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I have a situation where I need to put an outdoor gas barbecue grill near a wood fence. I know it should be a couple of feet away during use, but in this situation it will be a few inches away, or at least far enough away to open the grill cover. The grill will be semi-permanently attached so it cannot be moved away from the fence during use. The fence is not attached to a building.
In the end I may not do it, but I want to know if it can be done.
I had a couple of thoughts. One is to mount 1/2" cement board on the side of the fence near the grill, with an airspace behind it. I could even mount the cement board on steel hat channel or steel angles. Would this provide fire protection and how would it hold up in the weather?
Or I could I use Hardie fiber cement board?
Another thought is to mount steel or aluminum sheets on the fence with an airspace behind it.
Let me know if anyone has done this successfully, or if you have any advice? You can say "no" but I am looking for can-do advice if possible. Thanks.