Originally Posted by mrscruffles
Thats the thing I've heard. But the thing that I havent heard is at what temp that happens. So I figured if I get a nice hot fire going on before I even think about smoking on it I might get rid of it.
I hear not to weld galvanized because of the gases givin off, but welding and smoking are two very different temps.
Speaking from someone who worked with galvanized metal for 28 years, both soldering and welding it, I say go for it. Let us know
Seriously, yes, zinc oxide gas is not supposed to be good for you and I actually got sick from it once (must have been a heavy day of closeup welding), but a glass of milk is all you need not
to be sick before breathing the smoke in. Are you going to be breathing in or producing the whiteish, hang-in-the-air, floating zinc oxide? No. A smoker will never get that hot. And if you have your wood or coals resting on a rack, like a round grill rack or cut up oven rack, all the better yet. My non-expert opinion puts it right in there with the gasses given off from non-stick pans. And I would be more concerned from these 55 gallon drum grills. Who knows what's been stored in the drum they're using for a grill at the fireman's picnic?
Of course, I used to work with asbestos, too