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#1 Glen Peters

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

I bought a propane burner and wondered whether it would be appropriate for a small raku kiln (modified 45Gal drum)

This burner is rated at 500,000 BTU/Hr. It was on sale for for $60.00 Cnd regular $80.00 And if 500,000 isn't enough I could buy two???

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:28 AM

More than large enough. Have fun!
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

Glen;
You probably want to get a regulator as well from your propane supplier. Looks like a gauge about 2 inches in diameter. Screws into your tank, then the hose comes from that. Might be reverse threaded so go easy with the wrench. I agree with Neil. Have fun.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

It's a go! Have fun. I set my regulators at 3.5 lbs. I fire with 2 burners but I have a large raku kiln. It is in my gallery.
I am having perfect weather for Raku at the moment.
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#5 Glen Peters

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

Thank you all

That burner is two inches. And I assume your saying that "one" burner should more than enough?

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:08 PM

Yes, that one is more than enough.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

500,000 BTUs is plenty. What size is your kiln and what materials? That is the only thing that would make a difference. If you have a huge raku kiln made out of straw (joking) or poor insulation material
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

It's a go! Have fun. I set my regulators at 3.5 lbs. I fire with 2 burners but I have a large raku kiln. It is in my gallery.
I am having perfect weather for Raku at the moment.
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Make sure the regulater is a high pressure regulator( usually 1 to 10 lbs pressure) not the type for a BBQ or fireplace.

#9 Glen Peters

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:57 AM


It's a go! Have fun. I set my regulators at 3.5 lbs. I fire with 2 burners but I have a large raku kiln. It is in my gallery.
I am having perfect weather for Raku at the moment.
Marcia

Marcia, I havent built one yet but I was kinda thinking a 45 gallon drum lined with fiber?




Make sure the regulater is a high pressure regulator( usually 1 to 10 lbs pressure) not the type for a BBQ or fireplace.


Ok Thanks!

#10 Glen Peters

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:17 PM

It's a go! Have fun. I set my regulators at 3.5 lbs. I fire with 2 burners but I have a large raku kiln. It is in my gallery.
I am having perfect weather for Raku at the moment.
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Hi Marcia

I'm having trouble sourcing a high pressure propane regulator... any ideas where I might find one? Yours has a gauge I assume?

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#11 Glen Peters

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:16 PM

Hi all

Regarding my burner question, I have been looking at regulators and wondered if I needed a gauge with it? This reg doesn't have a gauge but claims to be ajustable from 0 to 30, will it do the trick?
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

I would not get one without a gauge. I would look for one more like this example, but in lower pressure. Although this does state 0-70 psi I would be leary of one that had such a large range so fine .5 and .25 PSI adjustments may be hard.



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#13 Glen Peters

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:09 PM

I would not get one without a gauge. I would look for one more like this example, but in lower pressure. Although this does state 0-70 psi I would be leary of one that had such a large range so fine .5 and .25 PSI adjustments may be hard.

Thanks Brian I'm glad I asked!



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