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Old 04-26-2006, 07:57 AM   #1
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If it's a portable grill, why don't you just pull it out some when you use it?
If not, you can do many things to make a heat deflector. Sheet steel or aluminum, ply-wood with a foil facing, solid insulation with foil, a water heater blanket (not w/ the cheap plastic facing), and the aluminized fiberglass material used to insulate race cars (you can buy it in rolls).
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My gasser is next to a large window. I don't worry about the glass cracking. Since the gasser doesn't have a cover, the chore is to clean grease splatter off the window.

I think the glass would melt before it cracked.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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My gasser is next to a large window. I don't worry about the glass cracking. Since the gasser doesn't have a cover, the chore is to clean grease splatter off the window.

I think the glass would melt before it cracked.
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My gasser is next to a large window. I don't worry about the glass cracking. Since the gasser doesn't have a cover, the chore is to clean grease splatter off the window.

I think the glass would melt before it cracked.
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Melt?!?!? :ack:
I would think it would stand a better chance of shattering, especially if it's cold out due to the heat differences.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:21 AM   #5
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It would have to get pretty hot to melt, like the whole house in on fire but I still think it would melt before it cracked. Shatter? perhaps if is not safety glass but still unlikely. I've had flames on my gasser that would make Emril proud and never had a problem with glass cracking, shattering or even melting

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It would have to get pretty hot to melt, like the whole house in on fire but I still think it would melt before it cracked. Shatter? perhaps if is not safety glass but still unlikely. I've had flames on my gasser that would make Emril proud and never had a problem with glass cracking, shattering or even melting

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I guess my point is, I don't think it will shatter or melt from you cooking in front of it in the first place. Unless you put the glass right on top of the flame. However, I think if you did place the glass directly ontop I believe it would shatter vs. melt. The grill doesn't get hot enough to melt glass in the first place.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:51 AM   #8
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It would definitely crack first. It's a matter of heat in a concentrated area. The temp to melt window glass is outrageous. And if it's at the kitchen sink or a door, it's tempered so it would be even harder for either to happen. Glass top ranges have tempered glass on them.

Back to the original question.... Brooks, many things will work as a heatshield. In the pics that Dat's posted that grill has a vertical steel plate acting as a heatshield. You don't need much.
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The steel plate is actually the weather cover when not in use. Some guys put the cover under the grill inside the cart. I hang on the back to avoid grease splatter (I hate cleaning windows).

Glass melting aside, I just don't think heat from a grill will cause a problem with a window, especially if the window is a modern one.
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I'd just get the afore mentioned plywood with foil wrapping...it will deflect most of the heat away, easy and cheap.
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