nortcan wrote:I wold like to know if the grate syst. works like the one in a Chubby stove? I mean how does it work?
No it doesn't work anything like the Chubby. This stove has what is called an, "annular grate," It is very common the whole grate rests on a round slide and you can rotate back and forth to shake out the ashes and the center pulls all the way out to dump and clean the fire.
The picture from above here is decieving. The outer ring that you see is NOT part of the grate. That outer ring is on top of the firepot. This is the vent from which the gasses exit the combustion chamber, go down AROUND the firepot, down through the base burning chamber and then back up the rear pipe to exit.