ok, thanks tom. i got an air compressor free, but the pump is locked up. i am using the tank off it for my firebox. it is 30" long X 13" diameter. the wheels off it will go on the new smoker also. i posted a drawing i did in MSpaint here
. now, i just have to figure out the ash door part. or, i might not do an ash door, and just clean it out by hand thru the big door.