I've put stove cord around the seams of the charcoal and firebox. I cant for the life of me get the temperature of the charcoal box to go above 200 unless i put the charcoal directly in that box. I am in some serious need of help with this grill. I have half a mind to toss it since my 50$ masterforge has worked better than this 400$ monstrosity. Does anyone have any experience with this c.o.s Addendum* i read the temperature from the dome and not the grates and no matter what i do the dome wont rise above 150 right now but the grates say 180+ with my thermometer. I didnt boil test the dome thermometers. Does anyone have experience with this grill? Specifically thr dome thermometers to see if the temp isnt right.