Originally Posted by Apoxbrew
perfect!! that's exactly what i was looking for.
so horizontal sections and about 2" of vertical's around the burner you think eh?
Yeah, but it's probably worth testing just to be sure. If your burner is larger in diameter, it might heat the verticals more than mine does. Try assembling your stand enough to fire up a burner (with a pot in place) before you paint it. Give it 15 or 20 minutes to warm up, then take a temp reading in a couple different places. I'd think one of those instant read thermometers would work. Or if you're brave you could use your finger
You can also tell from the discoloration from heating the metal which parts will get the hottest.