Same burner used for the HobbyMelter™ furnaces!
For those who have asked to buy only the burner for their own furnace or forge, here it is!
This is the same propane burner burner used for the HobbyMelter™ furnaces and kits. It will even work in certain blacksmith forge designs and small kilns (please determine for yourself if this burner is correct for that). You can build your own burner from instructions online, but if you can't or just prefer to buy, here's your chance.
The burner does not require any blower because it is of the "self-aspirated" or "atmospheric" type. In other words the high pressure jet of propane gas sucks in the necessary air for combustion.
This also means that it requires a high pressure regulator. The regulators used for a propane barbecue grill are low pressure and will not work. High pressure regulators are available in welding supply stores, some restaurant supply stores and online. You'll of course also need to provide the propane tank and hose. This burner functions over a range of gas pressures from about 5 to 20 PSI.
Click this link to download a PDF file of the burner's user manual.
This burner is not recommended for use outside of the furnace, forge or kiln. I have it outside of the furnace in the photo to clearly show the flame. To use the burner outside of an enclosed chamber (such as a metalcasting furnace) a flare is required on the tip of the burner. The flare is the tapered section that the flame exits out of in the photo. Just like the flared tip of a propane soldering torch, this flared area keeps the flame from blowing out. Some blacksmith forges and kilns with spacious internal volume will require the use of a flare to maintain ignition. Most foundry furnaces do not require them.
Flares can be rolled from sheetmetal (like the one in the photo) forged from pipe, or purchased.
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This burner is not for sale to minors. Use of this burner involves danger from extreme heat. Such high temperatures could result in injury, loss of life or property damage. Burns and unwanted fires may result especially from careless usage. Safety precautions should ALWAYS be followed. You are responsible for using this burner safely and keeping the burner in safe working order. Use of this burner is at your own risk. Neither the manufacturer, the seller nor anyone affiliated with the manufacturer or the seller is responsible for any damage or injuries, no matter how minor or major that may result from the proper or improper use of this burner and related items. By purchasing this burner the buyer agrees to the above terms and to be solely responsible for his or her usage and the usage of anyone who uses this burner with or without the buyer's consent. If you do not agree to these terms DO NOT buy this burner. Propane gas can accumulate and ignite explosively when used incorrectly. Propane fumes can cause suffocation from inhaling them. If you have any questions about properly using or storing propane or other fuel gasses contact your nearest gas distributor. Safety should ALWAYS come first!
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