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Old 07-18-2012, 12:36 PM   #21
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Is it that dangerous? I've never had any hot coals come out of mine. A lot of people I know do it, so I figured it can't be that dangerous.
I suppose it can be done safely with the right precautions. I just never realized that it was so common.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:51 PM   #22
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I'm an HVAC guy and I have had my share of fires. A 5gal bucket of water and/or a garden hose is great to have if you need it now. And checking all LP fitting and burner mounts is a good idea. If you can wet everything down, It's hot outside it cant hurt.

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Old 07-18-2012, 03:14 PM   #23
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The pavement in my driveway is super hot after boiling, nevermind the contact points of the burner are even hotter, I personally wouldn't want to put that thing on wood without taking some kind of shielding precautions

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #24
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I boil on my deck all the time. No issues yet
Same here. We happened to have a few small ceramic tiles lying around, and I place one under each leg just for added protection for the deck.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #25
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We always hose down the deck at the beach house before starting the grill(s), and keep the hose nearby. We never had any problems in any case. I never brew there though. I have a concrete deck at home.

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:25 AM   #26
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Using a charcoal grill on a deck is a cool way to get a new deck that is how i got mine. Oh and I was using a concrete backer board under it. There was a guy on the old green egg board that got a new house, and his pit was just next to the deck.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #27
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Using a charcoal grill is much different than a propane burner. Hot ashes often fall from the grill. The charcoal is flammable, wort is not. If wort spills it would put out a fire not start one.

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