Rick Andrus Design
PREVIOUS TO THIS POINT OF FABRICATION
The grate's perimeter and drop ribs have been sawn from 1-1/4" sq CR bar stock. Each joint was deeply 'V' cut, fitted, welded, and flush ground. CR bar stock is used because it's very straight and the edges are not rounded. Holes for the adjustable log tees are layed out, then drilled and tapped. The spires are sawn from 1-1/4" x 6.0" HR flat bar stock. Fitted mount plates for the burner tray provide stiffening for the drop ribs. Also, two 1/2" dia CR rods pass through each drop rib, and are welded in place. The grate is detailed by fill welding low spots, nicks, and then flush grinding all surfaces.
The burner tray is miter sawn, along with laser cut end caps, are fitted, welded, and flush ground. At this point tail piece (not shown) is ready to be fitted to the back of the burner tray.