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Needing advise for wood with high temperature rating

by Damo72
posted 07-30-2017 04:17 AM


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LiveEdge

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#1 posted 07-30-2017 04:59 AM

Ipe and Cumaru have a class-A fire rating. I would look into them. They are South American woods, but get used for decking and so may not be hard to source.

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jonah

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#2 posted 07-30-2017 11:37 AM

Is there a particular reason you need to use wood at all?

It seems like a poor fit for an application exposed to that much heat.

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Damo72

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 12:15 PM

What other material would you suggest? Don’t think metal would be any good as it would get too hot to touch, plastic would be a lost cause, so sticking with wood, but getting a hardier fire rated wood seems logical to me, but I’m open to any suggestions.

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 07-30-2017 12:48 PM

Is there a way you can use nuts and bolts instead of screws to attach the handle.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 07-30-2017 01:50 PM

If you go with wood, you might look into pen blanks, about the right dimensions and many of the more exotic, possibly more heat tolerant species are available.

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Nubsnstubs

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#6 posted 07-30-2017 02:13 PM


Is there a way you can use nuts and bolts instead of screws to attach the handle.

- firefighterontheside

That’s the ticket. Two bolts about 2 1/4” (60cm), 2 nuts, 2 standoffs 1” (25mm), 2 lock washers, 4 flat washers and one piece of wood about 1” OD or square or rectangular. Drill appropriate holes to match fireplace, put one flat washer on each bolt , put bolts through holes drilled into wood, put other flat washers on bolt, insert bolts through standoffs, insert bolts through fireplace door, put on lock washers, nuts, and torque to whatever feels good. Should last a few years before you have to replace the wood.

My BBQ has this arrangement and is stored outdoors. I got it at the turn of the century, and it’s still ok other than one handle rotting and breaking off. ......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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