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  • Northweldor
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    Originally posted by Edclay View Post
    He hasn’t posted on the site since January 2016, but I will send a pm to him. It makes sense reading the instructions, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words! Thank you for your reply to this zombie thread, I have a large trailer pit that burn wood and or charcoal but I am trying to add exactly what this thread is describing. Anyone else that has pictures of their pipe burner please post them.
    Many come, get what they want. and go. That's what an open forum is all about.

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  • Edclay
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    He hasn’t posted on the site since January 2016, but I will send a pm to him. It makes sense reading the instructions, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words! Thank you for your reply to this zombie thread, I have a large trailer pit that burn wood and or charcoal but I am trying to add exactly what this thread is describing. Anyone else that has pictures of their pipe burner please post them.

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  • Northweldor
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    Originally posted by Edclay View Post
    i apologize in advance for resurrecting this post from the dead, I have read all 12 pages and have been trying to view the pictures from the original post but they are not visible. I am a brand new member, this is my first post. Thanks!
    This is a problem, since many posters post to their own photo sites. rather than the thread, which often makes information useless in a short period of time. Perhaps someone else that built can help you, or even the original poster, if you pm him,

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  • Edclay
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    i apologize in advance for resurrecting this post from the dead, I have read all 12 pages and have been trying to view the pictures from the original post but they are not visible. I am a brand new member, this is my first post. Thanks!

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  • mag1
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    This has been a helpful post. But, I have a question. I have built a pipe burner for my BBQ/smoker, it has about 24” of flame length. I have a regulator from an older gas grill, (propane), I built a 2”-1” venturi from a bell reducer. My pipe is Ø1” black pipe. I drilled holes slightly larger than 1/16, as I was breaking too many, and switched to a different style of bit. The holes are 3/8” to ½” apart, 2 rows.
    My question has to do with the length of the flames. I have nice blue flames, but they are only about 1” long. Is my orifice to small, or to large? It is drilled at a #54 (.055”). Do I need to make it bigger or smaller so I can get a longer flame?
    Thanks for any input/help on this.

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  • Northweldor
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    Originally posted by Coach Finn View Post
    First, i would like to thank everyone for the wealth of information that I have spent time reading...I have learned alot...but i got a few questions on where to start...
    I have a 120 gal tank that I am converting to a small cooker...I want to put to pipe burners in the bottom...
    What size ID/OD pipe should I use? 1"..1 1/4"...1 1/2" ?
    I want to cut slits with a portaband...thinking 1.5" apart? starting 8 inches from venturi?
    Also I want to use a venturi with an air adjust...also a valve to adjust gas flow...
    I guess bell reducers are the best way to go??
    any suggestions on sizes and parts for building something like this is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
    In other words...if this was your build how would you build the burners????I would like to build my own unit...being that custom prebuilt units are expensive and funds are limited....(family of five on 2 teachers salary...in NC mind you..hahaha)
    PICS ARE VERY HELPFUL....Thanks ya"ll for any help..Coach
    I think the reason that no one has replied is because all of your questions are answered in the previous 11 pages, or, are your choice.

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  • Coach Finn
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    Amateur pipe burner builder needs help

    First, i would like to thank everyone for the wealth of information that I have spent time reading...I have learned alot...but i got a few questions on where to start...
    I have a 120 gal tank that I am converting to a small cooker...I want to put to pipe burners in the bottom...
    What size ID/OD pipe should I use? 1"..1 1/4"...1 1/2" ?
    I want to cut slits with a portaband...thinking 1.5" apart? starting 8 inches from venturi?
    Also I want to use a venturi with an air adjust...also a valve to adjust gas flow...
    I guess bell reducers are the best way to go??
    any suggestions on sizes and parts for building something like this is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
    In other words...if this was your build how would you build the burners????I would like to build my own unit...being that custom prebuilt units are expensive and funds are limited....(family of five on 2 teachers salary...in NC mind you..hahaha)
    PICS ARE VERY HELPFUL....Thanks ya"ll for any help..Coach

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  • Northweldor
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    Excellent job, and turned out very professionally!

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  • misfit138
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    It is now complete

    Just finished it up the other day a cooked 4 pork butts on and they came out great.
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  • misfit138
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    well I have put a adjustable regulator on and it has seemed to make a big differance, not sure of how much pressure i have because i have not gotten a gage yet. I have gotten a lot done in the past week or so. I did a test burn and worked great. I have two adjustable ports on either end and I am thinking that i need 1 or 2 more either on the front or the back or both. I hit 600 degrees with no problem and then had it throttled back to about 225 to 250 steady for about an hour. I still have to make drip pan and catch box to the outside into a bucket for grease/oil. Also need to make draw box for wood chips to smoke, set up igniter and figure out a way to hold lid up any ideas would be helpfull, make some stacks sandblast and paint. Im sure ill add a few more little things. Hopefully gonna test it out in the next couple of weeks. I just posted some pics of where i am at now. I mounted wheels, made new control valve manifold, and cut and mounted the bbq grate/grill area and added small work area on left side with intagrated handle for moving around. I would like to thank everyone who has posted to this thread. Any ideas are much appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Northweldor
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    Originally posted by misfit138 View Post
    Hello

    New to the forum but have been surfing it for awhile now getting some nice info. A little about me. Im a machinist and welder by trade for the past 15 years. Im in the process of making a pig roaster out of a 275 gallon oil tank, which is comming out pretty nice so far. I have been working on the pie burner which is made from 1.500 I.D tube, burn length is about 52 inches long and the OAL length is 65 long, there are 2 rows of 0.090 dia holes drilled 0.500 apart. I just today finished the one to test and seemed to work ok but not enough pressure as my flame length is about 0.500 tops but nice and blue. I an using a standard bbq regulater which i though and is my problem. Any advice on one would be helpful. I machined the venturi out of 3.000 O.D x 1.000 I.D DOM with a 30 degree pitch to hopefully get the gas air mix nice. Here are some pics.What do you think. Any opinions.
    Your problem is probably what you diagnose, and an adjustable regulator might solve it. However, if your air intake is not adjustable as well, you might end up with longer fuel-rich flames and little increase in heat out-put. Another approach might be to use an adjustable regulator to feed two (or more) of these burners, which have an efficient flame proven.

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  • urch55
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    Misfit,
    Your low flame might be because you have too many holes and too close together. Even tho I looks good from here.....You did a nice job....


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  • misfit138
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    Thanks for the help.

    Hello

    New to the forum but have been surfing it for awhile now getting some nice info. A little about me. Im a machinist and welder by trade for the past 15 years. Im in the process of making a pig roaster out of a 275 gallon oil tank, which is comming out pretty nice so far. I have been working on the pie burner which is made from 1.500 I.D tube, burn length is about 52 inches long and the OAL length is 65 long, there are 2 rows of 0.090 dia holes drilled 0.500 apart. I just today finished the one to test and seemed to work ok but not enough pressure as my flame length is about 0.500 tops but nice and blue. I an using a standard bbq regulater which i though and is my problem. Any advice on one would be helpful. I machined the venturi out of 3.000 O.D x 1.000 I.D DOM with a 30 degree pitch to hopefully get the gas air mix nice. Here are some pics.What do you think. Any opinions.

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  • cj06
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    Originally posted by upgrader View Post
    I built the pipe burner with sawzall cuts every 1.5 inches and using high pressure reg. with a venturi mixer. I turn on propane and go through the pressures high and low with a lighter moving onto a couple of the cuts. The flame is being pushed up by the air inside but no constant flame. The pipe is 5' long. I even change the air intake size when trying different pressures. The reason I joined this site is because this post has been going on since 2007 and is full of knowledge. Hope someone is still looking here to help. I forgot to mention the pipe size is 1.25 OD and 1'' ID. I finally got a flame 2 days later but it doesn't leave the pipe.

    sounds to me that you are not getting enough gas !
    what size of orifice do you have , and what kind of regulator do you have ?

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