SteveZee wrote:Interesting grate set up. Does the outter ring shake back and forth and the middle parts rotate? Those middle grates almost look like wood grates to me because of the smooth edges. Probably made for dual fuel. Also does the arm on that outer ring go through that space on the firepot with the two teeth missing? That could explain why those two teeth were cut?
The grate is named Duplex-Ransom combination. At the center you have the short and long Duplex grates. They act like a dumping movement. Outside you get the Ransom Ring grate, it rotates around (a little like in a Chubby stove) the Duplex ones.
The grates are located under the firepot so no relation with the missing teeth and there is a gap between the lower part of the firepot and the outer grate.
On my stove there is a small flapper trap to reach exactly the same place where the teeth are missing so I really think it was to poke/sclice the coal bed, maybe if some clinckers or other things block the rotation of the outer grate.