That sounds like a good idea Spankerchief , I will try without and see what happens.
Roller, I am a rebel I guess if it doesn't work I will tweek till it does, I'm hoping to do a test fire this weekend just a few more things to do
fire bricks grates and seal up the doors I had the smoker on my work table to weld the bottom fire box, I figure it's close to 1200 lbs. now
and I could roll it around