Patio Heater / Stove From Old Valve

  1. Onoff Member

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    I'm thinking this scrap LTHW non return valve I picked up will make a nice patio heater / small barbecue. Just got to decide on the best orientation. Some legs, some black stove paint etc, a short chimney maybe? Must weigh nearly 100kg. The big brass plug on the side(s) give access to the shaft the damper pivots on.

    Any suggestions welcome btw!
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    Last edited: Apr 10, 2020
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  2. awemawson Forum Supporter

    That's going to stay hot a long time after your bangers are cooked - probably OK for breakfast the next day !
     
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  3. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    it will also take forever to heat up as well
     
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  4. Snorty

    Snorty Forum Supporter

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    Looking forward to see this happen! If it was just going to be a heater, the way it is orientated in the photo might work....you could hinge the large circular plate.

    As a bbq, it might be better the other way with the plate area as the cooking grille :thumbup:

    I have an old gas cylinder that I fancy doing something with in the future...
     
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  5. CompoSimmonite Member

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    Fit gas burner inside ?
     
  6. winchman

    winchman Member

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    The pivot pins make good brass drifts
     
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  7. tom2207 Member

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    Thats a great start to something nice.
     
  8. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    I'd rather make a one off stool out of that
     
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  9. chip Member

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    Nice find,id be tempted.to stick(make) a big industrial looking hinge on the side then remove bolts.maybe even source a round peice of heat resistant glass inserted in the door,i saw someone use the glass from a small washing machine door once,it looked great.
    breather at the rear .. blank of the bottom etc ,just my thoughts
     
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