View Full Version : Pics of new Park tank heater I'm building

April 03, 2002, 01:38
Several people have asked me when I'd be offering a heater for my tanks, so I thought I would show everyone what I've been working on.

16 inches tall by about 3 feet long. I put screw holes in the bottom cross braces so it can be mounted on a bench or table. No tip over.

The flame is about 12 inches long. I'm going to add some vertical 2 inch flat bars underneath the top angle irons to help distribute the heat to the ends of the tank.

A view of the gas valve, orifice body and burner tube. The screw in the burner tube disrupts the gas jet and helps mix the gas with air.

A shot of the flame spread across the bottom of the tank. I'll probably lower the top rails another inch for a wider spread.

It took about half an hour to get the tank up to around 225 degrees. A lid would probably cut the burn time in half.

It doesn't look like much compared to the beast I sold Faltitude, but it really cooks! Wad'ya think? :)

April 03, 2002, 01:57
That set up looks great, Jeff. I think you will sell all you can make. On another note, what would you charge to build me a SS park tank that measures 6x6x40 with a lid?
Keep up the good work.

April 03, 2002, 09:49

Good work, as usual...looks pretty sophisticated! :D

April 03, 2002, 17:40
Thanks Randy!
A tank that size would be $100.00-$110.00 depending on what gauge you want, etc. I'll e-mail you this evening. Maybe we could do a little bartering. ;)

Jim, ol' buddy! Thanks for the good word. If I get a little bit ahead of things I'd like to send one to you and have you do a real torture test on it. I'm looking at a different,SS burner tube that has twice the flame length, but it would up the cost another twenty bucks or so.

April 03, 2002, 19:39
Hey Jeff,
You know I'm just itching to quit smoking out the shop every time I fire up that ole camp stove.
All I need is the green light to fire off a paypal for one of those heaters! email me when you are set.


April 03, 2002, 19:44
So Jeff, how much, and when can I order one!?! :D

April 03, 2002, 21:13

This one is kind of promised to someone, but if he passes, you're the first in line. I'll send you an e-mail.


The price is going to be $150.00. That may go up or down a little, once I settle on which burner set up I'll use, material and labor, etc. I can build them for LP or Nat. gas. I think that I'll try to make them a little shorter, height-wise, as well. Shipping will be something like $20.00=$30.00. Same satisfaction garantee as my tanks. I can take orders right now, but these will obviously take a little longer to build that the tanks. Pre-paid orders will get priority.

Wright Brothers Gunsmiths
April 03, 2002, 21:42
Jeff, Mail call,twice!

April 04, 2002, 00:21

This one is yours if you want it.

Here are a few more pics of the orifice set up and the burner.


April 04, 2002, 00:44
OK, I give up. What liquid did you heat up to 225F?

April 04, 2002, 01:54
Water. What's your point?

April 04, 2002, 08:30
I win! I win! I win! Kewl beans, I fired an email off a minute ago. Thanks Jeff.


April 04, 2002, 08:48
OO,I want one of these when you get them ready!

April 04, 2002, 23:41
I hope to have a few more ready within the next couple of weeks. I'll post on the Marketplace forum.

April 05, 2002, 07:16
How much for the shoe?

April 05, 2002, 07:55
00, can I get just the burner, valves, hoses etc.. for propane ? I can build my own stand (in fact i'd have to I did my own tank and it's a bit wider than yours are) but would love one of your burners.

April 05, 2002, 20:05

Can do, but I'll have to order the burner. E-mail me with your complete list, and I'll get back to you with the prices.


I'm working on a web site that will have all my products listed on a shopping cart. When I get back to working steady I plan on carrying spare burners, orifices, valves, hoses, regulators, etc. I might even put together a do-it-youself kit as well. I'm also looking into different burner arrangements for different applications.

April 05, 2002, 21:00
That looks great Jeff! As always your work is first class :D

April 05, 2002, 21:13
Thanks Mike!

As a gunsmith I make a pretty good tin knocker! NYUK NYUK :rolleyes: :)