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    Grate for fire pit

    Hey guys, hopefully someone can help out.

    The wife would like a fire pit built, and I was wondering if I got a bit of steel mesh (uncle has some woven steel mesh lying around his farm in HB) would that be suitable for grilling a few snags over?

    If not, what sort of mesh?

    Cheers, John

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    Something like this, but not in stainless.

    Would it be suitable? Or do I need stainless or ?

    Or just keep using the BBQ?

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    What about a stray shopping trolley?

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    Yea depending how big an area it covers you may want to make a grate of flat bar on edge underneath it to support it from sagging etc.
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    I come from the land of wood/charcoal bbqs! Any type of steel or stainless steel mesh works, as VC says though, you just need a frame underneath to stop it sagging.
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    Thanks. Initial size will be approx 1m across but in an octagon shape.

    Plans and dreams.....

    Add that to the list for a pergola, pizza oven, sausage stuffer, greenhouse, storage vaults for the camping gear etc.

    John
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    Don't use galvanised steel.

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    Here you go

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    I was back at my uncle's on the weekend and here's a photo of the wire mesh. Approx 3mm wire and 15mm opening.

    Old crusher screen panels.



    Guess it'll need a good blasting or will the rust always be a problem?

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    Nah just let the fire do its work. It'll burn all the bad stuff away.
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    Yep, get it hot and wire brush it then cook on it.
    Once it is covered in fat no more worries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako 243 View Post
    Thanks. Initial size will be approx 1m across but in an octagon shape.

    Plans and dreams.....

    Add that to the list for a pergola, pizza oven, sausage stuffer, greenhouse, storage vaults for the camping gear etc.

    John
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