tmbrddl wrote:Thank you Paul and ws. It indeed did lay in a tray and I found the problem. Somewhere along the way, someone put an oversize grate in and jammed it in place...it isn't moving on its own. I'm going to take a saw and cut the offending grate so I can drop it out of the way. I'm afraid of breaking a casting by trying to force it out. How they got it in there without busting something I don't know.
Can you post pictures of the grates in there ? Just curious to see how the earlier oak grates are kept in place.