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Gunhippie
We're looking to go into fall with our inside seating still closed. It gets real chilly real soon around here, so the bosses asked me to come up with a pub-themed way to get some heat in our outdoor seating areas.

This is what I came up with:

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All nice shiny 316 stainless steel.

But it looks even better when:

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It's lit! Waiting for some amber fire glass pebbles to make it look like flaming beer.

There's a 5 gal. propane can inside the keg. At 88K btu, that should be good for about five hours runtime.

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I want to make a door out of the off cut, but kegs are pre-tensioned--when you cut a chunk out, it unbends. Probably need a forge to rebend it to fit. You can see in the picture where the sides of the cut have sprung out a bit.

This is a prototype. If the bosses like, I'll be making more, most of which will be hard-piped to a big bulk tank.

Later--
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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D421
I remember when you were looking for parts. Could youulet me know what you went with. If I can find a keg my wife would really like one. If I don't find a keg I think barn wood sides and a cast concrete top would not be too hard.
Dominic
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Gunhippie
This: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0K8X13/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
is a perfect drop-in fit for the cut-out top of the keg. I got the valve and mixer listed below that in "Frequently bought together". It took about another $50 in misc. parts and hoses to complete it.

Most any brewery of any size should have some decommissioned kegs. Get one that doesn't have a bent top ring. We sell ours for $15 each--the scrap value of the stainless.

Supposedly, these fire bowls are safe to drop directly into a wood table top. I might give that a try, as I have some end tables I made by putting a 24" round piece of plywood on an old keg. Look kind of nifty with the flames in the middle.

The keg in the background has the top cut out to fit the bowl. I had to weld on an extra top ring from another keg to get the tank to fit.

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Here's where they'll be going:

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You can see the end tables there. We'll probably be putting a few FireKegs (TM) out in the front, too.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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1hpycmpr
That’s going to look nice, Timm.  So, if you are going to drop them into the table, that means a hole will have to be cut.  IIRC, cutting holes in wood was a topic of conversation not too long ago!  🙂
Mark
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Gunhippie
Just need to shorten my trammel a bit. Those tabletops were what we were cutting.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Bumpkin 95
Those look nice and would make for a nice atmosphere even under different circumstances.
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Gunhippie
Next experiment:

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I found an old spray ball for cleaning the inside of brewery tanks that we don't use--ours are rotating for better cleaning action. Figured it looked a lot like it could be a propane burner, so attached a venturi and valve to it, and IT BURNS!

Need some tweaking still. I either need to increase the air intake or decrease to gas, as it's burning pretty rich and sooting up. But man, doe it throw the heat!

This is probably safer:

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It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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