Jared43758 wrote:Why does hotblast put the grates in the way they were?
Did you buy it pre assembled? I think its a mistake by who ever installs the grate system. By looking at the grates, they "appear" to have a top and bottom. I don't think the users manual even specifies which way they go in. So, its a matter of "what works best" scenario
.. With the smaller hole's side down, coal was jamming constantly. I even broke two grate nubs. Also, ash wasn't clearing very well.
So after some observation of the grates, I determined that ash and coal pieces would easily clog the holes in the grates due to the funnel effect of the openings. Then I noticed the grates would sit lower in the grate frame this way, which alleviated the coal jamming issue.