Originally Posted by BBQchef33
ive never had that problem. Did u have a big ash buildup in the firebox?
Is your grate a few inches below the opening?
i think your right, it must have come in when u dumped a chimney.
The grate itself is below the opening. Not exactly how much, but probably 1-1 1/2" below, but the basket does extend above the opening. The height of the grate was to get a couple inches of air space between the fire brick and the bottom of the grate. Wasn't sure if the draft was just that strong that it pulled up the ash or what. Did have quite a bit of ash, as I had used Kingsford Blue for the most part.