I decided to make another fire poofer using only home depot parts.
Most folks have one or something like it nearby.
They had everything I needed except an accumulator.
Of course you could buy one of the exchange cylinders...
Total cost: $76.01
That includes $20 for an ice maker install kit for
the 15ft of 1/4" copper tubing to make the pilot.
It seems they no longer carry bulk Cu tubing @ my HD.
You could save $10 - $15 by going to a hardware store
and buying 6-8 feet.
I have SS 1/4" tubing in the shop but wanted to
do a solid HD only parts build as much as possible.
This is for a manually actuated ball valve type.
I prefer solenoid valves and so should you.
Or perhaps a quick-opening, self-closing globe valve,
AKA 'whistle valve'.
Overall view of parts laid out ready for assembly.
Disregard the middle ball valve.
That's for shutoff when using a solenoid valve which
this one will have after testing to see how it works
as a manual piece.
Closeup of the manifold.
Again, omit the valve at the bottom of the pic
if you're not running a solenoid valve.
When using a solenoid, omit the top ball valve and
install your solenoid valve in place of it.
The assembled poofer. With a three foot stack this is
going to be a sit-downer, unless you have no need for hair.
A four foot section would be much better.
When you install a solenoid valve it won't matter.
You ARE going to install a SV, right?
Closeup of the assembled manifold.
I'm not too crazy about Watts brand compression fittings.
If you can afford it, go with Swagelok, Cajon, Colder, Sno-trik,
Or other industrial compression fittings.
Expensive? Yes. Ultra reliable? Definitely.
Look for em on ebay.
All of the usual disclaimers apply:
Don't start a fire any larger than you think might
attract undue attention.
Offer burn gel to victims after extinguishing them (common courtesy).
Check that your fire insurance premiums are paid up BEFORE
setting the house on fire. Collecting will be more difficult
without a valid policy.
When using inside your home, turn the ceiling fan on first.
This should confuse the flames and prevent a house fire.
Don't listen to 'Safety Fakers'.
They are jealous of you and have extremely tiny penises.
We're talking hung like a fruit bat here, folks...
You probably shouldn't even consider building this.
I'd suggest closing your browser.
Then burn your computer.