slide out grate on double pan gf?

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slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by raptorchris » April 11th, 2016, 9:46 am

I'm building the huge double pan gravity feed. The plans call for a permanent fire grate. I'd like to have a slideout fire grate in case I need to empty the chute. I belive the mini has this feature in the plans. Looking for ideas on how others have done this. Thanks.



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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by The Czar » April 11th, 2016, 11:33 am

Make it just like the mini except to match the inside of the ash box...


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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by Frank_Cox » April 11th, 2016, 11:35 am

Kinda like a slide out cooking rack

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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by billyc1030 » September 29th, 2016, 7:36 pm

On the two we're building right now, we made grates out of 7/8" square bar stock, then welded in a couple more pieces of the bar stock to the side of the ash bin as guides. You can't tell from this picture, but the grates extend just past where the opening ends, then the two side rails that the cross pieces are welded to extend a little farther. The last cross piece (closest to the door) is actually a piece of 3/4" angle. It's turned down to form a lip you can reach in and grab with your fingers to slide the grate out.

We're building the smokers at my friend's house. I won't be back there for a couple of days, but can get him to send me more detailed pics if you need them.

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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by ajfoxy » September 29th, 2016, 11:59 pm

:yth:
Exactly how I built mine except I used rebar for the cross pieces. Works well and gives you the ability to dump the charcoal chute if you get a flame-up in it. Just drag out the grid and let it all dump into the ash pan.


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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by holyp » September 30th, 2016, 6:55 am

I did a slide out
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Then following comments I changed it to have smaller gaps

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Here's the guide

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I think it's definitely worth the little dffort

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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by Rodcrafter » October 1st, 2016, 1:12 pm

Yes it is and you will be glad you did. Since you may want to change types of charcoal and it lasts forever in these guys.


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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by J0hn » October 2nd, 2016, 8:03 am

Another cracking thread. I was only thinking about how to do this a couple of nights ago. I love the way everyone on here is so helpful, sharing and encouraging others. :kewl:



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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by shortlived » December 8th, 2016, 7:20 pm

What size gaps do you guys recommend to have small pieces fall through onto wood chunks? I also made an extra large ash box that will fit full size logs. Because why not.



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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by Weldun » December 8th, 2016, 9:20 pm

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I have about a 1/2" space between bars and works fine
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Re: slide out grate on double pan gf?

Post by Squiggle » December 9th, 2016, 6:47 am

Same same & mine works fine. :kewl:


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