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Small Simple Burner ?

Discussion in 'Forges, Ovens, Kilns, & Salt Pots' started by Olivier L'Heureux, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Olivier L'Heureux

    Olivier L'Heureux New Member

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    Hi there!

    I've come to a point where my small MAP torch is just not giving enought heat for my projetcts
    So... I would like to built a small and efficient propane burner
    i've found several plans like this one : http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-build-a-gas-forge-burner/
    And they seems simple enough, except that I can't seems to find the black iron fittings that I need
    Even online I have trouble finding them in Quebec, canada... When I find black iron it is simply not the rigth dimension

    Do you know if there is parts available at RONA, Canadian Tire, Homedepot that I can use?

    Thanks a lot!

    Olivier
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi Olivier,

    The burner by Grant Thompson


    is probably the easiest one I've seen. Although not the most efficient, it will give you the heat you need for a bigger projects.
    All the parts should be available at Home Depot or Can Tire except the 1-1/2" reducer. Call a plumbing or gas supplier place for those.
    I ordered all my fittings from McMaster-Carr, but that was back when the dollar was at par with USD. Not even close today.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Dan
     
  3. Olivier L'Heureux

    Olivier L'Heureux New Member

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    Yeah, i've seen this desing. The problem for me is the threading : I dont have any column drill or tap to make the threading... so buying the tools will increase the cost considerably

    The instructable I posted use a brass nipple that goes all the way trought the black iron bell, so I could just use a small pipe at the bigger end of the reducer to tighten everything

    And I dont know why but I have a big trouble finding everything in one bloody store : I would have to get the black iron parts in HomeHardware, the brass fittings ordered from Lowe's canada, the propane regulator and hose from Amazon... all and all it would cost me around 100$ (15$ black iron, 30$ brass with shipping, 45$ propane regulator). Is it normal?

    Also, I just found this on Ebay http://www.ebay.ca/sch/pirkimaspardavimas2012/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
    Would you recommand their forges? their burner?
     
  4. ToddR

    ToddR Active Member

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    I find that Home Hardware is a good place. Especially the small town ones. The guy in our small town has been there forever and he stocks all kinds of different stuff. His basement, while unorganized, is full of wire, pipe, old tools, fittings ... you name it. He keeps every piece of pipe and fitting he ever sees. If you live near or in a small town, I'd checkout Home Hardware. I was surprised at how much mine carried.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    And just about anything online or in the catalog they will order in for you. I have had my local Home Hardware bring in items that weren't in stock. Usually next day they give me a call.

    Dan
     
  6. Steve98

    Steve98 New Member

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    I am an advocate of the "Frosty" T-Burner:

    http://www.blacksmither.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/T-Burner-Directions-finished-1.pdf

    I made a 1/2" version and it does great in my small (~120cu-in) forge. Easy to make. You will still need to drill and tap one hole though. Well, two including the mig tip holder.

    Regarding the fittings: Life gets easy if you just go to a professional plumbing/hvac store. You will have some in your area - they are basically like a service desk and you tell the guy what you want, and he goes and grabs it in the back. Worst case, call a local plumber and ask him where a good supply shop is.

    I did my research using McMaster Carr, then went to my local industrial supply to actually buy.
     
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