Thanks Dr_KY and Barbarian ,
the pics really help and I can see by Barbarian's left over ash that I needed to consider the bits of charcoal that will fall through as well thats the basket and ash pan design I had in mind.
every time I see Barbarian and Nocoredneck upsidedown setup I really "jones" to build mine that way and considering jeffjenkens post
Originally Posted by jeffjenkins1
OK, how come no one told me that if your fat, when you lay the drum on it's side and reach inside the drum to put the nuts on the firebox support bolts at the bottom, you will block all the light?!!?
odds are that I will have a hard time getting to the bottom of things as well
Hook Line and Sinker