|Chain bracket welded in place|
(a simple fixing hole in the angle iron would have weakened it)
|The completed flap with hinges|
To minimise air to the fire (and prevent ash falling out!), it is held at the highest position.
|Minimum air and ash-fallout|
If it is still not clear how the flap works, try this video clip: (Also on YouTube).
About all that's left is to fit the fixing brackets in place. This will entail spending quite some time buried beneath 7109 in a pit whilst holding the ashpan in place and marking out the hole positions. When I've figured out how to do this, another ashpan 'blog article will appear!