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hank
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USA
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Posted - 09/04/2008 :  18:04:42  Show Profile
PoPoQ,

Glad to see things worked out and that my little contribution helped in some way. I took your info and added it to my Journal on Pipe Burners..
Thanks for your Input !

Hank


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hank
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USA
159 Posts

Posted - 09/04/2008 :  18:08:39  Show Profile
PoPoQ,

What was your Spacing Between the Burner Ports (Cuts) ?? Just to add to my Notes.. Also, do you have a NICE BLUE Flame and does it ignite at the First Hole and then Travel down the length of the Pipe ??

Thanks Again,

Hank

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g8trwood
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  17:04:20  Show Profile
I used 3/4 inch spacing between the cuts. I made the cuts the depth of the bandsaw blade, 1/2". Nice blue flame that runs right down the pipe. I do get orange tips when on high. I tried the next size bigger drill bit I had and it is too much gas, orange flames. I could probably use the next size smaller (bur) if I had any. On my next burner, I am going to tap the orafice tube to fit my mig tips, I figure I can try the .030, .045 and .063 and see how that works.

PoPoQ, Put some pig in your mouth and a smile on our face.

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hank
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USA
159 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2008 :  21:11:43  Show Profile
G8trwood,

Do your Orifice's screw into the Venturi ??? I've been seaching for Blank Orifices; but have not been able to locate any on the Web. I'll send an E-mail to the Cajun Shoppe and Tejas Smokers and see what they say. I'll post their response. The Yellow may be in the Mixer Air/Gas Mix and the Orifice Hole Size. Yellow is normally an Improper combination. Thanks for sharing the info. Have any Pictures you can Post ?? That would be GREAT !!!

Also, what is your Pipe Length and the Flame Length ??? That would be nice to know.

Thanks

Hank

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Edited by - hank on 09/06/2008 22:59:51
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hank
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USA
159 Posts

Posted - 09/07/2008 :  14:54:10  Show Profile
Here are the Specs of the Tejas Smokers Log Lighter:

Log lighter pipe / gas assist with brass adapter (to fit a LPG hose)

The LPG gas log lighter pipe will save you a half hour every time you start your logs. Simply turn on the gas from your propane tank and light the log lighter, wait a few minutes, and the logs are in flames.

This procedure also eliminates the need for using charcoal and smelly charcoal lighter fluid.

The Natural Gas version is available at the same price by request.

This unit also works well as a gas assist for maintaining a constant temperature in a pit when you don't want to use wood logs or charcoal.

A relatively small flame will maintain the pit at 225 degrees (or higher).

The log lighter pipe itself, not including the cast iron Venturi (gas/air mixing chamber) is 16 1/4" long.

Measuring from the end of the Venturi closest to the pipe, there is 4 1/4" of just pipe before the first hole.

Then a series of holes continue for 10 1/2".

Measuring from the last hole there is 1 1/2" of just pipe to the end of the unit.

It all adds up to 16 1/4" of pipe length.

The venturi (gas/air mixing chamber) is 3 1/4" long.

The entire log lighter is 18 1/2" long.

Output: 30,000 BTU

Breakdown:

Pipe Length: 16.25" Long
Leading Blank Pipe: 4.25
Ending Blank Pipe: 1.5"
Flame Length: 10.50"
Burner Hole Size: @ 1/8"
Burner Hole Spacing: 3/4"
Pipe Type: Black Steel

I just ordered the 1504 today and will Update the Hole Size and spacing when it arrives. The 1502 comes with a Hose and Regulator.

Pipe Arrived Today.

The 1504/1502 Log Lighters use a HIGH PRESSURE Regulator.

Here's a Picture of the 1504

http://www.tejassmokers.com/images/l_2040_loglighter_view_1.jpg

Hank


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Edited by - hank on 09/11/2008 14:34:42
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bigred77
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USA
16 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2008 :  09:16:28  Show Profile
Hank,
Whats the diameter of that pipe?

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hank
Member

USA
159 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2008 :  12:07:02  Show Profile
Bigred,

Not sure. From the Pictues it looks like 1/2". I've sent an e-mail to the folks at Tejas; but nothing yet. I need that info also and will pass it along when I get it. When mine arrives, I'll figure out the Burner Hole Size and let you know that too.

Hank

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Chas
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879 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2008 :  12:42:19  Show Profile
Hank
The first slot should be approx 10 inches from the air mixer. Then 3/4 inch apart. I have been building pipe burners for years from sch 40 pipe. I recently built ss pipe burners.Rember to remove the burners every year for cleaning.

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hank
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USA
159 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2008 :  12:58:46  Show Profile
Chas,

What's your opinion on Black Steel Pipe ?? I agree that the Pipe Burner should be mounted so that it can be removed for Cleaning and Replacement if required. The reason for this thread is to give options and infomation. I am no expert, I'm just doing the research so people can do it Safely.

Thanks for your input

Hank

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Chas
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879 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2008 :  06:20:54  Show Profile
Any pipe burner made from black steel, will becombe rusty on the inside and on the outside. The holes/slots will become rusty and the rust will reduce the width of the slot. I remove mine every year, clean the slots and jar the pipe, this loosens the interior rust, then I hold the pipe burner in a vertical position allowing the loosened rust to be discharged from the open end of the burner tube. I use use ss at times to avoid the interior rust, but this expensive.

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hank
Member

USA
159 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2008 :  07:42:30  Show Profile
Here's a Link to the Smoke Ring where they are discussing Pipe Burners / Log Lighters. Interesting Pictures and show examples about placing the Venturi (Air/Gas Mixer) outside the Smoker.

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14179&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Hank

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hank
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USA
159 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2008 :  11:10:44  Show Profile
Here's another Tidbit of Information about the ACME Type 1 propane tank connector and Regulators. There are 3 different types (Colors). These are Right Hand connectors that alway you to hookup your Regulator to the Propane Tank without a wrench.

BLUE Up to 70,000 BTU
GREEN Up to 200,000 BTU
RED Up to 500,000 BTU

As far as Regulators go, there is NO Industry Standard for the regulator color. Some, but not all, have High or Low Pressure stamped or molded into the metal.

Hank

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hank
Member

USA
159 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2008 :  16:21:43  Show Profile
Got the Log Lighter from http://www.tejassomkers.com Model 1504

Had to lower the Fire Box Grate to about 3" from the Bottom. MAN, what a difference. Heated up the Cooking Chamber in no time. I modified the Fire Box grate so that it can be used if the Log Lighter is not used. Seems the Grate level makes a HUGH Difference in the Heat Distribution of the Horizontal Smoker. Could not get the Temps because I'm in the process of moving the Tel-Tru's to Grate Level...

I'll post some picture soon with the Log Lighter and the Grate..

Hank

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Edited by - hank on 09/14/2008 19:13:40
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