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Old 04-09-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried to make their own propane burner? i know it has the potential to be extremely dangerous, but I think that it might be worth a try.



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Old 04-09-2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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No, I havent considered it. Since my burner was $40 and works great, I'm not willing to take the chances of building one and blowing things up, including myself, in the process......

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Old 04-09-2010, 05:10 PM   #3
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I don't think its worth it. Burners are readily available and inexpensive. I know people that have built burners for forges. But that's because they are hard to find and expensive.
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:52 PM   #4
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I have built a couple that work well, what size and purpose were you needing a custom burner. Here are a couple shots of the new system burner and burning If you can weld stainless and have the 1" tubing it is not difficult to build, gas jet opening is 1/16", burner outlet holes are 3/32" spaced 45 degrees from top, holes in center are not a good idea as additional air is needed for complete gas combustion. The original burner had a third row of holes down the center and I welded them closed after testing. The fender washer in the center provides a 360 degree flame to light all arms at same time from single arm ignition.

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Old 04-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #5
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Thought about it until I saw this...

6" Cast Iron Burner - $9.99

Not the biggest but will do the job.

Looks like the same/similar burner used on the commonly used Bayou Classic SQ14.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by lackey2000 View Post
Thought about it until I saw this...

6" Cast Iron Burner - $9.99

Not the biggest but will do the job.

Looks like the same/similar burner used on the commonly used Bayou Classic SQ14.
Any more info on how you use this? Do you just place it on the ground?

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #7
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No, you have to mount it in something. a stand of some sort to hold the pot abiove the burner.
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