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    I need to build a BBQ grill from a 50 gallon drum.
    Before I start wandering all over the internet I thought I'd ask if anyone knows of any linx to info on burner construction.
    Pipe size, orifice size and spacing, where to purchase valves, etc,
    TIA
    Chuck U&R

  • #2
    BBQ grill

    I would try to find a local dealer who sells grill and pit parts.

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    • #3
      Re: BBQ Grill

      Originally posted by Chuck U&R
      I need to build a BBQ grill from a 50 gallon drum.
      Before I start wandering all over the internet I thought I'd ask if anyone knows of any linx to info on burner construction.
      Pipe size, orifice size and spacing, where to purchase valves, etc,
      TIA
      Chuck U&R
      Suggest using a sawzall to cut the drum....many have tried to torch it, only to end up as coffin filler....that is if they can find enough of them to fill it. In some drums even the coating is explosive....be advised, and be safe.

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      • #4
        Local propane dealer should have parts. Large building supply stores such as Lowes will also sell parts.
        He is BBQ board that will help and try to talk you into building or buying better BBQ.

        http://www.bbqpits.com/kloseboard/wwwboard.html

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        • #5
          Here are a few links to get you started:

          * Burners and propane supply. Love the folding design on his cooker.

          http://www.cajunshoppe.com/index.htm

          * Lincoln web site with basic grill plans:
          http://www.lincolnelectric.com/knowl...ontent/bbq.asp

          * Interesting design for a smoker.

          http://home.bellsouth.net/p/s/commun...upid=11798&ck=
          Duke

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          • #6
            One more link about propane burners. This is a site that has instructions etc about propane and burners.

            http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/index.html
            Duke

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            • #7
              Grill

              Thanx to all those who replied.
              What I have in mind is very similar to the Lincoln project.
              The drum, frame, shelf and all that is easy enough.
              Here's the tough part - I want to build my own burners.
              I know it can be done !
              I want to run 4 'circuits' front left, front right, rear left & rear right.
              What I'm looking for is design info that tells me what size pipe to use for a given length. What drill size to drill the orifices and how far apart.
              Given that a standard 20# propane bottle pushes Xpsi there should be a chart or formula available to achieve whatever BTUs
              you require.
              Any engineers out there ?
              Thanx again.
              Chuck U&R

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              • #8
                Chuck,

                Let me know what you find. I am interested in a similar project.
                Todd Eldridge
                [email protected]
                Newbie Hobby Welder

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                • #9
                  Propane Burners

                  Not having a lot of luck, but I haven't given up yet.
                  I may have to cheat. Go to the store and do some measuring.

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                  • #10
                    why go gas? Charcoal is the only way to Q!
                    Art is dangerous!
                    www.PiedmontIronworks.com

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                    • #11
                      I think the propane tank needs to go thru a pressure regulator before it enters the burner. Look at anything ran off of an LP tank and somewhere in the system will be a regulator. If you don't your going to end up with a cutting torch vs a grill. The LP is pressurized but at the sort of pressure it's at, it would burn holes at whatever is was close to(cook the food awfully quick though).

                      Look around for some Propane and Propane accesories

                      Ryan

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                      • #12
                        propane regulators

                        ryanevans

                        Of course you're right.
                        I'll need 4 for what I'm intending.
                        I'm sure they're readily available.

                        ChadRat

                        This cooker is for a 'fraternal organization'.
                        We sometimes need to cook like 50 burgers at a time quickly.

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                        • #13
                          Chuck,

                          You will need only one regulator and four valves, or one valve for all four burners.
                          Todd Eldridge
                          [email protected]
                          Newbie Hobby Welder

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                          • #14
                            propane burners

                            Srubrn- Thanx
                            I'm learning more everyday !
                            1 regulator and 4 valves !!!




                            burner - l burner - l
                            l l
                            burner l burner l
                            l l l l
                            tank----regulator---valve-----valve-----valve-----valve

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                            • #15
                              It should go tank, regulator, manifold then to your four valves for each of your four burners.
                              Todd Eldridge
                              [email protected]
                              Newbie Hobby Welder

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