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TCookHusker

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Re: NOT SO Great way to plug damper holes on WSM (for BBQ Guru)
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2019, 06:56:07 AM »
Are the hole diameters the same on the 18.5 as the 22.5?


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jdefran

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Re: NOT SO Great way to plug damper holes on WSM (for BBQ Guru)
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2019, 04:41:42 PM »

Are the hole diameters the same on the 18.5 as the 22.5?


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Yes they're the same. At one point I lost a cap on the 22" and borrowed one from the 18"


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mtneer

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Re: NOT SO Great way to plug damper holes on WSM (for BBQ Guru)
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2019, 07:40:11 PM »
Just to add a little more information.

Zinc that isn't galvanized usually has a yellowish/goldish color. But galvanized does have the chalky gray mentioned above.

Also, austenitic stainless steel (aka 300 series) has nickel in it's chemical composition. Out helps with high temps and oxidation resistance.

The cheaper, magnetic, ferritic stainless steel (400 series) didn't have nickel... Or very little.  Also it will rust especially after exposed to high heat regularly. This is why stainless steel used in cheaper grills still rusts out.

If I've started anything incorrectly feel free to correct me.

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FTTH

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Re: NOT SO Great way to plug damper holes on WSM (for BBQ Guru)
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2019, 10:57:29 AM »
Your grates are nickel plated


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