave me plenty of food for thought (as I knew they would). In hindsight I feel kinda foolish for asking such a dumb question. My top filled Smoker led me to not consider a table under the mes. Thanks Bear, I'm building a table with a fire-proof top now.

Richtee 09-10-2013 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by AndreC (Post 446214)
Thanks Bear, I'm building a table with a fire-proof top now.

You couls make a wood frame for the afore mentioned cement board...and as it becomes singed/greased up...just drop in a new square of it...

Bearcarver 09-10-2013 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by AndreC (Post 446214)
Thank you all, your answers were awesome, and gave me plenty of food for thought (as I knew they would). In hindsight I feel kinda foolish for asking such a dumb question. My top filled Smoker led me to not consider a table under the mes. Thanks Bear, I'm building a table with a fire-proof top now.


It doesn't get hot under the MES, but it doesn't hurt to play it safe. Any kind of metal on top of your table would be fine. Make it one that's easy to wipe clean, as sometimes upon opening the door, some fat drips will fall from the door drain ("V" at the bottom of the door).


Bear

crusty ol salt 09-10-2013 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndreC (Post 446214)
Thank you all, your answers were awesome, and gave me plenty of food for thought (as I knew they would). In hindsight I feel kinda foolish for asking such a dumb question. My top filled Smoker led me to not consider a table under the mes. Thanks Bear, I'm building a table with a fire-proof top now.

There are no dumb or foolish questions, i gleaned a ton of info from this thread. Thanks for starting it :thumb:

IrishChef 09-10-2013 05:38 PM

Hardy board or Durock. Half sheet will solve all your issues.


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