Discussion in 'The Forge' started by verndahl, Oct 1, 2018.
Wow, I bet it hotter than a two dollar pistol at 35psi. I think their btu chart stops around 30.
I there any safety consideration for getting a certain length of hose? Think five feet would be enough?
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.
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.
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.
I found this one that meets the 30 psi requirement and has a stainless covered hose. Seemed like a good idea.
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.
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.
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.)