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Old 04-26-2015   #1
 
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The Fire Side/Pan discussion. Again

Gotta give this a thread a redo. I scored this fire pan in a rocket box system yesterday by pure accident. I'm curious about how legit you all think the two piece pan is.









I was grabbing a few rocket boxes at the Idaho Whitewater Assoc. Gear swap yesterday for $15 ea.. Good deal. Inside one of them was this complete set up. I'm thinking Sahweet deal for $15. The pan measures 15 x24" (360sq in.) with a 2.5" over lap and a three inch lip. Plenty sturdy for three fully loaded dutch ovens. I have not weighed it but definitely lighter than my old lrg cambridge pan. The over lapping two part pan segments fit quite snug together but im not sure how "legal" this is. When the whole set is in the can there is still room for a ten inch dutch or tools etc... Whatcha think??

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Nice score. I cant speak for the legality of it but it is definitely cool. A little heavier pan where the two halves slide together so it could be picked up as one piece would be an easy fab up and likely solve any problems at the launch inspection if there were any.
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Nice score. I cant speak for the legality of it but it is definitely cool. A little heavier pan where the two halves slide together so it could be picked up as one piece would be an easy fab up and likely solve any problems at the launch inspection if there were any.
Like a half inch lip/slot that the smaller pan bottom slides into? Im thinking a small pair of vice grips in the can fixes all. But then I am a bit of a getto style engineer.
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I have used the same two piece pan on the GC, San Juan, MFS, MS, Green for years. It meets both the area and lip height requirements of the various fire pan gestapos. That height-off-the-ground gizmo in your kit takes care of that requirement. I welded 1/2" nuts to the bottom of my pan and use 4X1/2 carriage bolts to do the same thing. The only add you might consider is adding the required fire blanket into the kit and you are good to go.
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How many square inches is it when set up and how tall are the sides? With a fire blanket underneath and heavy aluminum foil to line it I'd think you're good to go.
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How many square inches is it when set up and how tall are the sides? With a fire blanket underneath and heavy aluminum foil to line it I'd think you're good to go.
340 sqr inches. 3 inch deep. I already use a fire blanket.

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Great score, it meets and exceeds regulation requirements.


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If it works and meets requirements I say use it. I am a consumate tinkerer and gear junkie so I over think and over build pretty much all my gear, I cant help myself.
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Cool Beans! I've been needing a pan to replace my old two ton rust monster. Thanks for the insights.

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my old two ton rust monster.
Hey, I've got one of those!

Your new pan looks nice and like there's plenty of room to put charcoal or fire tools in the box with it.

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