New member here hoping to get some your input from your years of experience on few modifications for charcoal basket, firebox grate and tuning plate and deflector modifications: Sorry if I should have posted these questions in different place here (I clicked around for good 1/2 hour and never found topic on modifications).
I'll attempt to attach few pics in effort to help explain a 1000 words, LOL
A) Charcoal Grate
I Had a new charcoal grate built for my firebox (this will sit below the charcoal basket) the owners welder didn't follow directions
so I need to either wait for fireband to lift and test this one (no idea if this ban will lift anytime soon) (OKC 115 heat index and dry)
Return it to him and have welder adjust the grate now .
General description of what the welder built:
(Only my My pinky finger will fit into the holes), construction made with 1/2" (square bars)
on 1" centered spacing in both directions (looks like giant tic tac toe game field)
and the bottom of the grate will sit 3.5" (air space) above bottom of firebox This gives the top of the new charcoal grate at 4.5" air space for above the firebox bottom.
and If my pic or link attaches it will explain the fact that the overall size of this new grate will also give a distance of 4" from top of the new charcoal grate to the bottom of the from 1/2 moon opening from the firebox to horizontal cooking chamber.
MY firebox dimater is 16".
My plan is for build of a charcoal basket to rest on this NEW CHARCOAL Basket at with dimensions 14 X 9 (and also 9 inches height) with 3/4" espanded metal at (18 gauge initially)
to test for a bit (later after I determine that the sizing is correct then I'll upgrade to heavy gauge)
your comments from experience hands appreciated
Edited by Beastcook - 6/23/16 at 6:11pm