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Topic: BBQ grill roaster (3 msgs / 104 lines)
1) From: Steven Dover
Estro/Saeco used to make one of these. At one time I had a brochure. If I'm
remembering right, it was priced at $145. It also had a multiple position
prop for the lid of the grill. - Steve D

2) From: Steven Dover
Upon filling a new tank the bleed valve should be opened when filling is
started and closed only when the air coming out turns to a thick wet mist
{tank will be ~3/4 full when this happens}. This shouldn't have to be done
again unless the tank valve is left open {and disconnected} when tank is
empty. Since the tank is normally connected to 'something' when it runs out
and it is turned off before disconnecting, no air should get in. Gas/flow
can only go "one way" thru the regulator. But...$5! What a rip. However,
there is a reason. Think of a baloon full of acetylene. With no air/oxygen
inside, should the baloon get lit, and/or meet fire, it will only sort of
"ka-whoof" when it ignites. The acetylene must get to oxygen before is can
burn so it burns slower. However, if one puts acetylene *and* oxygen in said
baloon, then its ka-boom big-time! Real big... A baloon a bit smaller than a
soccer ball at 50 yards will make your friends wife scream and drop her
favorite pooch dog on the ground and you might wanna check your underwear
just to be sure...... Note that said baloon was/is not very destructive and
the pooch was OK. I just wanted to comment on "why" its better to have an LP
bottle with as little air/o2 as possible. Like the baloon, LP with oxygen
would be much worse than without if somehow ignited. This goes without
consideration of "LP in bottle is under pressure" that could be as much as
200psi. - Steve D {partial source of info - "LP Gas Serviceman's Handbook" &
Dowdle Gas Co}

3) From: floyd burton
Thanks for the info-will roast outside of garage when use this tank.  Spent
way too much time around things that go boom-it's why I can't hear.


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