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Look what I found! I was sealing up gaps on the offset this evening, and I found the missing firebox clean out. I mentioned that the neighbor who left the smoker was an over-educated idiot. The firebox on this thing bolt together. He had attached the bottom 1/2 180 degrees off. 8 quick bolts, lay a bead of RTV on the flange and bolt it on the right way.
Also used RTV on the body of the CC and closed the lid on it to (hopefully) form a seal. I'll leave it overnight and see what I have in the morning. The biggest issue now is having to add a flange to the body of the firebox for the lid to seal to. I did some tweaking on it trying to get a good seal, but I still have a gap. It looks like the hinge sleeves are welded on a bit kittywampus, so the lid is actually at an angle instead of square to the opening. I'm not a welder, so I'll scrounge up some metal scrap and screw it in so the lid will have a surface to seal against.