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    Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    OK my wife asked me to make her a patio gas burner so she can sit out on a cold night and read. I will weld up a mild steel frame and and sheet it in aluminum (bead roll- and air craft rivet it to the frame. She wants the type with the flame coming through broken/chips/round glass. I would make a reflector tray from stainless.
    Any kit recommendations? I looked online seems some kits are a little over the top. I'm not sure all I would need. I will look at the box stores on Friday. Any tips or direction would be great.
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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    Make your own burner drill pinholes in tube make a Venturi to mix air fuel with a low pressure regulator you can mix it for blue hot flames or orange cooler flames it's really fairly simple just reverse engineer a grill burner basically

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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    That is what I was thinking. I will have to look at the Venturi set up on a grill. I like the pipe idea it will last forever. I think the box stores sell regulators.
    Thanks man
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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    Basically just a bell with an orifice I like mig tips and something to close off or add air make a loop or an h of pipe stainless if you can drill pinholes cover with glass beads

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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    I just found a guy that uses a turkey fryer. Interesting idea
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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    The base of yours looks like this guys. Is that the correct idea? I like the idea of mig tips.
    Last edited by Reebs; 07-11-2019 at 10:17 PM.
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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    Mine are high pressure forge burners but the intake for air fuel should be about double the burner size and use very small orifice for gas the jet of gas draws in air be sure it's centered you may need to soldier the tip shut and drill with a torch tip drill

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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    1/8” holes should good for out door. I’ve got a propane burner build in this thread for my flat top cooker

    https://weldingweb.com/showthread.ph...top&highlight=
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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    Thanks guys
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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    Looks pretty simple. Am I missing anything From Tank to Regulator to Hose to Air mixer/Venture to Burner?
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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    They are quite inexpensive to buy. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Patio-Propa...kAAOSwSONcPHUG

    Punch in fire pit burner and there is a maze of them for sale on ebay and amazon. I do not know that it is worth making one. About 4 years ago I got one for my sons rusted out burner and I think I paid $59 for it on ebay. It took me about 15 minutes to install it in his fire pit .
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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    Hi Reebs, I made one using un annealed copper drilling 1/8" holes in it. I put it under water and it was pretty cool when the gas reached the surface and lit up from the pilot lite. Some gas escaped un burnt and left soot/smut tho. I took it out after a couple years because of the smut. It probly would have worked better if I woulda just bought something like thegary mentioned. I got my idea from a bar called the Fireside lounge in a casino called the Peppermill. As far as I know, it's still in use and it's pretty cool to see water on the fire.

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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    Quote Originally Posted by thegary View Post
    They are quite inexpensive to buy. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Patio-Propa...kAAOSwSONcPHUG

    Punch in fire pit burner and there is a maze of them for sale on ebay and amazon. I do not know that it is worth making one. About 4 years ago I got one for my sons rusted out burner and I think I paid $59 for it on ebay. It took me about 15 minutes to install it in his fire pit .
    propane?

    Just curious how long those propane tanks last on the propane fire pits. I could go through the BBQ size quickly just using my little coffee can forge.
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    Re: Advice: Building a Patio Propane Burner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    propane?

    Just curious how long those propane tanks last on the propane fire pits. I could go through the BBQ size quickly just using my little coffee can forge.
    The one I have will go through a 20 lb tank in about 6-8 hrs. They do use a lot of fuel but so does a regular fire pit. To keep a fire going for 6-8 hrs you would go through a lot of wood. It for sure is not cheap to have any kind of fire pit.

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