LsFarm wrote:\ the handle can get loose and sloppy....
Hmmmm Greg. This is sorta off topic....But my shaker handle has always had quite a bit of play in it. Though I've NEVER touched another coal stove other than my own, so I don't know what is normal....But I was skeptical about the amount of free play in my handle before the grates are actually engaged to shake. But now that I see my stove works awesome....and I have no shaking problems....I figured it wasn't a big deal.
And since my stove went down (been going since Oct.) and I cleaned it out....all slots in the grates were free of debris/ash/stones/stuff whatever. I guess it's OK?