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pauldub

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Posted: 05/23/20 07:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After using my weed burner for a while with my 2 gallon tank, it really starts slowing down. The liquid propane has to vaporize to burn it and in doing so it cools the tank which then slows down the vaporization. The higher the consumption, the bigger the tank you need. You'd be much better off to have a 1 or 2 gallon tank for your backup.

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MitchF150 wrote:

My propane fire pit manual said it's about 8 hours on a full 20lb tank at full flame.

I just turn it up until the flame is going good and that's only about 2 full turns on the little knob thingy.. It will turn about 10 times more, but does not produce any more flame, so I just stick to the couple of turns..

Lasts me several hours during the evenings for a long weekend trip, using it every night I'm running it, but I do think it is about 8 hours of total time on a cylinder, as I also use it for the Coleman 2 burner stove and after a long weekend, it's almost empty.. I go thru one of those little screw in propane things pretty fast on just the camp stove.. I'd think it would last maybe and hour or less on the fire pit??

But, I do like it when we have our burn bans! I have people coming over during those times and wondering how I have a "fire" going and I just point to the propane tank and the pit and they back off thinking I was actually burning wood... ha, ha...

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Hi Ford truck guy.. It's a "Fire Dancer". I got it around 10+ years ago and is a nice compact unit. The lid you see in my pic screws on like an old air cleaner would on an old V8 with a carb on it and you can haul it around easily.

It has it's own regulator and valve. You can set it really low or full on. Throws off some good heat too, so even under the awning, on a chilly night, you get heat from it and lets you stay out a bit longer. Then, when you are ready to retire, just turn it off, pop the lid on and go to bed!

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Can't imagine having a campfire without smoke in your face no matter where you sit around it. Smoke is a requirement.


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We have one, a camp chef model I think. Based on how much fuel it uses I doubt you'd get more than a few minutes on a small bottle. We get about 6-8 hrs on a 20 lb bottle. Based on the math, it's less than 30 mins per pound - probably closer to 15 minutes.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Just curious how long do they run on a 20lb tank?

If you don't have a home grown supply, firewood at parks is crazy expensive. It's nothing to see $10 even $20 for a small bundle.



The manufacturer says about 8 hrs (50,000 btu) on high and about 13 hrs (32,000 btu) on low. But that is probably in some sort of ideal lab setting.

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Not a recommendation and not a response to the OP's post
But i had to go to Wal*mart today (only they carry what I wanted)

They had a display of TABLE TOP Propane fire pits.
And a radio next to me just farkled. Will ahve to fix (Take me about 2 minutes software issue).


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MitchF150 wrote:

Hi Ford truck guy.. It's a "Fire Dancer". I got it around 10+ years ago and is a nice compact unit. The lid you see in my pic screws on like an old air cleaner would on an old V8 with a carb on it and you can haul it around easily.

It has it's own regulator and valve. You can set it really low or full on. Throws off some good heat too, so even under the awning, on a chilly night, you get heat from it and lets you stay out a bit longer. Then, when you are ready to retire, just turn it off, pop the lid on and go to bed!

Mitch
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Thanks Mitch...Gonna check them out for sure

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