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Unread 09-12-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Galvanized, zinc, stainless and ..chrome?

Oh wizards of all things metallic...a question. We've been told countless times that galvanized metal heated up produces fumes that are bad for ones health. Zinc plated isn't so good, either. So we're supposed to use stainless nuts and bolts and uncoated metal for anything in the fire zone of a smoker.

But what about chromed metal? I was wandering around Lowe's in Chino Hills this afternoon (need to kill more ants) and saw a chromed metal basket in the area with the closet organization stuff. That got me thinking...so a bit of browsing found a whole bunch of baskets like this one. 12.75" L x 11.75" W x 8" H. At $10 it would save me cutting, bending, bolting and attaching the expanded metal --- and bleeding all over it as well.




What say ye? Safe or not? Too wimpy and will die a quick death or not?


It's not hexavalent chromium...but I was still thinking of Julia Roberts the whole time I was typing this...
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