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Drilled Pipe Burners??

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by crackhead, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. crackhead

    crackhead Newbie

    Im getting ready to make my 55gal drum smoker/grill and want to run propane in the main box so I can broil if I want to.. I think my most economical way to do this is to make some drilled pipe burners.. I cant find anyone on the net that's made 'em before.. Anyone?? Help a brotha out here.. Im about to just start on blind faith..
  2. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not sure if this will help CH, but here is a thread were cajunsmoker turned his charcoal smoker into a propane burner.

    If not, I'm sure someone will chime in soon enough.Why don't you stop by ROLL CALL and introduce yourself so folks can say Hi.

  3. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heya, Crackhead!

    How 'bout you use some "repair" grill parts that are avaiable everywhere. You would be better off using a proper regulator and burners. Make sense?

    And git yerself up to Roll Call and let us all know a bit about you!

  4. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Crackhead (my son has a cat named crackhead[​IMG] ). If I wanted to do a drilled pipe burner I would go to the hardware store and get a Log Lighter bar. It is a piece of 3/8 or 1/2" steel pipe (ungalvanized) with an air shutter and orifice built in. The pipe is already drilled with the proper size holes in the correct amount and orientation. Make sure it is for LP not Nat gas.
  5. crackhead

    crackhead Newbie

    I originaly thought about a replacement burner, but thats no fun.. The log lighter bars are real close to what I need.. Im going to go check out a few fireplace places areound here and take alook a one.. The flames on those look real big, so I might have to make some sort of diffuser..
  6. crackhead

    crackhead Newbie

    So lets say that I use a replacement burner.. What would I use as a valve?? If I used a pipe burner or log starter, i would just use the regulator on my hose.. How would I do that with a burner.. I could prob figure it out, but I dont have one in front of me..
  7. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Two sources for a valve; Buy new or look around your neighborhood. There are literally thousands of perfectly good valve systems that get junked daily thanks to our throw away life style.

  8. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Man, I'd leave stuff like this to the people that know how big the holes should be, how much pressure, how much to choke air, etc. I don't like electricity and I don't like gas. I leave that stuff to people who are paid to know it. Store-bought burner, here I'd come!