How can I tell?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by leep1, May 16, 2013.

  1. leep1

    leep1 Newbie

    Hi Everyone,

    First post, but I've been lurking here a bit.  I recently decided to make a back yard bbq pit and purchased a sheet of 3/4 - 13 expanded metal.  I specifically asked for non-galvanized carbon steel, and was told thats what I got.  When I got it home and started cleaning it, it looks galvanized to me... Is there any sure fire way to tell?  Overall I'm suspicious from the lack of rust (just a couple of small spots) and the "shiner" color.  I tried applying a wet paper towel soaked in salt water overnight and only found small drops of rust here and there, not under the entire paper towel.  I also tried heating it red hot with my torch in places, but I didn't notice any white ashy substance on the top layer... Any other thoughts on ways to test?  Thanks in advance.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  3. no ashy= non galvanized


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