Which way should the RF plate be angled??

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by inkjunkie, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

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

    maple sticks Smoking Fanatic

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

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  4. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    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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