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Heat Gun...Max Capability?
The lowest gauge is the pressure. It reads pressure below the perf plate.

Using the plate to increase pressure in the furnace area is my own personal preference. For me, it makes for a less 'bouncy' bean mass.

It also allows for increased control of how the airstream is routed thru the heat element/ liner.

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Sorry, I wasn't very clear. I don't calculate lift....the gauge reads it for me.
In this fairly low pressure case, pressure is measured in 'inches of water lift'
In a much higher scenario, we'd likely measure pressure 'pounds per square inch'


Cheap, and worth every penny! -Scott
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That's the ticket! (top-mount) -Scott
Yup, both threads represent the same machine.
'Max capability' was the initial build.
'HRO Edition' is a group effort to improve the original design.
I can't measure directly today, the machine is in transit.
Here's a pic shown previously. It shows the original strainer to a trimmed down one that has been installed. The drain opening would be somewhere about 1.5"

I would check a restaurant supply for the shaker. Given their size and lack of decoration seems like a foodservice thing.
Good luck. -Scott
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Steampunk? Well, not really. With no Victorian elements whatsoever...that's a stretch.
So, I'm stickin' with 'Neo-Steampunk'

Here's a decent shot from mid 2011.

Next step for this thing is a matching cyclonic separator.
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So, I'm looking to convert this thing to propane, and I'm weighing 2 differant possibilities for fuel delivery.
One is the small propane bottle(Thanks Dan) and regulator that come with a table-top grill. It has the potential to deliver 12,000 btu. (I would also be using the fuel tip)

The other option would be a basic hand held blow torch....cannabilized as needed.

However, I am unclear as to whether or not those things have a regulator ....or is it just bottle-pressure?

Additionally , I saw no BTU ratings. My gut tells me some would be hot enough for the job, but some insight would be helpful. Thanks -Scott
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New element has arrived, it is larger. How snug can i fit it inside a steel pipe? (1 1/2" ) Is there a risk of arcing?

Hey Scott!
I'm new to the forum and I am in the process of planning and getting parts to build a similar fluid bed. I just received what I believe to be the same element you used here (master 30312) and I have the same issue, it's bigger than I expected and doesn't fit my current design. I'd love to know how you reaolved this. Did you use a larger pipe or reconfigure the structure of the element? Ive learned a ton from your posts here as well as your other comments throughout the forum so thanks for all the good info!

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