thinking about adding gas to my big oven

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olddude
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thinking about adding gas to my big oven

Post by olddude » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:43 pm

I've been looking around for a way to add gas to my big oven. I saw somewhere where people were using those propane tube heaters as a way to heat the oven. I was wondering if you could use something like this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/111855465722

I know you would have to modify it some but it would be less noise and it would do away with the big azzed vent pipe you have to use with the tube heater. I was thinking about enclosing three sides and making a heat exchanger box around it with a small fan to move the heat into the oven. The unit would sit on the outside of the oven, be insulated and piped into the oven with 6" flu pipe. It would still need to vent but it seems to me that the normal venting through the door would be enough to do the job. The back of the unit where the gas burner goes into the heater would be left open so that you could see the flame and to provide air to keep the flame going.

Anybody see this as a viable option? The heater is rated at 200,000 BTU.

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Re: thinking about adding gas to my big oven

Post by olddude » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:38 pm

Anybody???? Is anybody out there?

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Re: thinking about adding gas to my big oven

Post by BearFoot Industries » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:37 pm

First off how big is your oven? Lp/natural gas is just about always more efficient. Iv got a torpedo heater on my oven and also electric elements. Planning on running souly on a propane heater soon. Probably +350k btu heater.

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Re: thinking about adding gas to my big oven

Post by duke46 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:19 pm

The heater you are wanting to use will not work along with the way you are thinking about building your fire box. You need a heater that is an auto fire and uses 120 vac.

You do not see fire box builds or at least I have never seen one posted.

You need to re-think your build.
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Re: thinking about adding gas to my big oven

Post by BearFoot Industries » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:45 pm

To run that setup you would need a setup for a pilot flame, ignitor, and a flame sensor. Not including the two valves to control gas flow. And a way to control it all.

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