About how many man hours involved in building double pan

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About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by Crazycooter » March 20th, 2017, 3:14 pm

My inlaws neighbor wants me to build him a gravity feed smoker for this bbq season to replace his lang. He was looking at getting a deep south gc48 and now seems to like the idea of me building him a double pan. Im wondering about how many man hours will this project take for a couple guys skilled and experienced in metal fab to build. Not really planning on killing myself during the build but work at a good steady pace



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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by Big T » March 20th, 2017, 4:45 pm

That's probably a question for Frank or Tom. I know most of the guys on the forum are backyard, weekend, after work type builders so it's hard to judge off of us. I've never built a GF but I've built a few RF and I spend more of my time getting things out and putting them back than I do working on it.


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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by ajfoxy » March 20th, 2017, 4:53 pm

:yth:
Definitely have a chat to Frank or Tom. You'd get a more accurate actual build time as that's what they do for a crust.


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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by Weldun » March 20th, 2017, 6:03 pm

My mini was built exactly as BigT described and took about 5 weeks to complete but as many can attest these things are never done, seems like I always find something to tinker with on mine.


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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by Squiggle » March 20th, 2017, 6:18 pm

I built my mini in just over 3 months & that's only working on it 1/2 to a full day a week, but if I had to do it again & had nothing else to do I think it could be done in a week -week & a half, so my guess to man hours would be 40-60 minimum. :kewl:


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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by Stewart » March 20th, 2017, 7:00 pm

Interesting stuff. I plan on building mine in stages since I can't attack it all at once too many irons in the fire lol.



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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by Crazycooter » March 21st, 2017, 2:11 pm

Thanks for all the help fellas.



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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by chefbrady » March 22nd, 2017, 11:15 am

I had my double pan built by some pros it was 30hrs of shop time...
An it looks pretty great! Image

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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by Big T » March 22nd, 2017, 5:39 pm

It definitely looks great !


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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by Rodcrafter » March 22nd, 2017, 5:53 pm

I like the addition of air intake for the fan unit.


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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by chefbrady » March 22nd, 2017, 5:54 pm

I will post build pics in a seperate thread soon! There is a couple more tweeks.

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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by KarateDoc » March 23rd, 2017, 11:35 pm

chefbrady wrote:I had my double pan built by some pros it was 30hrs of shop time...
An it looks pretty great! Image

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Looks a lot like mine.


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Re: RE: Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by chefbrady » March 24th, 2017, 12:40 am

KarateDoc wrote:
chefbrady wrote:I had my double pan built by some pros it was 30hrs of shop time...
An it looks pretty great! Image

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Looks a lot like mine.
I followed your build...
...that was the clincher for mine.
Thanks so much for sharing.

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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by SeenRed » March 25th, 2017, 11:05 am

Rodcrafter wrote:I like the addition of air intake for the fan unit.


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Can I ask y'all...why is this 2nd intake needed? Can't you attach a Guru adapter to the ball valve to accommodate the fan? I'm struggling to think of a reason for 2 intakes. Seems redundant...or at least overkill. Am I overlooking something?

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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by chefbrady » March 25th, 2017, 11:30 am

I watched karate docs build and he added one.
It is for 2 reasons.
First, when the fan for the cyberq is mounted it sticks out way to far and because it is mounted shin high could be an issue.
Secondly if there is a power outage the ball valve intake is 100 percent functional without removing the fan...


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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by SeenRed » March 25th, 2017, 11:35 am

chefbrady wrote:I watched karate docs build and he added one.
It is for 2 reasons.
First, when the fan for the cyberq is mounted it sticks out way to far and because it is mounted shin high could be an issue.
Secondly if there is a power outage the ball valve intake is 100 percent functional without removing the fan...


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Gotcha...thanks.

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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by KarateDoc » March 25th, 2017, 8:57 pm

chefbrady wrote:I watched karate docs build and he added one.
It is for 2 reasons.
First, when the fan for the cyberq is mounted it sticks out way to far and because it is mounted shin high could be an issue.
Secondly if there is a power outage the ball valve intake is 100 percent functional without removing the fan...


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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by SeenRed » March 26th, 2017, 2:01 pm

chefbrady wrote: It is for 2 reasons.
First, when the fan for the cyberq is mounted it sticks out way to far and because it is mounted shin high could be an issue.

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If it sticks out too far on the front, why not just move the ball valve to the side or back of the FB?



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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by chefbrady » March 26th, 2017, 4:51 pm

Im pretty sure it started out on the side. But the fan was blowin ash into the cook chamber and its nice to have one side that fits flush when loading and moving these things from place to place...

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Re: About how many man hours involved in building double pan

Post by SeenRed » March 26th, 2017, 5:15 pm

Ok having a flat side for flush storage makes a lot of sense. I'm a little surprised though to hear about the fan blowing ash onto the CC on a door (side) mount...on my Southern Q GF, the guru adaptor is on the FB door...no problems at all with ash blowing into the CC. Aren't they on the FB door on all the Stumps cookers? I wonder if that's an issue with them?

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