the waiting is over ,i got it ! just need to get some meat for this weekend ... i may try a small pork shoulder new grill arrived well packed, ups said they'd be here at 1-4pm i got home at 1255 , it was already there so i was a little nervous about damage. smoke stack had a little ding on the very top, but thats about it. unpacked, some slight paint chips on corner metal. not a big deal first surprise, wiring issue. i called Royall they are sending replacement board. they told me where the wires go and i spliced it together so i could get it going. all parts layed out picture of firebox looking over the grill and heat shield stuff , everything looked heavy duty so i started to assemle 2 issues leg holes were off on 3 of the legs requiring a bit of fineese to get all the bolts in. when mounting the fan, the pre drilled holes were way to small to get self tapping screws to go in through the heavy gauge steel by hand. i got out the cordless drill and put those in. took about 45 minutes to put together with the leg issues. the new deck team side by side ! started the burn in with BM cherry pellets about 58F 20%H outside after about a hour the high temp was around 420F Time for a little test of grilling, the only thing i had to cook was chicken breast so i tried that first. i did put the CI grill plates out of my gas grill in here to try and get better results. came out pretty good, the grill plates got to about 420-500 degrees with the temp all the way up more to come !