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Hot Tube Burner Flame poor

Jerry Toews

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Last Subscription Date
01/22/2020
I am having trouble getting a good hot flame on the hot tube on a small Flickinger Gas Engine. I am using a bbq grill regulator on a propane bottle. Is that the correct pressure? If I open the valve on the feed line to the nozzle it blows the flame away from the burner. Do I need more air inlet around the base of the hot tube?? Any suggestions will be welcome. THANKS a bunch
 

Heins

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Last Subscription Date
01/02/2020
If you increase the diameter of the pipe after the propane comes out before the propane mixes with air, it will slow the propane down.
 

Dwayne Fuller

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Last Subscription Date
07/10/2019
Jerry, on my Webster inverted, I ran the hot tube burner on tank pressure and used the bbq regulator for the carb.
 

DieselAddicted

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Last Subscription Date
07/15/2019
I had fits trying to get my Myrick Eclipse running with various BBQ regulators as I wanted to keep the OEM single feed set up. At the suggestion of somebody here I adapted an Acetylene regulator to the propane tank and set the pressure at 1 Lb and it works great. I still needed an accumulator to even out the needs of the engine but the adjustable regulator was the key to making it all go.
 

Jerry Toews

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Last Subscription Date
01/22/2020
THANKS for ALL your replies. It was most helpful. Now I have a good strong flame that makes the tube red quite easily. The orfice I was using was threaded 1/4 inch male and I put a bell reducer from 1/4 to 3/8 and drilled 7 quarter inch holes around the bell reducer to give more air where the propane was coming out the pilot and then using 3/8 inch pipe to the chimney and it all works well as it should. THANKS again for ALL your tips and suggestions!!! It was all most helpful, THANKS, jerry
 
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