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Should a barbecue burner be made out of copper pipe? Will it release toxic fumes when lit? Answered

I've replaced my bbq grill burners with some i made out of copper pipe.  Is it safe to use copper as burner material?

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

11 years ago

Copper will oxidize much quicker when heated to the temperatures sustained in a barbecue.  It won't be toxic, but it will go green like the Statue of Liberty and fall apart.  I'd stick with steel.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Yes. The toxic fumes come from burning grease / meat.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

No problem with toxicity, may be a problem with melting point !