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gerald65
Moss Bluff, LA
Member since Jul 2020
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re: Outdoor Kitchen Question: Built in burner for boiling crawfish
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This is is the burner I am considering.

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I could not find on their web site what gas there burners are designed to use.... but I bet it is propane. If so, natural gas will not work to boil seafood.

Even it the burner is "modified" to burn natural gas, instead of putting out 60,000 BTU/hr it would be reduced to less than 15,000 BTU/hr.


Unobtanium
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Outdoor Kitchen Question: Built in burner for boiling crawfish
Per Operating Manual, burner can be set up for natural gas or propane.

I have a pot boiler, burner is rated at ~150,000 BTU/hr. Uses natural gas @ 6" water column pressure (standard pressure for residential use). A little slower than propane, but I never run out of fuel. So I have to laugh when people say NG can't boil a big pot of water. It's all about proper burner sizing and volume.



gerald65
Moss Bluff, LA
Member since Jul 2020
46 posts

re: Outdoor Kitchen Question: Built in burner for boiling crawfish
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Per Operating Manual, burner can be set up for natural gas or propane.

I have a pot boiler, burner is rated at ~150,000 BTU/hr. Uses natural gas @ 6" water column pressure (standard pressure for residential use). A little slower than propane, but I never run out of fuel. So I have to laugh when people say NG can't boil a big pot of water. It's all about proper burner sizing and volume.


I agree with you.
I checked some data on propane vs Natural gas. I was somewhat off in what I remembered [almost 50 years ago when I worked in a refinery]. Natural gas has a little less than 1/2 the energy [I said it was about 1/4] of propane.

Glad to see that this burner can be converted to run on natural gas. But.... you can still only get just so much cubic feet of gas to come out of the burner. And if that mixture of gas has less energy.... it will not boil a pot of water as fast as propane. And, as stated by some posters, the difference is not that much.

I am not a fan of the "JET" burners for two reasons. First they are very loud. Second, they are less efficient and burn a lot more fuel because the fuel and air are not mixed before it comes out of the burner.
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ItsBernie
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Louisiana
Member since May 2019
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re: Outdoor Kitchen Question: Built in burner for boiling crawfish
Lsujunky

You can buy just those burners from Goodwood Hardware. I have been wanting to do this for my house since I already have a natural gas quick disconnect on my patio. I just do not know if my line is big enough.


kengel2
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re: Outdoor Kitchen Question: Built in burner for boiling crawfish
Do you have hot water out there? If so, just fill the pot with hot water and it gets pretty close to the same time.



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lsujunky
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re: Outdoor Kitchen Question: Built in burner for boiling crawfish
Well me and Michael had several phone conversations about the gas line, burner and if a longer hose could be doable I wasn’t going to go shop around.


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gejoto
Member since Feb 2021
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re: Outdoor Kitchen Question: Built in burner for boiling crawfish
Junky,

Did you finish installing this setup? Interested to see how it came out.


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