Double pan build

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Double pan build

Post by TheRedBuddah » March 28th, 2019, 5:42 am

Hi all

I purchased the double pan plans about 2 years ago.The fabrication shop that cut the sheet metal out at about the time suggested a thin metal outer casing,given the 50mm insulation, it wouldn't effect the performance of the smoker.
Fast forward 2 years and this thing is actually started,would this be an issue?
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Re: Double pan build

Post by JKalchik » March 28th, 2019, 7:31 am

Nope. Exterior skin just needs to be thick enough to hold together. IIRC, Frank spec'ed 16ga or 18ga for the skins.

My skins are 1/8" (3mm or so,) and this has led to a rather heavier smoker than usual. There are some advantages, I guess, a very stiff cook chamber door, & the ability to weld something to the middle of a skin (no idea why I'd ever do that.)


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Re: Double pan build

Post by TheRedBuddah » March 28th, 2019, 2:17 pm

Thanks J,
I only want to do it once😁😁



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Re: Double pan build

Post by Chromeski » March 28th, 2019, 7:05 pm

The one major issue is the thin exterior skin will warp very easy when welding it, but I can be done. Either way it will function



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Re: Double pan build

Post by Dirtytires » March 28th, 2019, 7:08 pm

Agreed...no problem with what you have.



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Re: Double pan build

Post by TheRedBuddah » March 28th, 2019, 7:39 pm

Thanks Guys,
My mate is a professional boilermaker/welder so hopefully he can limit the warping.

Can't wait until it's finished.
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Re: Double pan build

Post by TheRedBuddah » March 30th, 2019, 10:48 pm

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Hi all,
Does anyone know what these spacer parts are and what they do?
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Re: Double pan build

Post by ajfoxy » March 31st, 2019, 3:40 am

The chute is slightly smaller than the opening of the door curb. They fill the gap. Weld them in. And depending on how good or average your welding was you might need to adjust the spacing as well... ask me how I know :D


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Re: Double pan build

Post by TheRedBuddah » March 31st, 2019, 4:15 am

Thanks Ajfoxy,
Do you weld them on now
or after the piece is in place?



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Re: Double pan build

Post by ajfoxy » March 31st, 2019, 5:33 am

Once it is in place. As I said, depending on your welding and fitting skills the gap might be a tad different to the current spacers.


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Re: Double pan build

Post by TheRedBuddah » July 9th, 2019, 12:12 am

The project has been stalled for a while as my welder mate moved interstate.Another friend is helping me out with the welding and now things are really moving.



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Re: Double pan build

Post by Dirtytires » July 9th, 2019, 10:30 am

Not every project runs start to finish in a timely fashion. Glad to see you are back on it.

Hope you are doing some welding as well....it’s a great project to learn on and very satisfying when you are done.



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Re: Double pan build

Post by JKalchik » July 9th, 2019, 10:41 am

LOVE that firebox grate!


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Re: Double pan build

Post by Big T » July 9th, 2019, 8:10 pm

:LG:


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Re: Double pan build

Post by ajfoxy » July 9th, 2019, 11:00 pm

Yep, looking good. How thick is your firebox grate? I might pinch that idea :D


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Re: Double pan build

Post by TheRedBuddah » July 15th, 2019, 5:50 am

Think it's about 20mm.3/4 inch.



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Re: Double pan build

Post by TheRedBuddah » July 17th, 2019, 3:47 am

Dirty Tyres,
I will leave this one to the pros.(I want a good job)
I welded up my new fence at home if that counts😁😁



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