Originally Posted by martyleach
When you say ammo box, are you talking military? If so, they do have a greenish finish on them that will definitely need to be burned off. I bagged a couple of them on the way back from 'Nam and have used them for all sorts of stuff.... but not a firebox!
Yep one of those, a local surplus store has them for $20
I figure I'd build it upside down, with the lid as the bottom, a couple of rebar legs to keep it off the ground a few inches. An expanded metal charcoal basket ( will 1/2 inch expanded hold pellets ?). A 3/4 valve on one end with a 3 inch collar on the other end for the exhaust. It has a rubber gasket on the lid and I figure if I keep the basket 3 inches above it, I may be able to preserve the air tight seal of it.