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Old 07-28-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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Grill Guard(bbq)

I won a http://grillguard.com/
at the 2009 irv2.com national rally, with a request for feedback to the manufacturer. We've been sidelined with wife's broken elbow and me having skin cancer removed, but I have used it a few times. Sitting on the truck tailgate, a picnic table or otherwise sturdy base it works as advertised. I bought a grill stand at the rally yard sale. Sitting on the folding stand, with the grill in the grill guard enclosure, a sudden gust of wind will overturn the stand because it is already top-heavy. I guess the grill guard presents too much surface area to the wind. Overall I like it very well, as I usually lower the tailgate to use our tabletop grill (quick N easy) when just overnighting.
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Since you have used it.
Would you pay $65 to replace it if something happened to it?

Or just buy a roll of Aluminum to put around the grill to stop the wind?
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Since you have used it.
Would you pay $65 to replace it if something happened to it?

Or just buy a roll of Aluminum to put around the grill to stop the wind?
Sounds like a plan to me. Where do I buy a roll of aluminum? And why a roll? Wouldn't you need to be able to fold it flat for storage? Or do you buy sheet aluminum and piano hinges and fabricate it yourself?

Having worked through that, I wonder if $65 is that bad of a deal? I really have no idea, just asking.
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Phone any scrapyard and ask their selling price for scrap sheet aluminum, you'll take a deep breath. Now double that for new sheet aluminum. working with aluminum is not easy, it dents, scratchs, and warps easily when worked. Factor in labor and business costs, and I feel this a reasonable price. Yes I would pay for a replacement if mine is stolen or destroyed. If you use a picnic table for a grill stand, the grill guard keeps any drippings off the table; or in my case off my tailgate.
FWIW, I just bought a small piece of scrap sheet aluminum at a local scrap dealer, 3"x6"x .250" thick, cost-$1. Current price of aluminum http://www.recycleinme.com/scrapresources/members
/detailedprice.aspx?cat=LME%20Cash%20Prices&subcat= Aluminum&from=6/23/2009&to=7/23/2009
is $1,603.90 per U.S. ton. New stuff http://www.aaluminum.com/
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I forgot to add Aluminum Foil as in Reynolds Wrap found in your local grocery store. No need to get it at a scrapyard.

I don't know what I paid for a 8 1/3 YDS X 18" a total 37 1/2 SQ.FT.
I know it was a whole lot less then $65.

I bought a roll several years ago and I am still using some from the same roll under my grill on the table to catch drippings.
I also wrap some of it around the legs to keep the wind from blowing the flame out when on low setting.

The same pieces of foil can be used over & over before they need replaced. And it doesn't matter which way the wind is blowing to where you have to place the grill to get the front side out of the wind.

And the foil does not take much space to store it between uses.

But if you are happy to spend $65 for something to do the same thing as the foil. Then buy it and use it. Not that anything is wrong with that.

I just don't think I will buy one, to have something around my grill that cost more then my Grill did.
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