okay next question on planning out my smoker build- I'm thinking about just using two halves on my plate, sloping from right to left for my drain. 1/4", butt welded, so the two pieces will be wider on the left end (but drain toward the middle) than the right end, so when in place create a gradual slope inward and toward the left.
I may not be explaining it good enough- I'm no engineer for sure, but I know I've seen a picture on here somewhere that someone has done this, and maybe could post it again or link me to it?
I didn't want to do the angle iron the middle, maybe someone could tell be why the angle iron is a better idea I may change my mind.
The plate overall will be approximately 46" wide by 23"