Char-broil firepit for free I got needs screens

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by howufiga, May 15, 2009.

  1. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    I know this isn't a smoker, but I was hoping someone could give me some pointers.

    So my friend gave me a nice Char-broil firepit for free. One problem with it is it's a little rusty and the screens are burnt out. I want to spruce it up so I was thinking of sanding it down where the rust is and painting it with 1000 degree black high temp paint. Now I checked for replacement screens and it would cost me $70 without shipping for the screens. This thing new is like $100 or $120 at Lowes or something like that. I'm just going off memory. Anyways, any ideas on some cheap screens for this? Here are some pics. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    One good screen!
  2. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Could you use 3/4 expanded metal? You can find that at Lowes or HD.
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd use some 1/2 expanded fer that, ya got a weldin/steel shop in yer area? I can buy 4 x 8 sheets fer 42 bucks.
  4. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good call Tip, 1/2 is probably better to keep the embers at bay.
  5. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    I'll see if I can find one nearby. I was thinking expanded metal, but it's expensive at the Home Depot. They just started carrying it out by me. thanks!
  6. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Good advice! I called a local shop and they told me they would sell me 1/2 expanded for $2 a square foot!

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