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Modified Original Fire Grate

SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 544
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
After modifying the original plate by enlarging the holes to 3/4" and about 6 cooks later I can say it was a success.  I am getting more consistent temps and faster start times.  I had to re-learn the draft door and daisy wheel combinations, but it was not that difficult.  No out of pocket expense!

Simple ingredients, amazing results!
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Sam, please remind us what type of bit you used on that drill press

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited May 2012
    welcome to the "i voided my warranty" club.

    i'm a member as of 2008 ( on my small BGE)
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    welcome to the "i voided my warranty" club.

    i'm a member as of 2008 ( on my small BGE)
    @stike was your club entry worthy of a voided warranty? How did you void?
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Drilled out the small firebox with more holes, and expanded the lower vent opening

    But they can't prove it!
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 544
    Taz,
    The drill is a high speed steel 3/4" diameter drill run at about 150 rpm on the drill press.  You do not need to use any oil or lubricants to cut cast iron at this speed.  It is difficult to do using a hand held drill.  The drill press was safer and much easier to control.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
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