Originally Posted by Hozman
Well with all the talk I had to stop by a lowes today and take a look for myself. Like some others have said whoever they had put it together did a poor ass job. There was a lot of play in the slide vent intake plate. Not sure if that is normal or lack of being put together as it should be.
The sliding air vent comes pre-assembled on the ash pan. It does probably need a little work to seal it up tightly. I'm going to experiment on my next cook with some high heat tape that I have to seal it off around the edges. If that generates better air flow control I will remove the vent and seal it up with some high temp rtv silicone.