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10.2. external use barbeques Essastone can be used in external applications where a gas or electric inbuilt BBQ is used, with strict adherence to the following requirements: • The installation must not be in direct sunlight outside the roof area, it is only permitted in alfresco applications inside the roof line (See Fig. 2) • All makes and specifications for BBQs are different, and the heat output will vary with the manner in which they are used, the energy output from the burners and whether the BBQ has a hood or not. No BBQ can come into direct contact with the essastone benchtop. The BBQ must be mounted using isolated metal mounting points supported entirely by the cabinet frame, not from the benchtop. • A minimum air gap of 10mm must be observed around all BBQ installations to prevent conduction of energy into the essastone and to allow for adequate ventilation. Failure to maintain this gap may result in heat cracks, which are not covered by warranty. • A stainless steel or ceramic trim (minimum width 25mm) should be installed around the perimeter of the BBQ (without direct contact to the BBQ itself) to assist in reflecting or reducing radiated heat away from the essastone benchtop. • Heat protective mats (ceramic trivets, wooden cutting boards etc) must be used to rest hot platters or cast iron grills. These should be positioned on the surface of the stone immediately adjacent to the cooking surface to protect against thermal shock. Damage due to thermal shock around a BBQ is not warranted. Stainless steel or ceramic trim (25mm min width) Minimum front rail width 70mm Inbuilt design,no front access Air gap,minimum 10mm Fig. 40 Stainless steel or ceramic trim (25mm min width) Inbuilt design, front controls Air gap,minimum 10mm Fig. 41 Air gap,minimum 10mm Mounting brackets Stainless steel or Ceramic trim Fig. 42 sinks, cook tops, and appliances 10