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[*] posted on 31-5-2021 at 21:18
Cheapest Bunsen burner substitute


What’s the cheapest burner that will screw onto one of those green propane tanks,

I see some burners on YouTube, but don’t know if they connect to the particular can

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-Propane-16-oz-Camping-Sto...
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[*] posted on 31-5-2021 at 21:45


Use these.


  • The torches are all over the internet.
  • The cans are highly standardised and available from hardware stores and camping stores.
  • There are no other cans that look similar with which they can be confused.
  • They are cheap.
  • You get to control the flame quite easily.
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    [*] posted on 1-6-2021 at 08:33


    Nah,

    I’m looking for something I can heat up a pot with.
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    [*] posted on 1-6-2021 at 08:39


    Something that will hook up to one of these tanks, but for cheap, preferably ultralight — “that uses one of these tanks!”


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/353479176163?epid=710146852&has...

    [Edited on 6/1/2021 by Yttrium2]
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    [*] posted on 1-6-2021 at 08:44


    Something that uses camping propane cylinders and can heat up a pot? You're looking for a camping stove.



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    [*] posted on 1-6-2021 at 08:50


    Yes, something like this, that is cheaper, and isn’t tippy that will work on the same kind of Coleman’ propane canister

    https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Bottle-Propane-Stove-Green/dp...

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    [*] posted on 1-6-2021 at 10:30


    I find this a bit frustrating just reading the threads you start some times Yttrium2.

    You want a camp stove, but not tippy = better built. You want it cheaper... And better built... And won't look. Yo, go to a second hand store and find the 80-100$ job for 20$ then.

    It can't be faster better cheaper just because you ask someone else.

    High quality = high cost... Unless someone doesn't want it >>> thrift store
    Low quality = sometimes low cost, because it up to you to be discerning, not buy crap.


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    [*] posted on 1-6-2021 at 11:13


    By god, I wish someone would just donate him something, its not like he can ever decide for anything on his own :o
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    [*] posted on 1-6-2021 at 11:43


    I saw a product on eBay and didn’t see if it connects to the particular propane canister, that I was regarding.

    To heck with it,


    Dad had one of these in the camp gear, I gave it away, but now will likely be purchasing another one.


    https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Bottle-Propane-Stove-Green/dp...


    Does anyone know if a torch can heat up a pot of oil, or if a wider flame is better?


    Is there a product that can open up to heat large areas, or hone in to do small areas?


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    [*] posted on 1-6-2021 at 11:44


    Sorry for the inconvenience
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    [*] posted on 2-6-2021 at 04:44


    A second hand bunsen is practically free, get a cheap butane cilinder and you are done.
    Doesn't get much cheaper than that.
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    [*] posted on 2-6-2021 at 05:14


    I am using a cheap burner from hardware store and propane cans. However, I am using it mostly for some glass work (ampoules, cutting) and melting point tests.

    For other purposes I am using electrical devices as they are much more compatible with flammable substances.
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    [*] posted on 2-6-2021 at 05:33


    You want one of these. Cheap in nasty, but throws the heat out. powered by cheap gas refills.

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    [*] posted on 2-6-2021 at 08:32


    Bunsen burners can be used for fixing cracked flasks, blowing glass, and heating up pots of water right? Multifaceted uses. Seems to be the winner? Correct?
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    [*] posted on 2-6-2021 at 08:34


    Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  
    By god, I wish someone would just donate him something, its not like he can ever decide for anything on his own :o



    How about knowledge!
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    [*] posted on 2-6-2021 at 08:48


    Quote: Originally posted by Yttrium2  
    Bunsen burners can be used for fixing cracked flasks, blowing glass, and heating up pots of water right? Multifaceted uses. Seems to be the winner? Correct?
    You've just listed three things that Bunsen burners are particularly bad at.

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    Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  
    By god, I wish someone would just donate him something, its not like he can ever decide for anything on his own :o
    How about knowledge!
    I wish we had an eye-roll emoji on here...

    [Edited on 6-2-2021 by Texium]




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    [*] posted on 3-6-2021 at 00:49


    Turns out I’ll need a low profile burner so that it sits under my lab stand

    Any other recommendations of cheap burners, preferable propane?


    Hell, I may go with an alcohol hexagonal lamp/burner
    Or make one


    Or maybe just a propane torch, since I can use it to blow glass, also?

    [Edited on 6/3/2021 by Yttrium2]
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    [*] posted on 3-6-2021 at 01:06


    The blowtorch pointed to by j_sum1 and the portable stove pointed to by barbs09 use the same style of gas canister,
    I have both of these items,
    - the torch is unsuitable for distillations etc.
    - the stove is unsuitable for bending or melting glass etc.

    A couple of months ago I used the stove to distil sulphuric acid at atmospheric pressure.




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    [*] posted on 3-6-2021 at 05:28


    Yttrium, ultimately in this hobby, you get what you pay for. If you buy nothing but cheap, shitty equipment, you aren’t going to have much success. I’m closing this thread because the right answers are already here multiple times over, but you’re still just looking for some magic bullet that doesn’t exist.



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