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BTU recomendation for burner to melt lead

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by maclellan1911, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Looking for a burner. Have a large cast iron pot I would say 3 gallons. How many BTU would be enough.
     
  2. plinker61

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    i got a dual 30,000 btu burner camp stove(designed for dutch ovens)from dicks for $100.nice heavy commercial style burners,heavy tube frame,dual controls,ive had 200+ lbs on it at a time, and it was solid as a rock,i use 2, 8 qt cast iron dutch ovens (harbor freight,$18.ea),with 100 lbs in each. unit is made by camp chef,i was using a turkey fryer stand but it was not fast enough,dual burners doubled my production , mark
     
  3. maclellan1911

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    thank you
     
  4. ricks1

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    one thing that helps alot is to contain the heat depends on size of you pot a steel 5 gal paint or thinner can with the ends cut out works good keeps the heat all around the melt i have a gas fired duel burner for sale stands about 5 in off floor will take $ 30 +shipping it weighs about 20lb can get a pic if you want email me thanks rick
     
  5. zinger

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    we cut the tops off old propane tanks that you can't fill anymore. Fill with soapy water and let sit before cutting.
     
  6. ricks1

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    have that double burner can send pic to email rick
     
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