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    Fireproofing the deck...

    Burned a hole in my deck cooking with my PBC. What should I lay on the wood deck to set my cookers on?

    #2
    You don't use the stand? They make BBQ mats. That definitely is a HOLE....YIKES.

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    • Jerod Broussard
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      Wowzer...glad I cook on concrete.

    • Jerod Broussard
      Jerod Broussard commented
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      I guess the horseshoes got hot, sunk down, then came the ring and that hot barrel. Too bad you don't have a video lapse of that.

    • Guy
      Guy commented
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      Wow, that must have been there awhile to burn through and also burning the floor joist. Glad that was all that happened.

    #3
    Wowsers, patio stones or brick pavers

    Was that thing on its stand?

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    • Jon Solberg
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    • Jerod Broussard
      Jerod Broussard commented
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      "You can't have 2 number ones," "Yeh, then you'd have 11." If that was previews off the same show with I think Ricky Bobby.

    • SmokinBee BBQ
      SmokinBee BBQ commented
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      It was on the stand

    #4
    Deck, schmek. What did you cook?!

    Obviously kidding. I have a shallow clay pot - the kind that holds water for a potted plant - under the PBC. It fits nicely under the stand and just costs a couple of $$.

    Matt

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    • SmokinBee BBQ
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      Good idea

    #5
    You must have done something to let the temps get too hot. Or did lit charcoal somehow get out of the cooker? At the very least you should have a grill mat under the PBC. I'll find the page. Hold on.

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      #6
      I do use a lot of patio stone for this type stuff. A couple of bucks a piece and very durable:

      http://www.homedepot.com/b/Outdoors-...s/N-5yc1vZbx4b

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        #7
        Check out the grill pad. It's on the right side of the page towards the bottom. http://amazingribs.com/BBQ_buyers_gu...cessories.html I have three. They work great.

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          #8
          Wow, glad you have a brick house. Anything else would have gotten pretty hot. Too close to the house.

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            #9
            I use a hardie backer cement board I got from Lowes for $12. It's a half in thick 3 x 5 board . I cut it and use a 3 x 3 for my PBC and a 2 x 3 to light my charcoal on .

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            • Deuce
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              I rinse mine off regularly, no crumbling

            • Dr ROK
              Dr ROK commented
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              Do you use the cement board on a wood or composite deck?

            • Strat50
              Strat50 commented
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              Mine is wood. No issues at all.

            #10
            Are you trying to show via pictures that the PBC literally burns circles around other cookers?

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            • smarkley
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              LMAO!

            #11
            I showed my wife that picture and she freaked out... thankful that our patio is concrete.

            I am curious about what Noah would say about that *shrug*

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              #12
              I don't take any chances with fire.

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                #13
                Why is Beavis stuck in my head?

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                  #14
                  Wow, SmokinBeeBBQ, you must have gotten that PBC smoking hot! I measured the temps under my PBC for the first few cooks that I did, and it never got hotter than about 200 deg F as I recall. I moved my PBC from the concrete terrace to the Trex deck in the Fall and set up a sandwich of 3 grill pads: two flexible fiber cement grill pads with a felted splatter mat in between. With those three pads I feel pretty secure that the deck won't heat up or discolor even during long cooks.

                  This is sort of like when you lose a computer document that you're working on and someone brightly says "didn't you back it up?" If you had, you wouldn't be moaning and groaning about losing it. So I realize that by telling you I use a 3-grillmat sandwich of protection under my PBC doesn't do a thing to help you with that hole in your deck. You must have been shocked when you first discovered it. I hope the repair isn't too big a pain.

                  Kathryn
                  Last edited by fzxdoc; January 22, 2015, 06:51 PM.

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                    #15
                    I put mine up on cinder blocks. It also raises the PBC up to my level a little bit. Its too damn short.

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                    • Timkatt
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                      I did the same thing to mine.

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