I am trying to set up a Stuart no. 504 boiler: I bought a new old stock model over eBay, which came with the usual spirit burner, but I should prefer to use a large ceramic gas burner.
I have located a supplier of ceramic gas burners, but I am a little unclear on exactly what parts/accessories are required to set up a complete gas firing system.
I know that one needs, at minimum, a burner, a gas cylinder, a valve, and some pipes to connect them all. What I do not know is whether one needs a gas jet in addition to the ceramic burner, or what sort of cylinder is best to use; I imagine that using disposable cylinders would be better, but where can one get decently sized disposable cylinders, and what kind of adaptor does one need for them? Do I need any other fittings or accessories to make the whole system work?
Any thoughts/information would be greatly appreciated :-)
I contacted Forest Classics and got a prompt reply. Below is my question and their answer:
I am enquiring what the set up is when using a ceramic burner.
For my contemplated use (a 1/3 scale Improved Rider hot air engine), I would be using a BIX 001 size burner. Is this connected as supplied directly to the gas tank or are there any other requirements?
Any help in sorting this out would be much appreciated.
Hello David, You would need a pipe with jetholder and a jet www.forest-classics.co.uk/pipes.htm Also a gas refill adapter would be needed to fill the tank www.forest-classics.co.uk/bix%20019.htm This screws onto your disposable gas can of 70% butane 30% propane that you can get in any DIY shop. The pipe length would be the one that suits your requirements and I would suggest a no 8 jet. This set up including the tank would be all you need. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need any further information. Best regards Phil.
So James, I hope this answers your question as well as mine!
Aww Ron, you gave the secret away,Tain't rocket science but if he'd picked upon James' postings on the images heading of this section, the burner saga might have been fully appreciated with reams of good advice. Ain't tinternet wonderful? ;D Regards Ian