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troy64
10-13-2015, 01:36 PM
My smoker sits on casters with a frame that keeps it approx 8" off the ground. I plan to leave it on a wooden floored trailer during use. Anyone have a suggestion as to whether this distance is safe or if not anyone know of some type of pad that could be used. Metal plate, fire resistant mat, etc? I could simply move it to the concrete lot but would prefer it on the trailer. Any info is much appreciated.

Salt+Smoke
10-13-2015, 01:52 PM
Is it offset?

troy64
10-13-2015, 01:53 PM
Never mind, got a solution. ��

troy64
10-13-2015, 01:55 PM
Is it offset?

It's the same one in my avatar. T design box in middle. A friend told me tile or brick at that distance is fine. I don't plan to leave it unattended just the same.

Porcine Aviator
10-13-2015, 01:59 PM
A sheet of concrete tile backer board is easy to set down and remove. Inexpensive too. Comes in 3'X5' and 4'X8'.

troy64
10-13-2015, 02:17 PM
A sheet of concrete tile backer board is easy to set down and remove. Inexpensive too. Comes in 3'X5' and 4'X8'.

Is that the same as hardieboard sold at places like Lowes?

qman
10-13-2015, 06:05 PM
I think the tile backerboard is thicker.

mikemci
10-13-2015, 06:31 PM
Tile backer board is 1/2" thick Hardie is 5/16" and the Hardie is too brittle for the weight of your cooker.

TexArlina BBQ
10-13-2015, 08:01 PM
I use one of these on my wood deck
http://m.lowes.com/pd/The-Original-Grill-Pad-30-in-L-x-42-in-W-Fiber-Cement-Rectangle-Textured-Earth-Tone-Brown-Grill-Mat/999904481

mchar69
10-13-2015, 08:07 PM
I can get 1/2" Hardie but as mikemci said its not too stiff -
casters would likely sink into the board.
That Durock is gonna bust up into pieces if you
roll it around much.
OP said he's got a solution - let's see pics!

troy64
10-13-2015, 10:30 PM
I can get 1/2" Hardie but as mikemci said its not too stiff -
casters would likely sink into the board.
That Durock is gonna bust up into pieces if you
roll it around much.
OP said he's got a solution - let's see pics!

Thanks for the info. I will have plenty of pics this weekend from a local competition. I've got some tile and bricks that I'm going to place directly under the firebox.

luv2smoke
10-14-2015, 12:19 AM
Why not a piece if sheet metal? It would be thin enough so you can roll the bbq on to it.

troy64
10-14-2015, 03:32 AM
Why not a piece if sheet metal? It would be thin enough so you can roll the bbq on to it.

Really good idea and that is the end run permanent fix. I ran into a schedule snafu and will have to do this after a competition this weekend.

Bonewagon
10-14-2015, 09:53 AM
Why not a piece if sheet metal? It would be thin enough so you can roll the bbq on to it.

This! I bought a large automotive drip pan from WallyWorld for about $10.

Joe Black
10-14-2015, 01:28 PM
That pad from Lowes in post #9 looks good to me.