Originally Posted by ATXBBQ
Thanks i have a rf and have had a larger variance in temps from one end to the other and after reading this I will have to take this into consideration. The end closest to the firebox gets a lot hotter than I would have expected. I always thought it was because the diverter plate wasn't thick enough. Are they normally 1/4 inch and welded out completely? Mine is thinner sheet metal and just sits on angle (Not welded out).
Yes, 1/4 inch is the most common, the thicker the metal, the more even the heat distribution. A RF plate that just sets in place will work just fine also, but most are welded out so you can use them as a water pan also.