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Kevin Lane
BBQ out of Altoid Tin on 05/16/2010 17:24:41 MDT Print View

Hey, if you already know about making a bbq our of an altoid tin do not check this out. What Would Photon Make?

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Altoids on 05/17/2010 17:40:44 MDT Print View

That's pretty neat.

Ike Mouser
(isaac.mouser) - F
? on 05/17/2010 18:39:39 MDT Print View

what is this, a bbq for ants?

Buck Stolberg
(bstolberg) - MLife

Locale: Harlem
Galvanized Coat Hanger? on 05/17/2010 18:46:54 MDT Print View

It looks like a really neat idea. I applaud the ingenuity and application.

However, many 'bare metal' coat hangers are galvanized, and thus may be coated with zinc or cadmium from what I understand. They don't look hot-dip galvanized like the hardware cloth you buy in buy at Osh (or weatherproof nails, rough feeling to them) but they may have a toxic coating to them nevertheless.

There was discussion a while ago about using galvanized coat hangers as pot supports, and whether the first few burns would be bad for you. That is where I picked this up, and a little further web research. If you are welding galvanized metal, you have to be cautious of zinc fumes which can scar your lungs. Cadmium is supposed to be worse.

If anybody had a definitive answer as to the coatings of coat hangers, it would be appreciated.

Alternative: Steel or titanium bike spokes?

Ben Egan

Locale: The Grid, Brooklyn
Re: ? on 05/17/2010 21:05:44 MDT Print View

It must be at least... 3 TIMES THIS SIZE!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
BBQ Altoids? on 05/22/2010 07:35:48 MDT Print View

Interesting exercise, but I prefer my Altoids raw.