Over the past week I have been having trouble keeping a fire going after several days of burning. The fire in the Gibraltar would die out just in front of the loading doors. In the rear of the coal bed the fire would keep going much longer. My banking plate is only 3" tall
(just inside of the doors) and the fire brick are 9". This made it impossible to have a deep bed of coal in the front section of coal grates.
I kept looking at "coal berner's" Gibraltor manual picture and it looked like the banking plate was much taller than the one in my stove.
My banking plate fit the stove very well side to side.
The next thought was maybe it's the wrong part....
The banking plate is the right one but this stove takes two, one stacked on top of the other.
I placed an order with woodmans parts plus $$$$ for another banking plate but it may take till next year for the pony express to make it from New Hampshire to Maine.
Long story short ... I made a lower plate with used fire brick. I hope this works. The fire has been burning for about an hour.