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Grate: Which Side Goes Up?

dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 69
edited 7:18AM in EggHead Forum
My grate is installed with the small side of the holes facing up.

Posts and pictures on this forum leave me unsure of the correct position for the grate holes.

Do the large or small side of the holes face upwards? Does it matter which side is up and if so, why?



  • Double BogeyDouble Bogey Posts: 627
    It was installed correctly. Small holes up--this helps ensure the small bits of lump fall through and don't block the airflow.
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    What Larry said,, he's a pretty smart feller :laugh: ;)
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    The edge should be beveled. That bevel should fit against the edge of the firebox. The wider surface of the grate is the top, the more narrow surface is the bottom.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    Here is a visual
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 69
    Thanks to all for the replies, good information.

    Kind regards,

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