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Post by fixithud » January 17th, 2018, 9:41 pm

Gravity Feed Double Pan Smoker Plans Standard Doors 28x25 Racks

I was hoping I might be able to get an idea of what materials cost for this particular unit.

Thought I could avoid buying the plans only to find out the material cost is prohibitive for me to continue with the build.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Post by Heatermeter builder » January 18th, 2018, 5:54 am

My material cost were about $1600 all laser cut. That's just the metal. You would still need to get insulation, casters, latches, lots of flap disk and other odds and ends.

A comparible, already made GF, would cost about $6500.


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Post by fixithud » January 18th, 2018, 12:55 pm

10-4 appreciate the info.

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Post by Weldun » January 18th, 2018, 8:17 pm

Cost of a build is really dependent upon many factors in my opinion, I cut all my own materials and didn't utilize an outside laser cutting service . I also was able to treasure hunt a good amount of my materials, in fact the only steel I had to purchase was my sheeting, angle iron and my square tubing. I'm certainly not knocking paying for laser cutting services but that is an added expense. I think if a person is patient and spends some time treasure hunting they can get into one of these with a minimal investment. I'm not sure what your area has to offer but I do know that in my neck of the woods there are scrap yards and salvage yards that can be gold mines for frugal (cheap) people such as myself. If the patience part isn't your strong point you can always build a UDS to get you by while you treasure hunt.
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Post by Frank_Cox » January 18th, 2018, 9:13 pm

Weldun wrote:Cost of a build is really dependent upon many factors in my opinion, I cut all my own materials and didn't utilize an outside laser cutting service . I also was able to treasure hunt a good amount of my materials, in fact the only steel I had to purchase was my sheeting, angle iron and my square tubing. I'm certainly not knocking paying for laser cutting services but that is an added expense. I think if a person is patient and spends some time treasure hunting they can get into one of these with a minimal investment. I'm not sure what your area has to offer but I do know that in my neck of the woods there are scrap yards and salvage yards that can be gold mines for frugal (cheap) people such as myself. If the patience part isn't your strong point you can always build a UDS to get you by while you treasure hunt.
man oh man, that thing looks great! think it looks better everytime I see it lol!
Heatermeter builder wrote:My material cost were about $1600 all laser cut. That's just the metal. You would still need to get insulation, casters, latches, lots of flap disk and other odds and ends.

A comparible, already made GF, would cost about $6500.
yep, that's right in line. sure makes the build easier! We have been thinking about making a kit for all the chute parts including the transfer tube. anyone think that is a worth wile idea? we would possibly be considerably cheaper than having your local guy do it. we would palletize it and ship it out or it could be picked up at HQ.


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Post by Weldun » January 18th, 2018, 9:29 pm

Frank that's an incredible idea, with the small amount of material required for the chute/ firebox/ashbox assembly it's hard to reasonably acquire this material unless you're able to purchase drops from a steel supplier and if you try to utilize hot rolled flat to cut these pieces from you end up with a considerable amount of extra material. I think this kit could make a gravity feed build much easier for folks to take on.


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Post by Frank_Cox » January 18th, 2018, 9:30 pm

Weldun wrote:Frank that's an incredible idea, with the small amount of material required for the chute/ firebox/ashbox assembly it's hard to reasonably acquire this material unless you're able to purchase drops from a steel supplier and if you try to utilize hot rolled flat to cut these pieces from you end up with a considerable amount of extra material. I think this kit could make a gravity feed build much easier for folks to take on.
awesome deal! I will get working on it . hope to have something figured out perty quick :beer: :beer:


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Post by bbroper » January 18th, 2018, 9:44 pm

I agree that is a great idea


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Post by ajfoxy » January 18th, 2018, 11:04 pm

Absolutely a great idea. Definitely make building a GF a whole tad easier for most punters.

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Brilliant idea Frank! :beer:


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Post by Frank_Cox » January 19th, 2018, 8:38 pm

ajfoxy wrote:Now, on to the kit for "The Mack"... put on a pallet, wrapped and shipped to Australia. One kidney or both? =))
working in it now bro! seriously!!!
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Post by fixithud » January 19th, 2018, 9:41 pm

Weldun wrote:Cost of a build is really dependent upon many factors in my opinion, I cut all my own materials and didn't utilize an outside laser cutting service . I also was able to treasure hunt a good amount of my materials, in fact the only steel I had to purchase was my sheeting, angle iron and my square tubing. I'm certainly not knocking paying for laser cutting services but that is an added expense. I think if a person is patient and spends some time treasure hunting they can get into one of these with a minimal investment. I'm not sure what your area has to offer but I do know that in my neck of the woods there are scrap yards and salvage yards that can be gold mines for frugal (cheap) people such as myself. If the patience part isn't your strong point you can always build a UDS to get you by while you treasure hunt.
That thing looks great!! I have two UDS now and a homebuilt draft control... Want a unit that makes better use of rack space but dont think I want a typical offset grill.

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Post by Rodcrafter » January 19th, 2018, 11:39 pm

Hud, you may feel like you jumped out of the frying pan into the fire if you went with an Offset. All the fire tending required. The GF is much more the direction you want.


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Post by Cole » January 20th, 2018, 9:30 am

I paid around $250 for my Mini plus 6" firebox material including plates for the legs and backing plates for the main door slam latch, uncut. I am just about done cutting the firebox.



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