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    the location for the 2 bottom vents. the video says 5" apart. wouldn't it be better to have them opposite of each other? just wondering. i'm also right handed. i would like the beer opening on the right side. if i move the temp guage uage over it will be upside down. i guess i could live w/ that. oh, i could put the bottle opener underneath the temp guage on the right side. custom, sparky style. i likey. if BP comes up w/ options i would like a shelf and wheels for Ursula. just if your bored and want somthing to do? lol......

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    spark customize to your hearts content The wheels are available at industrial hardware places like northern frieght harbor freight and grainger...they are 55 gal drum dollys

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    the location for the 2 bottom vents. the video says 5" apart. wouldn't it be better to have them opposite of each other? just wondering. i'm also right handed. i would like the beer opening on the right side. if i move the temp guage uage over it will be upside down. i guess i could live w/ that. oh, i could put the bottle opener underneath the temp guage on the right side. custom, sparky style. i likey. if BP comes up w/ options i would like a shelf and wheels for Ursula. just if your bored and want somthing to do? lol......
    Hey Sparky, I didn't find it to be very critical where the bottom vents are, so I put them in the front for easy access. You are welcome to put them anywhere you want down there.

    There's no restrictions on the bottle opener, use it how ever you want, under the thermo works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinish View Post
    Hey Sparky, I didn't find it to be very critical where the bottom vents are, so I put them in the front for easy access. You are welcome to put them anywhere you want down there.

    There's no restrictions on the bottle opener, use it how ever you want, under the thermo works
    works for me. i think i will spread them out a little. bottle opener is going below the thermo works.
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    How do you clean these things out? Shop vac the ashes, turn them over....?

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    some people put a deep dish pizza pan underneath the fire basket with a hook

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    i dump my ashes from Hazel in my garden and over my lawns. they love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    some people put a deep dish pizza pan underneath the fire basket with a hook
    Exactly what I use and works good. also catches any grease that may find its way past the fire basket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    the location for the 2 bottom vents. the video says 5" apart. wouldn't it be better to have them opposite of each other? just wondering. i
    We liked the vents slightly offset because of outside air movement, as well as access. Sometimes, if the air hits the vent just right, if either blows directly through the drum, or blows air past the vent. Also, if they are opposite, it would most likely be difficult to access at least one vent (either both are on the side; or one faces forward, and the other is in the "back").

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_CT View Post
    How do you clean these things out? Shop vac the ashes, turn them over....?
    I keep a dedicated shop vac just for sucking out the ash at the bottom. I like the pizza pan idea. Also, if you're handy with a welder and cutting tools you could make a door with an ash pan.

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