Diffuser Plate for Pit Boss Pro Series 1100

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I met this guy that owns a metal fabrication shop and I asked him if he can make a diffuser plate just like the one that I have since it is made out thin sheet metal. He is going to use 10 gauge steel and he has CNC machining as well. I am hoping he has a prototype by middle of next week.

This new plate is going to be the exact replica so if this makes a difference in heat distribution then it is worth it if not then it was a bad investment.
 

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Sounds interesting. Im using the one that came with my Navigator 1150. Let me know if it works and how much. I might have to order one. Lol
 
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I will let you know and hopefully it will have a difference. I have a Yoder s640 as well and its heat diffuser is 10 gauge steel so it has to be better than that thin sheet metal Pit Boss is using.
 
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The good news I found out as one of his employees has an Austin XL so he is very interested in it as well as his diffuser got bent as his 4 year old stood on it when it had in the grass cleaning his grill.

He is unable to find a replacement so they have my diffuser again so hopefully they will have one for me to test this weekend as I will have my Rec-Tec controller and the clips tomorrow. 10 gauge steel has to make a difference than that cheap sheet metal one.
 
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Update:

So they have created one and the guy tested it on his Austin XL and he saw an opposite on temps. He set the grill at 225 and he was getting temps at 235 - 255 and then he changed the diffuser back to the original one and the temps dropped to 215 - 235.

He did say that the steel one did not improve on reducing the hot spots it was just like the original one. So that goes that idea so I scrap that project.
 

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