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ryan cassidy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24 10 9:02 pm    Post subject: What Propane Connections are needed? Reply with quote

All,

I'm having a tough time figuring this out. I can find some of the parts I need, but for some reason I'm not confident I have located everything I need.

I'm adding two propane burners to my smoker. The question is, based on the picture below, what parts do I need?



I'm thinking I need the following:

1 Low Pressure Regulator
2 six inch, low pressure burners


Here is where I get stuck though. I get general gas connections and all (t's, unions etc), but how do I control the flow to the log lighter and or the propane burners? Are there control knobs I can get for the propane burners or should I use a shut off valve (butterfly valve type)

Any help would be appreciated!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24 10 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may want to check if low pressure will cut it.
If you plan on cooking in small pans only it may work,
but anything larger may take for ever to heat up.
Turkey fryers/fish fryers are high pressure.I use high
pressure with a ball valve before the burner.
My burners are used to heat the cooker.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24 10 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tejassmokers.com/

Has what you need. Nice people to deal with too.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24 10 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah - I don't plan on doing any fish frying etc. Normal Pans etc. Basically like you would use a normal stove at home. That's good to know the limitations though. If I did both High, can I still use normal pans etc on them?

So I'll put in a few ball valves to control the flow. Sounds easy enough Smile

Thanks for the link to tejassmokers, I've seen his site before, but he's very proud of his stuff Sad I was looking at these.

http://www.agrisupply.com/product.asp?pn=40282&sid=&eid=

http://www.agrisupply.com/product.asp?pn=36107&sid=&eid=

I was figuring I'd use black pipe to run the lines from front to back etc.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24 10 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slapouts recent build had what looked to be the proper and nice looking connections. Might stop by his thread for additional info.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25 10 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep.. That's the thread I was looking for. So it makes a little more sense for me now. Just a couple of valves to control flame. Ok, next is to finalize a way to mount the propane tank to the trailer. I like the simplicity of slapouts, might just copy that as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25 10 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ryan cassidy wrote:
Yeah - I don't plan on doing any fish frying etc. Normal Pans etc. Basically like you would use a normal stove at home. That's good to know the limitations though. If I did both High, can I still use normal pans etc on them?

So I'll put in a few ball valves to control the flow. Sounds easy enough Smile

Thanks for the link to tejassmokers, I've seen his site before, but he's very proud of his stuff Sad I was looking at these.

http://www.agrisupply.com/product.asp?pn=40282&sid=&eid=

http://www.agrisupply.com/product.asp?pn=36107&sid=&eid=

I was figuring I'd use black pipe to run the lines from front to back etc.

Cheers
Ryan

I bought their HP burners and I love 'em. 3 as a matter of fact. One for the fish cooker and 2 for the trailer I am gonna build this summer, for a double burner grate or grill.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25 10 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The high pressure burners I bought are the same ones they sell at Academy and I used needle valves instead of ball valves. Not sure it really makes a difference on the valves. I got the remainder of the gas fittings at Lowe's. I would highly recommend the high pressure burners just "in-case". You're high pressure regulator should also have a control knob on it so you can still cook on low pressure. I always keep this quote in mind "It's better to have and not need than to need and not have". Good luck with your build.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25 10 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ryan cassidy wrote:

Thanks for the link to tejassmokers, I've seen his site before, but he's very proud of his stuff Sad


FWIW they had the cheapest log lighter I could find on-line.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25 10 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah.. LP log lighters are tough to find sometimes. But ironically enough, your local Ace Hardware should carry them. I saw them yesterday when I was there, didn't check the prices though, I'd bet it was under $20 bucks though.

You can make them cheap too. Just drill a bunch of 1/8" holes in some 1/2" black pipe, Cap it at one end and a union on the other that you weld to the firebox.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03 10 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI - I made my own log lighter - but Ace Hardware as LP ones for $12 each in store. Saw it last night getting a propane fill.

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