Burner choices

Discussion in 'The Forge' started by verndahl, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. MotoMike

    MotoMike New Member

    Wow, I bet it hotter than a two dollar pistol at 35psi. I think their btu chart stops around 30.
     
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  2. verndahl

    verndahl AKA tintin

    I there any safety consideration for getting a certain length of hose? Think five feet would be enough?
     
  3. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    You don't want the bottle to be too close to the flame, and you don't want to have a tripping hazard. That's about it in terms of safety consideration. I think mine is about 5 feet.
     
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  4. 32t

    32t Member

    I like the height that the one of Charlies is mounted at. I don't remember the length of the hose but a 5' hose would be plenty short for that.

    Off hand I don't know if pressure drop would be a factor from a 5 to 10' hose with a lower pressure regulator.
     
  5. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    The hose on that one wasn't terribly long iirc.
    The problem with longer lengths, is that you can easily create a tripping hazard, or get a situation where something hot may fall on the hose or so. And that would be bad for everyone involved.
     
  6. verndahl

    verndahl AKA tintin

    I found this one that meets the 30 psi requirement and has a stainless covered hose. Seemed like a good idea.
     
  7. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, that'll work perfectly. My regulator was sold separately I just bought braided rubber hose for home gas appliance use. The pressure rating was good enough.
     
  8. MotoMike

    MotoMike New Member

    Ooh getting anxious to see your build TinTin! mine is a 5 footer. I could just set the bottle down and not have it in the way or too close to the forge. Now that I have switched to using 100 pound tanks, it is perfect.
     
  9. verndahl

    verndahl AKA tintin

    I am getting anxious to get it done too. hopefully in less than a month, sometimes projects move kind of slowly for me.(too many irons in the fire )( pun intended.)
     
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