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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24 14 11:11 pm    Post subject: alluminum heat shield question Reply with quote

I'm in the process of building an offset smoker and I wanted to install some type of heat shields on the inside of the lid of the firebox and smoking area. I was thinking of using alluminum because of its weight, heat retention and the fact that it's free.. I've been getting mixed reviews searching Google about the safety of having alluminim in grills.Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24 14 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you want heat shields on the door?
I would rather insulate the door if exterior heat was my issue than use aluminum in my firebox?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24 14 11:36 pm    Post subject: Re: alluminum heat shield question Reply with quote

stainless10fp wrote:
I was thinking of using alluminum because of its ... heat retention...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24 14 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's being made out of stainless steel and I'm trying to keep the stainless as cool as possible to try to cut down on as much heat related distortion as possible
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25 14 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember our discussions earlier of the possibility of distortion.
Have you considered building a 2" deep box and adding insulation to the door this way?
The box will help keep the door in check, the insulation will allow the outer door to stay cool and hopefully straight.
I hope this helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25 14 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to look into the insulation idea, could you offer some recommendations on what to use? thank you for your help
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25 14 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can order through McMaster-carr.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#9356k13/=uqj7z2
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12 14 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rock wool with a stainless liner is the way to go. I have a stainless pit and it dances quite a bit. It will also patina on you on the outside of the box.
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