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  • Ss Question

    Im Looking To Make A New Grill Grate For My Barbq
    To Cook On Out Of Ss Round Bar
    Is There Any Special Grade Or Type I Should Be Looking For
    For This Application Since I Will Be Eating From It
    And What Type Of Wire And Gas Would I Need For My Mm210
    Thanks To All Who Reply

  • #2
    i been thinking of doing the same thing, seems like i always have to spend 15min. with a whire wheel on a drill to get all the rust off befor grilling. thought about getting a new rack but that would just be doing the same thing in a few wekks at best.

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    • #3
      i dont know how it would work out for eating but u could use galvanised which would help with the rust. ive been thinkin about the same thing. ive also thought about making one of those fire pit tables like at home depot except without the 200$ + proce tag.

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      • #4
        galvy puts off a poisonus gas when heated, not a good choice for cooking on. its bad enough to weld it.

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        • #5
          SS Grill....

          Hey MBDave,
          I have made several dozen SS grills for folks and you will get good results with 1/4" dia rod in most any grade of stainless. Your best wire will be ER308L .035 with either 90/10(AR/CO2) or 100% AR. I made a jig with slots to lay the rods into large enough so I can make any size grill I need by just adding the number of rods to get the proper length & width. The slots are spaced at 3/4" C/L. Hope I gave you some ideas to work with...Good Luck...Denny

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          • #6
            i knew galvy was bad to weld on cause weve got a junkload we need to get red of but didnt know a grill would heat it that much. next idea

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            • #7
              I made a jig with slots to lay the rods into large enough so I can make any size grill I need by just adding the number of rods to get the proper length & width. The slots are spaced at 3/4" C/L

              yorkiepap
              Do you by chance have a pic of your jig and one of your grills, sounds interesting. Did you mig or tig them?

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              • #8
                I made one too out of stainless and is working great. Hardly any clean up and no rust. I tig'd the one I made and used 3/8" at 3/4" centered. 1/4" would be cheaper though and would do great too. Now I just need to make myself one.

                Galvanized would be not be good....very bad

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                • #9
                  I agree with yorkiepap, use 1/4" or 5/16" 308 or 309 stainless rods. Dave

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                  • #10
                    300 series stainless can go all the way up to 880 degrees opperating temp., unless it's a stabalized grade. When it passes 880 deg. carbide precipitation will occur.

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                    • #11
                      I'm, building one for a 30 fire pit. Using 5/8" rebar for the cross members.

                      jim

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                      • #12
                        the wife said she would buy me a new BBQ grill so i dont have to clean any more, so i guess it will be a wile befor i need a new cooking rack. i'll still end up making one, we all know how long this new junk lasts.

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                        • #13
                          can somebody tell me if its ok to use engine enamel on a grill? ive heard since its so high temp setting it doesnt put of fumes but im not shure to trust that or not cause i dont want paint tasting food. thanks

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                          • #14
                            I wouldn't paint a grill myself, engine paint flakes off like any other paint, with the scraping and cleaning of a grill the paint would most likely end up in your food. As for heat resistance, some engine enamels can withstand tempuratures much higher that what most bbqs put out, my barbecue gets up to 600 F, hot enough to cook almost anything, including powdercoat.

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                            • #15
                              paint would defenetly come off. take it to be electroplated if you have a strong atachment to it, but getting, or making a new one would be better.
                              keep in mind it not only gets hot but also scraped and oil'ed, this would kill any paint job.

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