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What is the best Expanded Steel to use for smoker Grates?

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DStew

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OK so building an offset with two 20" x 30" doors....anyone got a suggestion on what the best

1/2 inch #13 expanded flattened steel (52% open space)
1/2 inch #16 expanded flattened steel (63% open space)
3/4 inch #9  expanded flattened steel (63% open space)

My hunch is that the 3/4 inch #9 is the way to go but I am a mere neophyte when it comes to steel........

UPDATE:  GOT THE 3/4 inch #9 "Flat" from Industrial Metal supply for $57 for a 4x8 sheet 8)

Thanks,

Daryl
#1 - November 05, 2011, 01:34:20 pm
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SmoknAZ

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You are correct 3/4 9
#2 - November 05, 2011, 01:52:30 pm
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#3 - November 05, 2011, 09:35:27 pm
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DVA

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3/4 inch #9 is best and price is not all that bad about $56 for a 4x8 sheet at Industrial Metal Supply. If your grates are too large it will require some bracing to keep the grate from flexing too much.
#4 - December 20, 2011, 09:55:19 pm

chas

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# 9  expanded metal is a good choice. What would be recomened for max length width and length of the expanded metal and the size and type of the grate?
#5 - February 25, 2012, 11:46:38 am

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