Traeger directly on counter?

Drhurricane36

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Can I take the legs off and place directly on granite outdoor island? I did today but the controller was hot. Do I need some space between countertop and traeger base like a kamado?
 
Can I take the legs off and place directly on granite outdoor island? I did today but the controller was hot. Do I need some space between countertop and traeger base like a kamado?

Someone did that on one of the Traeger-related FB Groups and I believe the WiFIRE Controller melted ... Traeger would not cover under warranty as removing the legs is a modification and the resulting lack of heat dissipation without the legs was deemed a direct cause ...
 
Can I take the legs off and place directly on granite outdoor island? I did today but the controller was hot. Do I need some space between countertop and traeger base like a kamado?
All the air flow is thru the bottom of the hopper, I would think that it should have at least an inch or more of space under it to cool things.
 
Thanks. I built a three tiered outdoor kitchen island for primo and traeger. I've seen some builds online that had the Traeger right on the countertop so I didn't think much of it. Until it got so hot yesterday. I read where 2 inches of air displaces as much heat as 14 inches of concrete. Thanks for the help.
 
I’m considering putting the tailgater on a rolling cart with the legs folded under it. Will this allow enough airflow so it doesn’t overheat?
 
Looks like the tailgater needs the same cooling room too.
I've propped the unit up with Primo ceramic feet. Made a big difference and may add another inch or more for circulation.
 
Looks like the tailgater needs the same cooling room too.
I've propped the unit up with Primo ceramic feet. Made a big difference and may add another inch or more for circulation.
How many inches did you end up with it raised? Have you noticed any issues? I’m thinking of placing a Traeger on a countertop outdoor kitchen but hesitant on the stories I’ve read. Wondering if risers help and if so how many inches will suffice?
 
Looks like the tailgater needs the same cooling room too.
I've propped the unit up with Primo ceramic feet. Made a big difference and may add another inch or more for circulation.

Looks like the tailgater needs the same cooling room too.
I've propped the unit up with Primo ceramic feet. Made a big difference and may add another inch or more for circulation.
Has the Primo ceramic feet been a good long term solution? I am setting my Ironwood 885 on a concrete counter and after reading this forum I am concerned about airflow under the Traeger
 
I was told by Traeger that you do need space for ventilation This is what i did

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it’s hard to recognize the gap between the Traeger and countertop but I bought landscape bricks from Home Depot to create enough space for airflow. I’ve cooked over 30times since my kitchen has been completed and have not had an issues with the Traeger.
 

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What the ideal height for the platform to put the grill on? Are these totally custom or did you use framing kits?
 
Oh hah duh. Strangely, I had asked Traeger support and they said I couldn't do that. But looking at it it seems easy enough
 
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