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Which way should the RF plate be angled??

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Away from the firebox, towards the firebox or no angle...just keep it level?

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I would think you would want the dripping to flow away from the fire box.

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Away from the FB for sure.  Some have the plate designed where it drains to the center into a valve, and others have it angle towards the opposite end as the FB.

 

The big reason for away from the FB is to prevent a large build up of grease turning into a BIG grease fire.  Those never end well.

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Hmmm....Devils advocate here. Mine is angled away from the FB. Always cook with the drain valve open...and have yet to see a single drip of grease. I end up scraping the RF plate when it is warming up.

With it sitting with the plate angled away from the FB the side opposite the FB is 15* cooler than the center. Recently discovered that if I pick the nose up some the temperature equals out. So mine like having the RF plate angled towards the firebox. When I welded it in the CC I only put about 3/8" of drop on it.
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