Wow, I really want to do this to my SF-260. I guess I'll wait until the season is over though - I kinda need the heat right now.
My question is, why isn't it made like this to begin with? (Serious question I would like to know the answer to)
Also, I'm currently mounding my coal, and some pieces do
end up on top of the bricks, touching the steel. How bad is this? Do I need to make absolutely
sure that there aren't any bits of coal sitting on top of the bricks at all
? These errant coal pieces don't seem to actually burn. I wasn't concerned about them because I figured they wouldn't burn since they aren't nestled-in with their buddies. When I shake-down, I pull those loose bits off the bricks back into the middle and they don't appear to have burned, but maybe they did a little. They're not shiny, clean black anymore, which makes it hard to say for certain that they didn't burn a little bit, but they're definitely not ash.