[Clayart] Gas kiln and tank size question

Jim Bledsoe gamesbledsoe at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 14:37:53 UTC 2022


it will require replumbing to do this
turn the tanks over and use liquid supply to the burners
this was Paul Soldner's suggestion when i was faced with similar propane
freezing issues.

On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 12:59 PM Rob M <woodfire at gmail.com> wrote:

> I recently acquired a 13 cubic feet updraft kiln. It has 8 MR750 Venturi
> burners that initially ran on natural gas. I'm replacing the orifice size
> for propane.
> I'm clueless as to how much gas this will consume for cone 6 or ideally
> cone 10.
> Does anyone have experience or knowledge if two 100 pound cylinders linked
> together would be adequate, without freezing up with this puppy?
> Seems to be a shortage of 250 pound tanks in this area (central FL).
> I did read efficiency drops on a greater psi of the gas for these burners.
> So I would like to keep it low. 1 psi was 77,000 plus btu’s per burner.
> Thank you for the discussion.
> Followed the email list in the 90’s and beyond, even stopped in the NCECA
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> Robert
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