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Firebox question.

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I'm having trouble locating a small amount of 1/4" plate in my area. I have however, been able to locate 1/4" diamond plate (steel not aluminum) What's the difference as far as welding and actual functionality? Would it be a good substitute?

post #2 of 5

The diamond plate will work just as good. For your fire box the welding and functionality would be the same. If you need a smooth surface for any reason just face the diamonds away.

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1/4" steel is 1/4" steel.

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Thanks guys.

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So diamond plate fell through. Next question. I can get a 4'x10' sheet of 11gauge for $120, OR I can get a 4'x7' sheet of 1/4" for a little over $160. If I went with the 11 gauge I'd do a double wall firebox with rockwool in between. So, the question is, they're both the same cost wise, which is better? dual wall insulated, or single wall but thicker? 

 

Keep in mind this will get no use in the winter time. I'll be keeping my Smoke Vault for that. Plus my cold smoker rig.

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