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frjeff
12-01-2012, 06:19 AM
$0.72 Goodwill ash pan for BPS smoker. Fancy, schmancy!!

Old frypan, sawed off handle, formed wire hook handle for removal, Viola' !

Fits perfectly beneath fire basket.

I shouda been an engineer!

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scooter
12-01-2012, 06:14 PM
How wide is the pan?


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jimsbarbecue
12-01-2012, 07:46 PM
The only issue I see is a non stick pan which appears what you have is made with ptfe and it does not like high temps. When it overheats it releases a gas that is not good for you . If you notice the non stick gets darker it means it is reaching that heat level.

frjeff
12-02-2012, 01:43 AM
The only issue I see is a non stick pan which appears what you have is made with ptfe and it does not like high temps. When it overheats it releases a gas that is not good for you . If you notice the non stick gets darker it means it is reaching that heat level.

Pan is 13.5", so should catch most of the ash. Non-stick is now gone (blowtorch and wire wheel). Did that outdoors in about a 25 knot wind to carry any fumes down wind. I'll likely find a better ash catcher later, but needed something to do while the drum is at the sandblaster's.

jimsbarbecue
12-02-2012, 07:01 AM
I use a 18 inch deep dish pizza pan. About $15 new. It is the largest size I could get past the mounts in the drum. I do put in three bolts as legs to space the pan off the floor of the drum just so if there is a grease overflow the pan doesn't stick to the bottom of the drum and helps with air flow if I am cheating using a Stoker or BBQ Guru device.

frjeff
12-02-2012, 09:32 AM
I use a 18 inch deep dish pizza pan. About $15 new. It is the largest size I could get past the mounts in the drum. I do put in three bolts as legs to space the pan off the floor of the drum just so if there is a grease overflow the pan doesn't stick to the bottom of the drum and helps with air flow if I am cheating using a Stoker or BBQ Guru device.

That's what I'm really wanting. Do you recall where you got one that diameter and for that price?

Salmonsmoker
12-02-2012, 09:43 AM
That's what I'm really wanting. Do you recall where you got one that diameter and for that price?

I found a standard pizza pan at Fred Meyer. Under $5 and made in USA.

jimsbarbecue
12-02-2012, 03:58 PM
$5 is a good price. Then can go as high as $20 . No advantage to the more expense one.

frjeff
12-10-2012, 06:29 AM
Found an 16 inch , 2 inch deep pizza pan for a safer ash pan.

frjeff
12-11-2012, 03:19 AM
Should I raise my ash pan off the drum bottom with a few bolt legs (air movement), or let it sit right on the drum bottom?
Have some space as the BPS charcoal basket ias up 5"+ from the bottom and the pizza pan is 2" high.

Salmonsmoker
12-11-2012, 07:59 AM
If you have the drum sitting directly on something, a little air movement under the ash catcher would keep the bottom cooler.

frjeff
12-11-2012, 08:22 AM
I added three bolt legs to the pan bottom and she sits perfectly beneath the charcoal basket.
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/frjeff/IMG_2013.jpg
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/frjeff/UDS.jpg

backbay2
12-11-2012, 10:16 AM
Looks good!! Also looks like you have a stash of future UDS' in the background........

scooter
12-11-2012, 10:38 AM
I used an 18" pizza pan I got off Amazon for $5 and used about $11 in nuts & bolts to attach it to the charcoal basket so when I pull the basket out, the ash comes with it. Used wing nuts on the bottom for quick disconnect. I have the same setup on my black drum but bought a 16" pan from Walmart for $4

http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/IMG_9592.jpg
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/IMG_9595.jpg
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx139/scsimpson/IMG_9593.jpg

frjeff
12-11-2012, 10:55 AM
Nice Scooter,

Question: What are the three angle brackets inside the fire basket?

frjeff
12-11-2012, 11:03 AM
I added three bolt legs to the pan bottom and she sits perfectly beneath the charcoal basket.
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/frjeff/IMG_2013.jpg
http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/frjeff/UDS.jpg

Actually, the stash is to be used as water fulled heat sinks inside a greenhouse I hope to build next Spring (unless they get used up for more UDS projects) :D

backbay2
12-11-2012, 11:17 AM
And now I know what a heat sink for a greenhouse is........ Thanks GOOGLE

Nafle
12-13-2012, 03:44 PM
Well ordered myself 5 pizza pans today in two different dimentions. :) thought one size for ashtray and one as heatdeflector (test different ways :) ) hope to get them tomorrow..


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scooter
12-13-2012, 06:25 PM
Nice Scooter,

Question: What are the three angle brackets inside the fire basket?

Here ya go.... http://www.drumsmoking.com/drum-smoking-lounge/265-high-temp-rocket-searing-eds-coal-basket.html