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CHRIS 1237
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14 05 12:29 pm    Post subject: square vs round fire boxes Reply with quote

so is one better than the other I know a lot of you gator guys have round
just wantand to know which you thought was better because i hope to upgrade from my silver smoker in about 6 mounths-1year from now and I wanted to know if it made a big deal when buying a pit.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14 05 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Chris

The same topic came up over on the Gator board. Pretty much everyone seemed to have different opinions on this topic. Generally everyone agreed that both perform about the same. The biggest point that was made was that round seemed to last longer since water would have a hard time pooling up on the top. Either way it would take a long time to rust out 1/4" of steel, especially if you take care of it and touch up any rust spots.

My new Gator ships out tomorrow Cool to replace my silver smoker. I should have it by next weekend.

SJ

p.s. Where are you at in PA?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14 05 8:45 pm    Post subject: Better? Reply with quote

More important, is where the air inlets are placed. Also, what type of adjustments are used. We draw air from under the wood, so the fire easily burns across the entire fire box. Before you buy, give us a call.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14 05 8:48 pm    Post subject: clean Reply with quote

The best way to make in fire box last longer is to simply clean it out. Leaving the fire box full of ash for any extended time is not a good thing, especially when it gets damp. So take a water hose to it, once the it cools off.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14 05 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TC, I couldn't agree with you more. As long as you take care of your pit, It will last a long time.

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CHRIS 1237
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15 05 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

smoke jumper i live in berks county about a 1/2 hour away from reading.
thanks for all of your help guys
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19 05 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a Lang model 60 last month and it has a square firebox. I like it because you can use the top to warm things on. Also Lang has 2 dampers on each side of the fire box.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25 05 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My stainless firebox doesnt rust at all! Laughing Cleaning out the steel ones is the best way to make em last. Wet ash is acidic, and will speed up the rusting problem.
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