Originally Posted by dwfisk
Thanks for the extra build pics - this is an awsome build with some really neat ideas. I really like that "torpedo tube" firebox door and I'm especially interested in your RF baffel with drain trough and drain pipe. I'm planning a restoration/rebuild of my hybrid to make it a committed RF and will probably rip off this idea. Did you slope the baffel towards the angle iron trough?
Yes the plate slopes with maybe a 1" decline, we also use one solid plate, cut the drain slot flexed the plate slightly so it would drain towards the middle and welded the angle iron solid to help hold the bow.
I thought the torpedo hatch would be cool and so did my boss until he had to create the custom hinge. But it works great for adding additional wood. We left the original grill door on the cylinder, this allows me to really build a good fire with easy access to get it rolling.
I've got a few pics of the plate I will load later...