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Firebox Door Thickness

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I have a masonry offset smoker and I am installing a new steel firebox door. The angle iron frame and the steel plate door are both of 3/16" thick steel plate. The door measures about 20" tall by 14"wide. It will be hinged on one side. The door with have a few holes in it for damper air inlets. Below is a picture of the firebox opening:

 

 

Is a 3/16" thick steel plate door thick enough so that it isn't going to warp when I fire this thing up? Do I need to add some sort of reinforcing frame around the edge of the door?

 

Thanks for any knowledgeable input.   :popcorn

 

Terry Farrell

Tampa Bay, Florida

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You ,  should be fine, your not going to melt iron in it...

 

Here's my Smoker and it's the same thickness as yours :

 

 


No warp for 8 yrs.

 

You're good to go...

 

Have fun and . . .

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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post
 

You ,  should be fine, your not going to melt iron in it...

 

Here's my Smoker and it's the same thickness as yours :

 

No warp for 8 yrs.

 

You're good to go...

 
 
Thanks for the input - I was hoping for that to be the case!
 
Looking at your pictures, I have two questions for you. I am not yet settled on designs for firebox door latches and damper vents. Could I trouble you for a few pictures that show the latch mecanism and damper vents on your firebox door? I like what I see hints of.......
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