Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-07-2008, 08:54 AM   #29
Rivet Master
 
SilverRanger's Avatar
 
2005 19' Safari
1968 24' Tradewind
Rural , Delaware
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,475
"SRanger- I looked at those jet burners- too localized a flame, I'm guessing they may be a little noisy."

I only used the regulator/valve/hose from the weed torch, and hooked it to the turkey cooker burner (the ony part that wasn't damaged) which has a much wider flame. Not noisy at all, just a low hiss. Can't wait to see how your project works out. I hope you'll post pictures.
__________________

__________________
2005 Bambi
1968 Trade Wind
2007 Ford F250 4x4 Crew
WDCU
SilverRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 11:28 AM   #30
4 Rivet Member
 
sander17's Avatar
 
1996 28' Excella
Okemos , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 305
Images: 42
Thumbs up LOX tank

Quote:
Originally Posted by doorgunner
I'm still looking for ideas!! "propane and propane related accessories!"
The best campfires have two main ingredients: a source of fuel and a large liquid oxygen tank. Yee-Haa!
__________________

__________________
Dave
Okemos, MI
T.V.:'05 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Quad Cab Cummins
AIR#2276
sander17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 01:33 PM   #31
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
This thread has had me thinkin and it is scary when you get a hillbilly thinkin. If you use the burner from a turkey fryer. Mount that in the bottom of the wash drum and then some vermiculite... those fryer burners throw out some serious flame, all that gas bubbling up through the vermiculite should be nice. If you really want to set it off put three of them in there run three hoses and three tanks. Maybe some thirty or forty pound propane tanks. Big fire for sure. turkey fryers and gas logs are easy yard sale finds, this should cost like $7.25. Plenty of cash left over for more beer
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 08:31 PM   #32
Rivet Master
 
TinShack's Avatar

 
2005 28' Safari S/O
Paradise , California
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,438
Images: 28
Everybody gather around doorgunner's new gas firepit...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_0520.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	102.0 KB
ID:	60057  
__________________
Steve
"THE OLDER I GET, THE BETTER I WAS"
TinShack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 05:14 AM   #33
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
I don't think that is big enough for him...
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 08:04 PM   #34
INSANITY CENTRAL
 
doorgunner's Avatar
 
1986 32' Excella
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Citrus Heights , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,105
Images: 35
Progress

Well some of you asked for updates- So I've picked up a 35" fire ring thing at half off at the local grocery store. Well actually Linda Lu snagged it.
Then I got the burner, 24" diameter with a 12" dia, inner ring. 32 holes on the outer ring 16 on the inner ring and 3 holes in the each of the 4 in between arms, hole size "41. Now I need to come up with some sort of mixer to induce air into the system. But just for grins I may go direct drive just for experimentation purposes only.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	sink 015.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	405.3 KB
ID:	62382   Click image for larger version

Name:	sink 016.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	475.2 KB
ID:	62383  

__________________


www.popasmoke.com




Proud Appellation American





Vine View Heights is now closed.

YETI ( 65 Quart )

IGLOO (Ice Cube, 50 Quart )
doorgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 09:39 PM   #35
Rivet Master
 
richinny's Avatar
 
2011 34' Classic
Westchester Cty.NY , / Miami FL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,122
what???? no nitrous oxide?!!
__________________
Ricky
2012 F150 Super Crew 5-1/2' bed Ecoboost 4x4 3.73 elec. lock diff. Propride hitch
give life. kidney & pancreas transplant 9/9/06
Ingrid-my unofficial '"World's Oldest Streamer" 1909-2008 R.I.P.
richinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 10:58 PM   #36
Rivet Master
 
FreshAir's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Placerville , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,327
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by doorgunner View Post
Well some of you asked for updates- So I've picked up a 35" fire ring thing at half off at the local grocery store. Well actually Linda Lu snagged it.
Then I got the burner, 24" diameter with a 12" dia, inner ring. 32 holes on the outer ring 16 on the inner ring and 3 holes in the each of the 4 in between arms, hole size "41. Now I need to come up with some sort of mixer to induce air into the system. But just for grins I may go direct drive just for experimentation purposes only.
PROPANE FIRE PIT!! That looks to be the beginings of a serious bonfire! Hopefully when I see a red glow to the southwest of us that it will be you and not another forest fire........do grapes burn??
Neil.

PS. Will that fire ring drive up the price of propane!
__________________
Neil and Lynn Holman
FreshAir #12407

Avatar;
Kirk Creek, Big Sur, Ca. coast.

1966 Trade Wind

1971 Buick Centurion convertible
455 cid

1969 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight
455 cid
FreshAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 11:30 PM   #37
Rivet Master
 
Fyrzowt's Avatar
 
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
Quote:
Will that fire ring drive up the price of propane!
Only if he augers out all of the holes to "up" the BTUs...which he probably will...

Looks great Tim, keep the updates coming as you tweak it.
__________________
AIR #15800

"Wimpy" 1/2 ton 2002 GMC Sierra 4X4 Z-71 Gasser
2000 Safari SS 25'
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 10:05 AM   #38
INSANITY CENTRAL
 
doorgunner's Avatar
 
1986 32' Excella
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Citrus Heights , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,105
Images: 35
I'm almost ready to fire it up, BTU of 1,690,000.
We'll see what happens.
__________________


www.popasmoke.com




Proud Appellation American





Vine View Heights is now closed.

YETI ( 65 Quart )

IGLOO (Ice Cube, 50 Quart )
doorgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 01:23 PM   #39
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
i'm gonna back away from the screen for this and put on the welders shades...

s'mores ne1?

cheers
2air'
__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 03:42 PM   #40
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,326
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Strap it to the rear of the Ambassador and you'll reach a low earth orbit
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2008, 03:47 PM   #41
New Member
 
2008 27' International CCD FB
2005 18' Westphalia
Bonney Lake , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArtStream View Post
The "sand stuff" is Vermiculite" I've seen it sold in bulk in the outdoor grill section of Home Depot.

Hope this info helps with the project!

Michael
so i made my own firepit using the outdoor wood firepits you can buy from walmart and sweating some fire rings together using 1/2" copper tubing and solder. then drilling really small holes on top of the rings every 2". i loosely covered the element i made with lava rock but it doesn't keep the flame off the element itself. i noticed you all talking about vermiculite but the only stuff i can find at homedepot is the consistency of sand. is that the stuff i need to pour over top of the element? any suggestions are greatly appreciated. thanks.
__________________
conner1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2008, 06:43 PM   #42
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by conner1976 View Post
...i noticed you all talking about vermiculite but the only stuff i can find at homedepot is the consistency of sand...
hi conner'

wouldn't ya just know it there, is a vermiculite INSTITUTE ? no kidding!

http://www.vermiculiteinstitute.org/

the product size used in the fire dancer is closer to LENTILS than sand...

larger than saw dust, smaller than wood chips, about like uncooked rolled oats...

i think this is called "expanded" vermiculite.

it does break down with friction and become more powder/sand like.

there is a picture at the BOTTOM of this link, the MIDDLE one is your objective.

http://www.vermiculite.net/

of course there is no scale in the picture for sizing but think 1/4 inch size...

cheers
2air'
__________________

__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Portable fire pits. Boondocker Boondocking 56 09-30-2011 05:07 PM
Oh, no! Fire!! fabofabo Our Community 6 10-22-2007 07:01 PM
No fire extinguisher? Kistler Our Community 5 09-18-2007 06:53 PM
Pits in my polish! Oh my!!! AirHeadRik Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 6 05-18-2005 07:49 PM
Fridge Fire!! jjonesnc Refrigerators 15 04-26-2004 03:44 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.