Gas bottle burner

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greyman
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Gas bottle burner

Post by greyman » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:35 pm

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Took me about 18 months to finish this.
Usually just weld a pipe on top like this,when I make them to sell.
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Put a baffle in this one which improved it no end no sparking embers now,and welded a lip on the inside of the door .
The top is removable,and got a few spares from work as its quite thin metal but does the job.
Found the galvanised spiral ducting to be a good cheap flue for outside use,just need an extra piece to send the smoke up higher.
Boils a kettle OK,not very quick but gets there.

featherstick
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Re: Gas bottle burner

Post by featherstick » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:30 am

That looks very smart indeed. Thanks for inspiration.

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Re: Gas bottle burner

Post by butterbean » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:12 am

any chance of a pic of the baffle, im in the middle of making 1, been fighting with the valve last weekend and am aware a baffle will be needed during the build, but cant seem to find a sketch online of where the opening should go when being put together.
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greyman
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Re: Gas bottle burner

Post by greyman » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:40 pm

butterbean wrote:any chance of a pic of the baffle, im in the middle of making 1, been fighting with the valve last weekend and am aware a baffle will be needed during the build, but cant seem to find a sketch online of where the opening should go when being put together.
Try and get a hold of a book called"wood stoves-and how to use them by Old Wick"
Good read,shows you a few ways on how to position your baffle.
I just sliced a bit off the front,seemed to work OK but think it needs some fire cement round it as there's a gap all the way round.
Tip if your struggling with the valve is to saw the valve off flush with the bottle with a hacksaw,its brass so there'll be no sparks. If you can't get into it hacksaw the guard/shroud that goes around it.

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Re: Gas bottle burner

Post by Hamradioop » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:16 pm

I believe the valve is a reverse thread to the normal.
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Re: Gas bottle burner

Post by featherstick » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:31 am

Hamradioop wrote:I believe the valve is a reverse thread to the normal.

Yep, Righty- Loosey, Lefty-Tighty, in this case.

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