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Old 03-25-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm looking for some ideas on how to block the wind from my propane burner. I was test driving my new hurricane burner today and had some issues. First was an intense burning smell which I guess was paint. It stopped after a while. I was able to get a blue flame with orange tips only when the wind was relatively calm. When a gust would come, the flame blew around of coarse but when it recovered it was bright orange all over. I have tried using my trash cans, grill, and even stacking some cement blocks. Can anyone give me some advice on how to use my new burner properly and some ideas on wind shields? Cheers!

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Old 03-25-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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Aluminum flashing. Super cheap, very effective, and you can cut it with good scissors. With the roofing supplies at the hardware store, probably in a roll. Here's how I worked that:

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I have a card table,just pop out two of the legs,put it on its side and its a windbreak.

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Aluminum flashing. Super cheap, very effective, and you can cut it with good scissors. With the roofing supplies at the hardware store, probably in a roll. Here's how I worked that:
+1 this is what I use. I bet you can come up with it cheap from a siding company. That's where I got mine
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steel shelving and twist ties....

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I used a complete sheild I made from a roll of galvanized metal to go around the burner. The only trouble with this was that the heat eventually warped the rubber hose where it connects the nozzle for the burner. This caused a leak and subsequent fire at the connection. I had to shut down the burner to repair the leak in order to continue my boil.

Now I just leave it alone and sheild the whole burner with plywood placed a nice distance away.

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Took me about 5 minutes to do this on a windy day, I used wing nut to remove it when I was done. It worked so well, its still there today, and is a permanent fixture now!
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That sheild for the hose would have been nice on my setup. Hindsight is wonderful.

Nice setup enderwig

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:47 PM   #10
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Update: I bought some aluminum flashing...this stuff is awesome. The best part (not counting the uninterrupted flame) is that it doesn't conduct heat very well. As soon as I turn the flame off I can move the flashing. Thanks guys!

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