Originally Posted by bbq1980
Thanks. I wound up getting some screws that were 1/4" x 2" since they were stainless steel and not zinc coated. I'm gonna see if those work. I also ordered the lava pan, which comes with the one vent hole in it already. It looks like you drilled 1, maybe 2 more holes in it for better air flow. Is this correct? My biggest drill bit is 1/2", but what size roughly were the holes and did you leave these open or cover them with a piece of metal or something? Thanks again for the clarification.
I used a step bit (5/8" - 3/4" I believe) to drill 2 more holes equal distance from each other and then used the electrical box plugs with screws to plug them. I open all the air intakes when firing it up and then I generally plug the 2 smaller holes and adjust the temp with the slide over the big hole. Cheers!!!