I plan on bending up a charcoal basket out of expanded metal. I have no issues on the construction method of the basket, my question is how do you guys mount the basket into the SFB in an easy to use place? I want to be able to pull the ash pan without disturbing the coals at any point, yet I also want to be able to add charcoal without any difficulty. I was considering welding two pieces of steel angle inside the SFB, just above the guide rails (that guide the ash pan into place). However, I'd rather find another solution that doesn't involve welding.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your responses.