jpen1 wrote:You need a good cast iron grate like that of a mark series harman. Stainless will warp up like a banana after the first burn atleat the stianless that is readily availiable. The only stainlees that can take that kind of heat is type 310 stainless and it would cost at leat $1000 to buy the material. No I didn't get to many zeros nthat stuff runs 3-4 times as much as 316L stainless however the working temp rating is 2400* F the same as good cast iron.
Thanks jpen1, yeah I noticed the cost diiference between the diiferent alloys. I even priced Titanium. Talk about too many ZEROS!
I have 'burned' thru (no pun tntended) two store-bought cast iron grates over the past two years. They last a little longer than the wrought iron and bar stock grates, but they still melt. My brother tells me cast iron has the same melting point has the bar stock grates?
This Fireplace Extrordinaire burns wood with a blue flame, sometimes with white tips, similar to a coal fire, so I know it gets hot in the firebox. Once the firebox heats up, the flames even detatch themselves from the logs, and seem to "float' or 'hover' near the top of the firebox.
I'll check out the grates in the Harman Mark series, and see if I could use one.
Thanks for the tip.