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Jalapeno 10-11-2005 02:03 PM

Zinc Plated Steel
 
To use or not to use...that it the question.

Does anyone see any reason that zinc plated steel is bad for a smoker? I want to help someone make a baffle for their bandera and I found a good piece of this stuff laying around. Thanks for the help.

Jalapeno

Cecil 10-11-2005 02:06 PM

Do NOT use! It's galvanized metal which is not healthy to use

Bill-Chicago 10-11-2005 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cecil
Do NOT use! It's galvanized metal which is not healthy to use

BTW

Good to see you Cecil

Kevin 10-11-2005 02:29 PM

What they said. Zinc plated is galvanized. Bad stuff.

BBQchef33 10-11-2005 02:41 PM

chuck the galvanized.

Home depot:

For 8 dollars. A stainless steel mud tray used for holding joint compound. 16x16.

or for 14 dollars, a stainless steel kick panel for a door, not as thick as the mud tray.

22 dollars, Bed bath and Beyond. Stainless steel cookie sheet/baking sheet.

Free(or close).. 18x8 inch peice of Scrap at your local welders.

even cheaper, heavy gauge aluminum sheet 36x36, but the steel will last longer.

Kevin 10-11-2005 02:46 PM

Sort of related to the topic.
I did the wally world cookie sheet mod last spring. Cleaned the cheese mess from last weekend and the cookie sheet disintegrated when I touched it. Going with either heavy gauge carbon steel or stainless next time.

Arlin_MacRae 10-11-2005 02:50 PM

Throw it out in the yard for a coupla weeks. If it rusts, use it. ;)

Smoker 10-11-2005 02:59 PM

"What they said. Zinc plated is galvanized. Bad stuff."

What are the hex bolts and nuts I bought at Home Depot made of? I used 6 of them to connect a new firebox to a Bandera.

BBQchef33 10-11-2005 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoker
"What they said. Zinc plated is galvanized. Bad stuff."

What are the hex bolts and nuts I bought at Home Depot made of? I used 6 of them to connect a new firebox to a Bandera.


steel, zinc(galvanized) or stainless. What did u buy?

chad 10-11-2005 03:09 PM

If you bought the shiny ones - they are probably zinc plated (ie. galvanized but shiny). Unless you sprung for stainless!!

Smoker 10-11-2005 03:31 PM

"steel, zinc(galvanized) or stainless. What did u buy?"

Now I got to go home and check. Well I like sticking my head in the smoker anyway.

ggeilman 10-11-2005 03:36 PM

What about aluminum flashing?

dapittboss 10-11-2005 03:42 PM

Come to think of it, I haven't seen my baffle in a while. I'd better make sure it's still there!

Smoker 10-11-2005 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by chad
If you bought the shiny ones - they are probably zinc plated (ie. galvanized but shiny). Unless you sprung for stainless!!


What are the original bolts made of? They rusted pretty farken good so I assume they were steel. Stainless would be the way to go.

Smoker 10-11-2005 04:55 PM

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