Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

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Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by holyp » May 29th, 2016, 4:03 pm

Hi everyone,
After several months of research, I came to the conclusion that an insulated cabinet gravity feed is the smoker i want to have.
The possibility of having hours of consistent cooking unattended sold me on the design.
That, and the fact that teams with GF cookers win competitions hopefully means the flavor is still there.

As I'm located in Israel, and I just can't call Stump and ask him to send me a smoker I found smokerPlans.net and got the plans fo the double pan. Next I ordered everything on the list, and got a nice bag of goodies by mail

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Posted a question in my 4*4 forum about converting the plans from inches to metric, and got an offer to do the conversion and fabrication and since i have no knowledge, experience or time we settled on a fair price and the journy began.

Insulated the inside of the frame with regular rock wool (for the cabinet, and fire chamber area I got ceramic blankt which is rated at a super high temp)

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Frame is begining to take shape
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Inside skin
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Starting work on the coal chute
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Removable fire grate
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This is the thickest section (12 MM nearly 1/2 an inch), was a pain to cut
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Chute nearly done, super heavy
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Looking forward to comments, feedback, suggestions

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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by Smurf » May 29th, 2016, 5:57 pm

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Post by Weldun » May 29th, 2016, 9:43 pm

Welcome and build is looking good.


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Post by Big T » May 29th, 2016, 11:20 pm

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Post by Pete Mazz » May 30th, 2016, 3:58 am

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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by Rodcrafter » May 30th, 2016, 6:37 am

The build is looking great I'm excited for you. That is one big smoker when you're done. I only have one question, what is the gap between the bars on the fire grate? It looks like they're too far apart to me.
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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by Squiggle » May 30th, 2016, 7:09 am

Wicked dude, looks very cool! :beer:

I have a question too, I think you are meant to leave to top rail off so you can install the FB, just wondering how you will install it with the rail there? :?


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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by holyp » May 30th, 2016, 10:52 am

Hey Rod crafter, good catch. The gap is just over an inch and while the double pan plans don't specify this, the plans for the single pan do. And the gap is meant to be half an inch, so I have some fixin to do.
(edit:fixed :lol:)

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And Squiggle, that's how the plans for the double pan specify it, unlike the single pan where it specifies to leave out 4 pieces in the double pan it mentions only three. Possibly because it's taller so you don't have a problem Hope it works out.

And thanks for the feedback, I dropped by today and I must admit it's bigger then I imagined...
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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by holyp » May 30th, 2016, 12:52 pm

I just looked at the mini plans again and I see that for the mini it specifies 4 pieces not to install. For the double pan it just mentions 3 to install after the fb. The cross member and two small vertical pieces

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Post by Squiggle » May 31st, 2016, 6:15 am

Ok, I was just thinking that if you have to insert the FB into the transfer tube opening in the side wall, & the chute is higher than the top rail, it might be a bit difficult. I even left out the front corner upright to make it easier to slide the FB in with the ball valve pipe installed. :kewl:


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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by holyp » May 31st, 2016, 8:03 am

Made some more progress today.
Heat and smoke transfer tube
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Firebox and chute in placs
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Post by Rodcrafter » May 31st, 2016, 9:38 am

Now you're talking, good work


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Post by SmokinHawgBBQ » May 31st, 2016, 1:29 pm

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Post by Squiggle » May 31st, 2016, 7:18 pm

Awesome stuff, looks fantastic! :beer:


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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by Big T » May 31st, 2016, 9:16 pm

It's really coming together :beer:


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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by holyp » June 26th, 2016, 2:53 pm

Wow things are never moving as fast as you want them.
The skins are on with insulation. Ran through way more material than I had expected, I used ceramic wool rated at 2600 degrees (Fahrenheit). Probably an overkill, but this whole smoker is a bit of an overkill, why stop at insulation.

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I already had it on wheels, but one of them gave already... it was meant to be rated 250 lbs
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Post by Pete Mazz » June 26th, 2016, 3:44 pm

Those buggers sure get heavy!


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Post by Big T » June 26th, 2016, 8:16 pm

I remember when Puff built his big GF and all he talked about was how heavy that joker was. You've definitely got it going your way now :kewl:


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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by Rodcrafter » June 27th, 2016, 7:49 am

The double pan GF will weigh 800 + lbs. So you need wheels that good for half that each.


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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by holyp » June 27th, 2016, 3:42 pm

Picked up the meat racks today. Found an 80 fabricator to do it for me as his last job before retiring again.
Got 5 racks from stainless steel 6 mm (just under quarter inch).
Cost me just over 300 dollars which I think is a great buy.
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As for the wheels, they were rated at a 100kg each which is 220 lbs so I should have been OK.
Anyways the guys at the store were nice enough to offer replacement at no charge, and I ended up taking 8 inch casters super duty rated at a 1000lbs each, so I should be covered

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Post by Rodcrafter » June 27th, 2016, 5:54 pm

That's a nice bunch of racks, and you won't regret those wheels either


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Post by Pete Mazz » June 27th, 2016, 6:00 pm

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Post by Big T » June 27th, 2016, 8:06 pm

:yth: Super nice racks :kewl:


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Re: Double pan Insulated cabinet Gravity feed

Post by holyp » July 10th, 2016, 4:00 am

Finally finished with the insulation. Stuffed the area around the coal chute as much as possible
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Sealed the top and added the door
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Got the side door done
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Now to the main cc door and rails.


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