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What is the best Expanded Steel to use for smoker Grates?
« on: November 05, 2011, 01:34:20 pm »
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)

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Re: What is the best Expanded Steel to use for smoker Grates?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 01:52:30 pm »
You are correct 3/4 9
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Re: What is the best Expanded Steel to use for smoker Grates?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 09:35:27 pm »
That stuff takes heat like crazy! Never looks like its havin' a problem.
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Re: What is the best Expanded Steel to use for smoker Grates?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 09:55:19 pm »
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.

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Re: What is the best Expanded Steel to use for smoker Grates?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 11:46:38 am »
# 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?

 

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