Originally Posted by jlane
Why is there so much "grate loss" on both ends? That seems very wasteful to me.
the smoke and heat come into the chamber under the drip pan below the grate on reverse flow it has to come out the opposite end from the chimney reverses
backward over the top of the food so you loose about 6" on the 36 it appears to be more on some of the larger units from what I've read.