I'm looking at making a propane burner for a forge, and as best as I can
tell, most burner designs need up to 20 psi (at least, without a blower) to
work at full temp. I have a gas regulator for a turkey fryer, but I don't
know a whole lot about gas/regulators/propane and I'm guessing that a turkey
fryer would using nothing close to 15 or 20 psi. So, assuming that the
regulator I have won't work, where could I get a regulator that would work?
I'm looking for something cheap (very cheap, if possible), so I'm thinking
maybe a used regulator from a welding set-up (?). Is that what I should be
looking for, where would be the best place to find whatever it is I'm
looking for, and what else would I need to know? Also, I'll probably be
running the propane out of a threaded 1/8 in brass pipe nipple; is there
anything I would need to attach a propane hose to it that I couldn't find at
a hardware store? Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask all of these
questions, but I figured a bunch of welders would know more than most people
about regulators, even if it's for propane. Thanks for any help.
- posted 18 years ago