Whoa, what a thread!!!! Your link to that other guy's build was very educational. Anyone who's even thinking of building something similar needs to go to that thread. He's got all the bases covered. Lots of good photo detail. Man, I'm hyped. I have a vision
. It's gonna be a combination of several on this site, plus this other thread, aforementioned. Rain, Rain, go away..... come another day......Now, where did I put that CAD program??
As far as heat effect on Plywood goes: I talked with a couple of people whose opinions I respect and they said: Based on: I'm only using this unit for less than 200* smoker for sausage, jerky, other items for less than 200*, etc, etc....there should not be a real problem. Ply glue problem, NO, because of temps being lower than a GOSM. They both agreed that if I use backer board (that stuff you use for underlayment when laying tile ((have lots leftover from a tile job on the house)) ) around the "firebox" and up for about 24 inches, I'd be overbuilding. Oh well, why break a habit now. Thanks for all the help. Now about those build pictures of yours??