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Would this be a Heath hazard or safe?

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okay so i found half my answer and that is zinc and galvanized plating is a health hazard. that said how do you find bolts and washers that aren't either. Everything seems to have it.
Edited by hawtsauc3 - 2/3/16 at 7:25pm
post #2 of 6
Would stainless steel bolts work?
post #3 of 6

I use stainless steel bolts. 

 

Not sure how critical it would be for just a few little mini-bolts.  Just out of caution I guess?

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #4 of 6
I've read other people on here talk about burning off the zinc with torches or in a fire before using in the smoker. I've used the stainless steel.
post #5 of 6

Use stainless, even a small amount of zinc off gassing can be bad. If you local big box store does not have stainless try a local bolt supplier or an automotive store.

post #6 of 6

Brass works also.

 

Al

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