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Currently Available Burners

(Note: Burners are listed in order of size, from smallest to largest.
See the product summary table at the bottom of the page.)

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Five Burners


3/8" Rocket Hand Torch

Rocket Hand torch
(The elbow, valve, and quick disconnect, do not come with the burner.)
Note on Quick Disconnects: Because all quick disconnects leak to a some degree, it is best to mount them some distance from the fire zone, not as shown above on my test jig. McMaster Carr is one source for quality quick disconnect couplers. Look at part numbers 53645K52 and 5315K46, and use good judgment. I recommend you discuss your application with the quick disconnect vendor to ensure safety.

dot The "Rocket Hand Torch" is a very compact little 3/8" bore burner. Its output is not as great as the other burners listed here, as is to be expected due to its smaller jet orifice and burner tube, but the flame is very intense, and would be an excellent tool for preheating, brazing, silver soldering, temper coloring, or heat treating. The output is much greater then might be expected from such a small burner, and is many times that of a hardware store disposable cylinder propane torch. There is just no comparison between the two. The "Rocket Hand Torch" is particularly useful for bench-top hand held applications, and is shown above set up for such use with a valve and male quick disconnect. Although it is not designed to be a forge burner, it certainly has the capability to heat a small forge to welding heat. The sliding choke and tuned nozzle give it a very broad, and very smoothly adjustable, output range of 0-60 psi. Used as a hand held torch, it will quickly pay for itself in the savings realized by not having to buy those expensive disposable propane cylinders for your hardware store torch any longer.

Gas Pressure Range: 0 to 30 psi
Stainless Steel Nozzle provided

Please see the Burner Price Sheet for current options, prices, and shipping.

Please see the Chamber Volumes vs. Burners page for further notes.


1/2" Shorty Burner

Shorty Burner

dot This is the second smallest burner I have available. The bore is 1/2" nominal diameter, but it has an output equivalent to, or exceeding, a standard 3/4" Reil or EZ burner. This burner is very useful for hand held "torch" operations, especially brazing, and is only 9" long, not counting the jet tube and its compression fitting. It was initially designed to be used with Ron Reil's Freon Tank Mini-Forge, as it completes the overall miniaturized package to produce a very portable but highly functional little forge. It should serve well in pipe forges up to 9" in diameter. This burner is recommended for any applications where compact size and big output are called for. It comes with its own specially designed stainless steel nozzle already installed. For more information on this burner please refer to the Shorty Page on Ron's web site.

Gas Pressure Range: 0 to 30 psi. Go to BTU Output Chart.

Please see the Burner Price Sheet for current options, prices, and shipping.

Please see the Chamber Volumes vs. Burners page for further notes.


3/4" T-Rex Burner

T-Rex Burner
T-Rex with sliding choke.

dot The "T-Rex" is my standard sized burner. It has a 3/4" diameter burner tube, so will fit any forge that is designed to be used with the Reil or EZ burners. It is the "workhorse" of my family of burners. Its length is 12" from tip of nozzle to back of intake chamber, not counting the jet tube or its compression fitting. The reason for designing the "Shorty Burner," listed above, was because the T-Rex burner was too hot for use in the Mini-Forge. It will damage the small chamber and shell over time. The T-Rex burner is most suited for a standard sized pipe forge, designed to use one or more Reil or EZ burners. You may discover that you can replace two Reil burners on your existing forge with one T-Rex burner, depending on the chamber volume you are heating. There is no question about achieving welding heat with this burner. The T-Rex, like all of this family of burners, has spectacular flame and temperature control, from a tiny candle flame output, to a roaring jet engine output. The T-Rex would also be a good choice to heat a small foundry furnace, or a gas fired heat treating oven, due to its exceptional temperature controllability. Contact Ron at (208) 462-4028 for heat treating oven information if you are interested in this kind of an application. For further information regarding the T-Rex burner please visit The T-Rex Page on Ron's site. Please visit the "Forge Welding - Jesus Hernandez Style" Web page to see what this burner is capable of.

Gas Pressure Range: 0 to 30 psi. Go to BTU Output Chart.

Please see the Burner Price Sheet for current options, prices, and shipping.

Please see the Chamber Volumes vs. Burners page for further notes.


1" Forge & Foundry Burner

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dot This is a unique burner, in that is has remarkable flame controllability. All of the burners are excellent in controllability, but the combination of dimensions in this particular burner model has resulted in a superbly controllable high output heating device. This burner is a little more noisy than the others above, but this is to be expected as its output is significantly greater also. This burner is recommended for large forges, or medium sized melting furnaces where melts of cast iron, brass, or bronze will not exceed a quart and a half in volume. For cast iron, probably a quart would be a better volume to insure reasonable melt times. The burner tube is 1" nominal, although the one I just measured was 1-1/16" in diameter. It is 16-1/2" long including nozzle. The gas pressure range is only limited by its ability to draw in enough air to balance the gas volume so a neutral fame can be obtained. The choke is a slider design, and the nozzle has a 1:12 tapered flare. Although this information describes the output of a 3/4" T-Rex, it applies to this burner as well, but at a significantly higher output level. Please visit the "Forge Welding - Jesus Hernandez Style" Web page.

Gas Pressure Range for the 1" Burner: 0 to 25 psi. Go to BTU Output Chart.

Please see the Burner Price Sheet for current options, prices, and shipping.

Please see the Chamber Volumes vs. Burners page for further notes.


1-1/4" Foundry & Kiln Burner

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dot The Foundry & Kiln burner is a very impressive burner, and one that is well suited to big heating jobs, such as large forges, medium to large melting furnaces, and kilns. It delivers the heat and controllability that will meet your heavy weight heating needs. This would also be a very good choice for rectangular bluing tanks, and stand-up circular bluing tanks that have a center heating and chimney penetration, much like a gas hot water heater...the best kind of bluing tank. It is very controllable, so would work well to bring up the bluing tank temperature quickly, and then it could be adjusted down to hold it at the desired temperature once achieved. It has an overall length of 18-3/4" including the nozzle, and a nominal diameter of 1-1/4" for the burner tube. This burner is hardly running when at 5-10 psi, and the choke is barely opened at that pressure when running a neutral flame. It has the oxygen intake capability to balance very high gas pressures while still maintaining a neutral flame. This burner may work well right up to the point where the gas velocity through the jet reaches 820 fps, or the speed of sound in propane...the fastest gas velocity through a jet that is possible, although I have not tested it to that ultimate end point. It comes with a slider design choke, and a 1:12 tapered & stepped burner nozzle.

dot This burner can be purchased with either of two nozzles, stainless steel or cast iron. The cast iron nozzle is intended only for testing, and to be used for a pattern to make a block-out to cast a nozzle shape into your refractory furnace wall. A cast in place nozzle is a far better alternative than a metal nozzle for this burner. The stainless steel nozzle will function at low heat/pressure settings, but will be damaged or destroyed at upper end gas pressures, where the cast in place refractory nozzle will handle the temperatures well if the right refractory is used.

dot Another issue that I must bring up regarding this burner is safety. This burner has a tremendous heat output, and could be dangerous in the hands of someone who is not familiar with working with equipment of this type and output. Due to the liability involved, I will require anyone who wishes to purchase one of these burners to provide a signed and notarized liability release to me prior to shipment of the burner. Please if you have any questions. I am sorry to have to require a liability release, but this burner is on a whole different plateau above the others I produce, and it could be very dangerous in the wrong hands. 

Gas Pressure Range: 0 to 23 psi. Go to BTU Output Chart.

Please see the Burner Price Sheet for current options, prices, and shipping.

Please see the Chamber Volumes vs. Burners page for further notes.


Product Summary Tables

Outputs given are net of the heat of vaporization in combustion products and net of combustion air induction losses. The normal operation range is shown (v(jet)=Mach 0.15—Mach 0.95). These burners will idle reliably at lower pressures and can be cranked up to somewhat higher pressures. Go to BTU Charts for more details.

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Special Note about Chokes

dot I have made one change in what I offer. I have now done enough testing of the burner and choke combinations that is has become clear that the "slider" design of choke is superior, due to the symmetrical and balanced intake air flow it affords, as compared to the swirling and off-side air flow the "revolving" choke causes. I am therefore no longer offering the revolving choke as a regularly stocked option. I can still make one for you, if you want this kind of choke, but you will need to contact me for a price quote for custom work. It will require special set-up and milling, so will not be cheap. All burners now come standard with sliding chokes.


 

Miscellaneous Supplies

dot In an attempt to meet your needs to a greater extent, I have expanded to carry some of the "more difficult to locate" supplies you may need when building a forge or furnace. I expect this section will expand with time.  Note that I have a few valves listed on the Burner Price Sheet page. If there is something specific that you would like to see listed here, please contact me with the information. Thank you.

dot HYB-UV: This IR reflective coating is used to dramatically increase the efficiency and temperature of your forge or furnace. HYB-UV has been custom formulated by a leading refractory maker exclusively for Hybridburners.com to have all the good qualities of ITC-100 but at a more reasonable price. One pint should be enough for a four burner forge, with some left over. Apply with paint brush using a "dabbing" motion. Be sure to pre-moisten all chamber surfaces with water using a spray bottle prior to applying this product.

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Rex


 

 
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