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    New "Torpedo" Burner design for melting and furnace heating.

    Been mucking around again putting some ideas into reality and came up with a new design for a burner that seems to run very well on gas as well as the waste oil I designed it for.
    I made this one a straight through design mainly for packaging/ setup ease. It works well as a burner for something like a furnace or could be used as a giant blowtorch for heating for breaking down scrap etc. This one is decieving in the amount of heat it puts out. I didn't think it was producing near the KW it was until I noticed the oil consumption. The short, quiet flame is a lot different to my other designs and even though I designed this unit to have a conservative ( for me) output, it cranks out the heat amazingly well.





    Its a pretty straight forward construction and lights up easily and burns very clean thanks to the excess air design. It's also a bit quieter than a lot of other burners I have built and that could be improved upon but simply lengthening the burner casing.
    This is the how to build vid and I'll follow up with more footage of it in operation.

    I'm very pleased with this design and I'm going to do another but in a larger version for some truly ridicilous output and metal separation ability. :0)

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    Love the safety "message" Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Quote Originally Posted by miked View Post
    Love the safety "message" Mike
    YEah, It gets a bit old when every 2nd comment is some twerp that's never got their hands dirty doing a thing themselves lecturing you on "safety" like you are the inept moron. Those little messages and tips give the competent viewers a laugh and have largely put the saftey zealots in their place and moved them on to annoy someone else.

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    I have put the initial fire up vid of the burner up Here:

    Thought these may have been of more interest to scrappers but it seems melting metal causes problems.
    I was wondering though, how would you go if you heated the metal enough to just break it up easily to seperate the steel but still had the chunks retaining their original shape for the most part or at leas being recognisable. ?
    Would that make things easier for breaking stuff down and with teh scrap yards.

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