Water in fire box

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by bishgeo, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    What are you guys doing about water in fire box. Drain holes opened mine today standing inch deep in water. See no way of keeping it from going in around top of door.
     
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mine is about 4/5 covered by a roof so this isn't a problem for me.

    However I do try to keep the ashes cleared out so they don't hold moisture and promote rust. Which reminds me, I need to go do that now.
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Drill a small hole in the bottom of the FB.... 1/4 or 3/8" would probably work....
     
  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Keep it clean and covered! 
     
  5. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Yea I did didn't know if it would screw up air flow or not. Though the angle iron I put on inside of door to keep heat in would keep water out guess I was wrong. Getting a little water in cc around lid guess you can't keep it all out.
     

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