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06-05-2009, 01:59 PM #1
Making propane torch
Anybody know where to find information on making propane torches?
Im thinking about modifying a and existing torch or making new, also thinking of making a torch with multiply flames and bent for more rapid production of annealing brass for personal use.
06-05-2009, 02:29 PM #2
Search for "homemade propane torch". There are several sites detailing construction and modification of the "Ron Reil" burner.
I made a 2-burner forge a few years ago. Works great.
06-05-2009, 02:53 PM #3
You can also get just the burner heads from companys like siviet and add them to your own manifolds.
06-05-2009, 02:54 PM #4
06-05-2009, 05:01 PM #5
The Reil EZ burner is just that. Cheap, too.
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06-05-2009, 06:52 PM #6
Neat! Not to hijack the thread, but does anybody know if there are any on-line plans to machine a glass working burner? The nice ones are way out of my price range, but it's more complex because oxygen is involved.
06-12-2009, 08:50 AM #7
06-12-2009, 09:25 AM #8
I think this design is easier to build, and much more flexible on the gas tips (tweeko mig tips) and adjustment of the tip location, than the Reil.
06-12-2009, 11:41 AM #9
06-12-2009, 01:52 PM #10
If you want to pursue this, send me a PM so we don't clutter up this thread.
06-13-2009, 04:37 PM #11
06-13-2009, 06:44 PM #12
In the glass tube sealers and flame polishers I mentioned above, we used a shoe matching the radius of the wheel with a rubber strip glued to the inside of the shoe. The tubes rolled against it and made one rotation when they had traveled a distance equal to their circumference. Also, if the cartridges don't have big rims or too much taper, you can load them horizontally in a hopper and have them drop into notches in the wheel, pass by the flame, then drop off into a bin. You can scoop them off with a ramp to avoid a drop that might dent the mouths.
06-16-2009, 01:45 PM #13
I just finished making a propane burner. I modified the Oliver upwind propane burner to be straight line, with a 6 foot handle. As he suggested, used a #57 drill for the orface, but drilled into an 1/8 pipe cap.
The regulator is my acetylene regulator with the output fitting changed to a male flair fitting to mate with the LP hose.
Sorry, no pictures, but check out www.backyardmetalcasting.com/oliverburner1.html
06-16-2009, 10:56 PM #14
(no offence intended, stuck in China, grumpy from jet lag )
06-17-2009, 11:14 AM #15
keith porter design type
I made a couple of Keith Porter design burners that have a relatively high efficiency compared to the usual pipe fitting designs.
I uploaded 2 pics that I have handy. The first is the burner, but does not have the sleeve that slides over the ports to adjust the airflow and is missing the flare on the end of the tube. The second is a pic of the accelerator tube that increases the flow of the gas stream.