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Old 03-30-2016   #1
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Has anyone used the Tye Works Fire Pan?


Just curious if anyone has any real life experience of the Tye Works fire pan? It looks nice, but there is much for reviews on it out there. Here is a link...

Standard Light Weight Fire Pan by Tye Works | Tye Works LLC

I waffle between this one, something like the NRS/Cambridge one, the Adjust a Grill, and just making my own since I have all the tools to do it (but less time these days). I like the the looks of the Tye Works one since it comes with a lid and bag, which all the others seem to want you to upsell you on. We had the Adjust a Grill one on my last multi-day and it worked well but its also kind of flimsy and prone to warping...but I do like the price.

Thanks for your input.

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Old 03-30-2016   #2
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Have never heard of this brand until your post...thanks. I just ordered the fire pan and a hand wash station. Will be using them on a San Juan float at the end of April. I will let you know what I think after that!!

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Old 03-30-2016   #3
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I have the Tye Works pan, and recently took it on a few trips including The Grand. It was sufficient, but I did notice a couple things that could be improved upon. First, the lid became increasingly difficult to put on and take off, but that could partially be my fault for having some pretty ripping fires in the pan some nights. Secondly, I felt there needed to be a more secure way to attach the grill grate to the legs of the fire pan. Mine has a tendency to pull 1 of the 2 grill gate pegs half-way out of the leg, causing the grate to become unstable. This is really sketchy when you have a dozen ribeye steaks on day 10 of the Grand about to fall into the fire. I ended up using a vice grip to secure the grill grate into the leg. In all honesty, if I were to do it all over again I would spend a little more and get the Cambridge.

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Old 03-30-2016   #4
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Purchased lasted year and I've been pretty satisfied with my firepan. The big selling point is that it is light weight and that definitely makes a difference on single boat trips.

The construction on the grill is a little lighter than I'd like for Dutch oven use. The pins that hold the grill on are prone to bending. I'd also recommend painting with high temp paint per the instructions. I did a trip without painting and had a little rust after storage. Nothing big, just a reminder to get it painted.

If you are looking to save weight this is a great option. If you want a do everything heavy duty fire pan pay the extra for Cambridge.
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I looked at all of em last fall and went Cambridge-

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Old 03-31-2016   #6
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Anyone use one of these? I'm thinking about pulling the trigger:

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Old 03-31-2016   #7
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Originally Posted by mowgli View Post
Anyone use one of these? I'm thinking about pulling the trigger:

“Lighten up” Fire Pan XL | Whitewater Worthy

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He sent me a PM saying he will have them available in May, so there aren't any to test as far as I can tell. I do like the leg design since its seems like it would be sturdy. It has a similar design to the Tye Works one for the grill though.

Maybe he hasn't really started up so he hasn't started to look at this aspect of the business, but I'm not usually a fan of people circumnavigating the forum vendor system and sending stuff about their product to people asking about someone elses product.

As with the Tye Works one...I go back and forth on the whole "lightweight" think with a fire pan. It sounds great, but high heat and flat metal surfaces don't always play well and having a bit more thickness to the plate metal helps but drives up the weight too.

Thanks for the input from people so far...its definitely helpful.

edit: Looks like he is putting the competitors stuff through their paces and then some too...

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