OK JOE Diffuser Plate ?

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by tcs1, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. I have not bolted the diffuser plate to the firebox/CC wall which leaves a 1/4 inch gap allowing air to move up into the CC instead of down from the Firebox.  When I close the gap with aluminum foil, it makes the FB side of the CC much hotter, which is odd to me.  Has anyone had this issue?  Should I bolt the diffuser plate to the wall or will it also cause the FB side of the CC to get hotter?

  2. With foil in the gap

  3. sjturbo

    sjturbo Fire Starter

    Take this with a grain of salt since I don't have experience with a diffuser plate yet. I just finished one and will try it tomorrow. Aluminum is used as a heat sink (stores to dissipate heat and as small as your foil plug is it may be enough to transfer additional heat on the fire box side. I do plan to bolt mine to the wall eventually. Just food for thought. I imagine those with experience will have better responses.

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