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Grill Talk => Weber Mods, Tables and Customs => Topic started by: BertVentures on January 07, 2018, 04:40:22 AM

Title: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: BertVentures on January 07, 2018, 04:40:22 AM
A bag of 25 clips is about $4 from Lowes. With a pair pliers, they can be easily bent to be used for multiple purposes. Below, just few ideas, I have few more that I will post later.

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Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: Bob BQ on January 07, 2018, 06:09:58 PM
Cool. Thanks for the tip on these... could come in handy one of these days.


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Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: BertVentures on January 08, 2018, 07:07:10 AM
I just realized these clips have galvanizing finish for improved corrosion resistance. Galvanized metals give off zinc oxide when heated, which is harmful if inhaled. To be safe, before using these clips on the grill, soak them overnight in white vinegar to remove the galvanized finish, than season them with vegetable oil to protect them from rusting.
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: varekai on January 10, 2018, 08:17:44 PM
OK, I have to comment, lol. When I first saw this topic pop up on my phone, I think was either groggy or tired but read it as "plywood CHIPS"  I thought, WTH, this guy is nuts.. when I opened the topic and was about to give him a stern "whats for", it got clearer, oh oops, CLIPS.... nevermind.  LOL
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: varekai on January 10, 2018, 08:18:32 PM
BTW, thats genius @BertVentures !!!
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: BertVentures on January 11, 2018, 06:16:53 AM
@varekai That's funny, thank you and thanks for sharing.

It took me longer to remove galvanized coating, I am planning to season them tonight.
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: Darko on January 11, 2018, 02:54:44 PM
I just realized these clips have galvanizing finish for improved corrosion resistance. Galvanized metals give off zinc oxide when heated, which is harmful if inhaled. To be safe, before using these clips on the grill, soak them overnight in white vinegar to remove the galvanized finish, than season them with vegetable oil to protect them from rusting.
OK, you really need to stop with this bullshit!! Zinc will not start to off gas until it hits around 1665 degrees Fahrenheit. It will start melting at 787 Fahrenheit.  Is your grill getting that hot????
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: BertVentures on January 12, 2018, 12:28:39 AM
OK, you really need to stop with this bullshit!!

Is this really necessary ....

Zinc will not start to off gas until it hits around 1665 degrees Fahrenheit.

It is an area of concerns by many on mutiple online forums, I am not expert,  it is easier to remove it than to research it or debate it.

It will start melting at 787 Fahrenheit.  Is your grill getting that hot????

Yes and even higher, and so everyone else who used wood to make pizza on their grill
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: Bubblehead on January 12, 2018, 08:22:40 AM
I'm lucky, I have a plating shop that's right around the corner from work.  He'll strip anything I bring him for free.  I have been know to drop off a slab of bacon and a fatty or two for motivational purposes though.
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: Darko on January 12, 2018, 10:50:30 AM
OK, you really need to stop with this bullshit!!

Is this really necessary ....

Zinc will not start to off gas until it hits around 1665 degrees Fahrenheit.

It is an area of concerns by many on mutiple online forums, I am not expert,  it is easier to remove it than to research it or debate it.

It will start melting at 787 Fahrenheit.  Is your grill getting that hot????

Yes and even higher, and so everyone else who used wood to make pizza on their grill
First off, My apologies, I did not mean to direct this at you.  I've been through this discussion before on several forums in the past, and in each case I've been attacked just because someone read something on the internet.

I understand that there are certain concerns regarding zinc plating, and I do appreciate those concerns. What I have found is that many people tend to over react to these concerns based on pseudoscience. I try to put forward facts based on research and experience. I  truly believe that many people over react to the perceived issues of galvanized steel in barbecue applications.

Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: varekai on January 12, 2018, 11:07:17 AM
WELL DONE both of you, @BertVentures for not taking it personal and @Darko for your recent apology, this could have really turned into a shit storm. Darko, most of us understand where you're coming from, it's your area of work, but yes, others tend to err on the side of caution none-the-less. Not everyone will see darkos "strong" comments on the subject and yes darko, you WILL need to repeat it to the next new member that builds something out of galvy and gets run over buy the "OMG i cant believe you used galvanized your going to die now" group of people, But thats whats great here, we say our piece and move on. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK EVERYBODY!!!  and keep the ideas coming even if they will kill us, together we can figure it out.
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: Darko on January 12, 2018, 11:57:26 AM
We're all good. We're here to learn from each other.
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: MikeRocksTheRed on January 12, 2018, 02:01:26 PM
Whoa! Exciting thread to read through!  LOL. 

Using these clips to make a pizza oven - WOW. 
Realizing they are galvanized then figuring out how to take care of that - WOW. 
Potential drama - OH SHIT!   
Drama ends with a happy ending - WOW!  I'm impressed all around guys!!!!

Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: BertVentures on January 12, 2018, 03:40:14 PM
@Darko no problem, I didn't take it personally, I understand..Were all good.

Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: Jon on January 12, 2018, 11:06:20 PM
I'm going to vaccinate my kids with 1665 degree galvanized needles! But it's ok! They don't mix carrots and oranges!
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: BertVentures on January 13, 2018, 01:53:09 AM
I really don't want to turn this post into another galvanized debate.  I was really excited about these clips, they are useless to most, but they are perfect simple tools for someone like me who is always tinkering on the grill.

There is a product for every function I showed using these clips (see below links). These products will definably work better and safer than using these clips and I wouldn't mind buying them if I were to use them on regular bases...but.. most of my needs for such tools is for testing an idea which may or may not work... I really don't want to end upd with bunch tools that I may never use again...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N63WN3L/
https://www.amazon.com/Weber-Adjust-Grill-Height-Adjuster/dp/B00E8IP9L0
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GXEC2BG/
https://www.amazon.com/MCM-14965-Cast-Aluminum-Prop/dp/B0000CGE63/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0038I9T6C/
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: BertVentures on January 13, 2018, 01:54:55 AM
Actually, I do have https://www.amazon.com/MCM-14965-Cast-Aluminum-Prop/dp/B0000CGE63/ that I bought years ago and no longer use..
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: Jed.cook on January 14, 2018, 11:49:18 AM
Thanks for starting this thread @bertventures. I just picked up a bag at Lowe’s after checking HD first, where I found you have to pay twice as much for twice as many. I plan to use them tonight to put a small air gap below the lid to increase temperature here at altitude as @mikerocksthered has suggested.

Great ideas replacing those items from Amazon. Now I can take a Hovergrill off my wishlist. Looking forward to any other uses you guys find for these little wonders!


-Jed
26.75", 22.5” Weber Kettle/UDS/Firepit, 22.5” custom traveler, Jumbo Joe, Go-Anywhere Charcoal, Q3200
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: Jed.cook on January 14, 2018, 11:53:26 AM

OK, I have to comment, lol. When I first saw this topic pop up on my phone, I think was either groggy or tired but read it as "plywood CHIPS"  I thought, WTH, this guy is nuts.. when I opened the topic and was about to give him a stern "whats for", it got clearer, oh oops, CLIPS.... nevermind.  LOL

Forgot to mention, I did the same thing. Half-asleep when I first read the topic, I thought to myself, “Well whatever he’s cooking tonight is gonna’ taste like shit.” ;)


-Jed
26.75", 22.5” Weber Kettle/UDS/Firepit, 22.5” custom traveler, Jumbo Joe, Go-Anywhere Charcoal, Q3200
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: BertVentures on January 14, 2018, 12:30:31 PM
@Jed.cook I wish, I came across these clips many years ago... Here's couple of more uses

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Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: Jed.cook on January 14, 2018, 01:44:01 PM
Looks like exactly what I’ve been needing. Dilly, Dilly!

On the 26er:
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and the 22:
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-Jed
26.75", 22.5” Weber Kettle/UDS/Firepit, 22.5” custom traveler, Jumbo Joe, Go-Anywhere Charcoal, Q3200
Title: Re: Plywood clips - Cheapest & easiest Mod I ever made
Post by: johnny 2 shack on January 14, 2018, 03:44:57 PM
great idea , have some of these lying around !