Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Kylersk

Charcoal Weber on Deck?

Recommended Posts

Kylersk

Should I be concerned with using my weber on our deck?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bottomdweller

I once had a hot coal pop through the vent and put a nice burn mark in my deck. Went to gas after that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Powerstroke

In a private residence there isn't much that could be done, but in multi unit housing like apartments and townhomes its against fire codes. Its pretty dangerous if left unattended, but I guess if you were attentive and kept an extinguisher nearby you can watch for any hazards.

The problem comes with trying to grill this time of year and during the winter. People go back inside to keep warm and don't watch the grill. A coal falls onto the deck/patio and smolders. You don't notice it untill there are flames.

I've been on the fire dept in Eden Prairie for about 18months and we've had 2 or 3 fires like this in the time I've been here. Most of the rest were from careless smokers on the deck or patio.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kylersk

Thanks for the replies..

I'm wondering if putting some sort of flame retardant material under the weber would help? Maybe brick pavers or something?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MJCatfish

That's a good idea to have something underneath this is fire proof. My wife still reminds me of the time I was cooking a turkey on a charcoal grill on our brand new deck on our brand new house. I went inside to watch a little football and came out to see a nice hole burning through the deck. It was quite a house warming gift that it didn't start on fire. I'm still counting my lucky stars on that one.

MJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
delcecchi

Not if you put a mat under it, and keep an eye on it until out. Guy a block over from me burnt his house half down by leaving the grill on the deck and going to bed. Deck, then house caught on fire. So that is the other side.

I think I would have to have a real reason to do so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hitthebricks

A sheet or two of 3'x5' hardy board that they use for tile underlayment would help alot for protection. HTB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Surface Tension

My first apartment was gutted and newly remodeled just before I moved in.

A spark from a charcoal grill set the whole house on fire.

Thats why it was remodeled.

I wonder if some screen in the inside over the intake vents would help?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Black_Bay

Menard's has a mat that you put under grills. We've got one at the cabin and it works just fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hanson

Fire Department was called to the apartment complex twice when I was living there.

-The one time happened to be a kitchen fire at 2am when a guy got back from the bar drunk and decided to cook something. Fire dept was running up and down the halls pounding on doors and actually knocking all the doors in on the apartments relatively near the fire to make sure it hadn't spread. We couldn't get back in until 5 or 6 in the morning. It wasn't fun camped out in my truck in the middle of the winter.

-Second time was a third story wood balcony caught on fire because of a charcoal grill. The grill should not have been there but it started the deck on fire and spread pretty quickly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BLACKJACK

I don't use my Weber on my wooden cedar deck!!! No way! I've seen how fast dry cedar burns. I do my charcoal grilling on my cement driveway slab. Even if you put one of those fire retardent sheets under it, on a windy day, that hot coal will slither right off onto your deck...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kylersk

Thanks BlackJack, That's what I'm leaning towards as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Chill62
      WARNING a buddy was on  MELISSA and was aiming towards the crappie hole in the NE Corner/First break to fish out there last night.  He was checking ice and was having 10" of ice then hit 3"!  Please be careful out there.  Needless to say he turned around and went back to the access.
    • JTeeth
      Best use I can think of for a selfie stick. Great fish. 
    • Rick G
      I will second what Icehawk said.... some good lakes around you. Briggs chain is close, some very nice fish in that system. I tend to fish fairly shallow(under 10ft) most of the time 6-8 right in or on the edge of the weeds for the gills.
    • Rick G
      Eyeguy and I are going to be out today if you would like to hook up for a bit... #320 2675909,  shoot me a text
    • Holy carp
      6in on O’Dowd- fish are biting to
    • HoleHoppingGills
      Looking for some folks in the area. Have you guys ever fished Borden lake near Garrison? I fished Maple lake last week with a lot of small crappie caught.  I let them all go, biggest was 9". Fished few lakes in that area with no luck. Even went to my little honey home with little succes Looking take the GF out tomorrow morning.  Any ideas? Seen someone posted about crappie in Pearl. 
    • HoleHoppingGills
      I was out last Sunday and there was solid 3.5 black ice. It's been s week now so guessing around 6 inches in northeast bay.  All crappie I caught were small besides on 9 incher I let go. 
    • MinDak Hunter
      Pearl Lake has been lights out for crappies in that 10+ inch range this year, finally,  find 13-16 fow and then drill holes until you see suspended fish. When you find them I like a 1/10oz. Swedish pimple (silver/glow) with 2 waxies, keep it above the fish and they’ll come up for it.
    • Croix1959
      I heard reports Friday of 3-5 inches out of Bayport. 
    • matt320
      I'm on vacation until January 2nd if anyone wants to meet up and go fishing let me know I've got all my own gear 95% of the time I fish alone. Willing to drive anywhere or help with gas or what ever. Going to try a local lake in the morning for some eyes and panfish unless someone has any other suggestions. Mostly a CPR guy but it's also nice to occasionally bring some home for the family.