gas bottle log burner (1 Viewer)

May 17, 2016
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There is quite a lot of videos on you tube of people making these out of old gas bottles so seen as I had an old flo-gas bottle out of the van and had recently bought a cheap plasma cutter I decided to give it a go.

So..... I started with one of these:
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Let the last of the gas run out before cutting of the collar and knocking the valve completely off. I then purged it for a few days to make sure it was safe. We have a big burning bin at work so I threw it in there for a bit, mainly to take the paint off.

Next up I used the plasma to cut out the door. Not used to this machine so wasn't the prettiest cut:
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I then cut out the valve section out on top and added a small bit of pipe. I also didn't like the original gas bottle stand so cut that off and added breather holes on the bottom:
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Made up some legs out of some flat bar and added my weld on hinge:
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Was tight for time here so made up a quick locking mechanism, gloves will still be needed to open and close when in use:
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Quick coat of stove paint and mothers christmas is sorted:
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monzer
May 17, 2016
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You forgot to mention the fire grate in the bottom pic....
Yeah that provided a bit of practice with the plasma cutter on some left over 4mm plate. Left over from the big scrap bins you can see in the background of some other pics actually.
 
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With mine I used the centre section from a Honda S2000 prop shaft for the chimney as they are very thin wall and a pair of con rods welded from chimney to fire box as supports and lifting handles etc. Get It really going and it chuffs and puffs just like a steam engine as I suppose the chimney flow is causing air flow in pulses

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