Pellet torch building instructions
In the following text you will learn how to build your own pellet torch. You need a few steel pipes, which you can get from a well-stocked hardware store or steel shop. Alternatively, I offer a pellet torch kit for purchase on this website. Just click on the link and you will be taken to the sales page.
- The flare must not be operated by minors
- Place the pellet flare only on solid and level ground.
- Never touch the flare during operation, risk of burns!
- If the pellet tank is to be refilled, heat-protective gloves must be used for this purpose
- All flammable objects must be removed from within a radius of 5 meters
- Do not fire under roofs or in rooms
- Provide buckets of extinguishing water or fire extinguishers
- A fireproof container filled with water must be placed under the torch
- People must not come closer than 2 meters to the torch
- Check glass tube and rack for damage before each use. If defective, do not use
Required tools needed for the pellet torch building instructions:
- MAG or E-Hand welder (electrode).
- Angle grinder
- Tenn disc and flap disc or roughing disc
- Tape measure or ruler
- Something to mark, possibly felt pen
- Drill with 10mm steel drill bit
- Personal protective equipment (!)
First, the required material for pellet torch building instructions:
- Pellet pipe long
- Pellet pipe short
- Ash box
- 3x legs
- Burner tube
- Round tube
- Cover top side
- Cover bottom side
- Glass tube holder
- Glass tube support
- Burner grate
Step 1: Connect pellet pipe
- Weld the short (2) and long (1) pellet tubes together at the 15° miters as shown.
- After welding, the seam should be ground.
Step 2: Mark burner tube
- As shown, a spacer of 25mm is now applied. I have placed a few sheets on top of each other.
- The burner tube (5) is positioned on the spacer.
- Now draw once around the burner tube (5) with a pencil.
Step 3: Prepare burner tube
- Now remove everything above the drawn area
- Next, make a rectangular cutout, about 2mm smaller than the drawn area.
Step 4: Drill and weld on burner tube
- To ensure sufficient combustion air in the pellet flare, several 10 mm holes are drilled in the burner tube (5). These should be made in the upper third and in the lower third.
- Do this from all sides.
- When the holes are finished, the burner tube (5) is tacked to the pellet tube at a distance of 25mm.
Step 5: Weld on grate
- Staple the burner grate to the open 60° miter.
- A few tacking points are enough
- Excess tacking points should be ground smooth
Step 6: Ash box
- Weld the ash box (3) with the miter on the miter of the pellet pipe.
- The perforated plate (11) is located between the pipes (in the weld joint).
Step 7: Fold over perforated plate
- Now fold over the perforated plate (11) with a few hammer blows, as shown in the picture.
Step 8: Prepare round tube
- Now mark the round tube so that it can be slipped over the welded construction after cutting
- Here a little dexterity is required
- The edge at the top becomes triangular
- The highest point must be about 5cm higher than the sides
Step 9: Glass tube support
- Now tack the smaller ring (9) into the round tube, straight, approx. 3cm below the opening.
- The rest of the cutout of the round tube can serve as a positioning aid.
Step 10: Connection of round tube with frame
- Now put the round tube (6) on the construction and fix it well with a few tacking points.
- The entire joint can also be welded if desired
Step 11: Legs
- Now weld on the legs (4). Make sure that the construction is straight and secure.
Step 12: Glass tube holder
- The pipe holder (9) is welded approx. 30mm below the upper edge of the rack.
- Make sure that the glass tube runs parallel to the pellet tank.
Step 13: Prepare lid
- The last step is to make the lid.
- For this purpose, drill a hole in the smaller flat iron (8).
Step 14: Weld lid
- Now place both flat steels (7 and 8) on top of each other and align them centrically.
- The joint is made by hole welding.
- To do this, switch the welding machine to a high setting and descale the welded area
That’s it :)
Done, now apply any coating and cushion all contact points with the glass with oven sealing tape.
Have fun with the first use :)
The pellet torch requires a glass tube with a diameter of 100mm and a length of 100-150cm
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