Originally Posted by mummel
Has anyone tried using a grid on the most bottom slot, and putting the AMPS on the far right, on top of the grid, just above the water pan? That looks like it would get the most oxygen from the chip feeder and the ash would fall into the pan. The only thing I can think of is that it will get too hot. Anyone tried this? Does it work?
Originally Posted by daRicksta
I would place the AMNPS on the left side, Mummel. Note that the top vent is on the top left so airflow should be greater on that side. (However, with my MES 30 Gen 1 I have the AMNPS on the double rails on the left side of the heating element with the top vent on the right side but it still works well.) Next, I really don't think it's a good idea to place the it over the heating element because you don't want extra heat added to the burning pellets or they might burn too quickly. But I agree it's better to place it on the bottom rack where air can flow all around it than place it on the drip pan.
There's always a Method to my madness. I would never put my AMNPS right above a heating element. That could cause too much heat, and possibly a jumping of rows & a real quick burn-out.
Also I recommended to Dennis, putting the AMNPS on top of the empty water pan on the left end of the pan, and it works good there, as Dennis stated, so why would anybody want to put it on a rack & get the rack dirty, when it works fine on top of the left end of the water pan???
Since it works good for Dennis in his Gen #2.5, there must be plenty of good air flow going right through there.