I checked again and some are only $15 more. I don't disagree with you. I'm checking on one to see what type of steel is being used. My reasoning for 316 is for a few bucks more, and the amount of effort to rebuilt this box, I thought it was worth the extra bucks. It's likely I will only be able to find 304. If you can't tell from this thread, I enjoy the research/planning/design phase of a project like this.