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New box opinions

djjubbajubba

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ok, guys simple question for you. I'm about to build myself a new fire box basket. What say ye? Expanded steel, or perforated steel?
 

foamheart

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Just my thoughts, I'd use expansion on my sides and slotted (perforated) for basket bottom at least. Good air flow with expansion, the bottom I think sees the most heat. Depends upon how often you are willing to rebuild. I saw a pit with a 3/4 slotted steel plate on the bottom, I was in love!! But they could see my amour and asked for my first born child for one...LOL One of these days when I get all growed up and rich I'll get two!
 

motocrash

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Figure it out which and make it out of stainless.Last one you'll ever need....With some poking around local/web you should be able to find some discounted drops. What are you using now?

Bill
 

djjubbajubba

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Currently, I'm using the grate on the bottom of the fire box. I'm moding out my char griller duo into a real growed up smoker.
Anything I do will be stainless. The only reason why I ask the question is I have seen them both ways, but I can get scrap perforated from my work. Save me a bit of money.
 

motocrash

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If you think the holes are of sufficient size go for it!

Bill
 

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