mudnut wrote:Ok while 4 of the 5 are sagging they will still work, I'll end up losing a little more coal than I would like during shake down but that's much better than breaking one or more of these things and being screwed. I'll replace them after this season. Temps are falling here so I'll burn wood tonight and get a fire going for coals tomorrow, once all that is left are the hot embers I'll start tossing in some nut and get the black diamonds going again. No more 2 AM feedings LOL.
Thanks guys gang
You can heat in a vise of some sort and try to bend the warped area back (it will require getting the warped area red hot), if it brakes, you can successfully braze it to repair so dont be to fearful about trying... (google brazing cast iron for some lessons on how to do this).