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deadcarp    Posted 05-06-2004 at 19:50:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got fire outa that confangled waste oil burner i posted about yesterday. Took me all day and i only made 2 mistakes. First off, i should have read the whole page - then i'd have known you don't HAVE to try for 80 psi. But the second mistake was worse yet - instead of .01 of an inch, i drilled the air hole to .10 ! Wondered why it blew clouds of fuel mist out the other end of my stovepipe section, and when it finally did light, i had a flame about 8 FEET long and it ws melting my pipe! But i got the straight scoop now - tomorrow's a better day already. Fun gadget! :)

Lazy Al    Posted 05-07-2004 at 04:53:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
So DC how are you getting this lite ? If you have a .01" hole it seems that wouldn't put to much of a demand on your air supply would it ?
If you had it blowing into a long pipe and let the heat build up that would make a good heater like one of those radiant heat systems . Keep us posted .
I don't know where you'd get a brass ball ,couldn't you use some thing else ? The fire would start away from the ball so it shouldn't even get hot .

deadcarp    Posted 05-07-2004 at 06:22:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lit? Well i'm lighting it with my trusty weed-burner (torch is currently outa fuel so i solder and everything with it) and once it gets roaring, the hot stovepipe seems to support the fire.
You're right about the ball - couldn't find a brass one so i necked-down a 2"/1 1/4" pipe adapter. gound off the seams and polished the outside, drilled the hole into sorta a ball section on a corner. Seems to create surface tension alright. Bruce is scrounging me a copper ball (toilet float) though. Tomorrow.:)

Al    Posted 05-07-2004 at 06:39:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
toilet float ??? Don't you think 80 lb pressure
would blow that all to hell ???
All you need it is on the front side so your 2in pipe set up should be OK .
So how much air is it useing ?

Fern(Mi)    Posted 05-07-2004 at 04:16:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not enough wire to wind this season, I still managed to make the last wire-winder' major change part. Got to finish one of thes days before the parts are lost.
However, I have been watching your quest for fire with great interest. Fearful for my own safety and burning my figers i shall leave you to your own devices.
Meanwhile, I and some of the multitudes would fel better if you were conducting these experiments from within a fireproof suit. Nothing as fancy as my barnyard tuvedo, just functional.
May I be one of the first to place an order when you go into patenting and manudfacturing these saw-dust squirting blow torches. I can see this devise used as a very effective paint remover.., ugh.., framing and all.
The best to you deadcarp and every safe success in experiments.

deadcarp    Posted 05-07-2004 at 06:28:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks fern and not to worry - if anything starts flashing flames or something i can always lean over & hunker down behind the big propane tank. Hee hee !!
Well see, if i ever get a nice glow going, that sawdust pile looks awfully tempting. Right now i have 4 versions of papercrete blocks drying, then i can subject them to various tortures. :)

Alias    Posted 05-07-2004 at 03:31:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC, if you keep trying these failed experiments, the folks might label you "THE WILEY COYOTE OF COUNTRY LIFE"............GFP

Clipper    Posted 05-07-2004 at 04:06:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC to WC on the handle change is all...:^)

WC?    Posted 05-07-2004 at 06:32:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wiley Carp? Naw, too ambitious - somebody might expect something of me. :) As it is, one guy wanted me to drive a new truck to hamilton iowa and bring back a trailer. Hey mama's warm & i'm retired here!

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