Originally Posted by Tough old man
I looked at your pics. nice set up. Did you end up welding those plates together?
I could put in 2 6" pipes and drill holes in them all the way down starting with smaller holes going up if you think that would work. I know they wouldn't give off as much heat but will it be enough to do the trick.
I live in Baja, Mexico and everything you purchase is in full lengths meaning I would have to buy a 4' x 8' sheet of plating. LOL, I'm 70 yrs old 6' 255 lb weightlifter and stronger then a team of goats, but a 4 x 8 x 1/4" is not going to be the lightest to move around by yourself.....
One thing I can say about my setup is I agree with Tuscaloosa.
I think I get a lot of my heat radiating from the plates. I know when I open my cooking chamber door, after I close it the heat recovers very quickly. the plates are 1/4"
Does take a long time to heat up when I first light it, but thats the nature of the beast.
I also took HD foil to seal those little triangular areas off.
I have read that ceramic tile works good. But use unfinished tile. Thats what I read anyway