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New fire grate for Large



  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780

    I have had a high-que grate in place now for about a month. I love it. The "small pieces" issue is a non-issue for me. When I scrape out the ashes, yeah there are small pieces there, but not enough to balance the budget or anything.....

    Stirring the lump to knock the ash off is a whole lot faster now. I had been using a grate made from expanded stainless steel, but it was sagging lower and lower and lower. This one is da bomb, in my opinion.
    The Naked Whiz
  • doubleapexdoubleapex Posts: 61
    I just picked one up myself and their nomex gasket--as mine is already burnt to a crisp. Plan on installing it shortly!
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Yes expanded SS does bow significantly, at least using the guage that I was able to get.
    The Naked Whiz
  • BHall235BHall235 Posts: 32
    I got a new Plasma cutter the other day and am thinking about welding 2 expanded metal circles with an angle iron cross bar. I will take some pics and test it out and let yall know!
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Thanks for letting me know, it might not be worth getting and cutting the expanded metal.

    I would think that 'openness' would really improve the performance of the egg. I would think the need to use a wiggle rod would be reduced or even eliminated.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I love tools and any excuse I can get to buy something is OK. Nevertheless, my buying a plasma cutter would increase the end cost of the work around for met. :) :)

    The angled bar should eliminate any of the bowing.

  • harpsharps Posts: 13
    got both the gasket and grate a while back got the gasket on and put grate in worked ok but put other grate back in for low and slow and made a wiggle rod new grate still setting on shelf hope that helps
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