[Clayart] Gas kiln and tank size question

Terry Lazaroff terrylazaroff at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 18:54:02 UTC 2022


This sounds extremely dangerous.   

Terry

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> On Apr 27, 2022, at 2:18 PM, Jim Bledsoe <gamesbledsoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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
>> room cup exchange one year…
>> Robert
>> 
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