Propane

How To : Convert a propane grill to natural gas

Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates the basics about converting your outdoor grill from propane to a natural gas grill. Propane grills have a hose that goes from the propane tank to the grill. Gas grills with have a fuel hose also. But this hose will run from the ba ...more

How to Make Propane Bubbles : Fire You Can Hold

You must ONLY conduct this experiment if you are experienced in using combustibles and understand the risk. Fire is very dangerous and can seriously burn you. Seems harmless at first, but believe me, these are bubbles turned evil. When ignited, the bubbles pop almost instantly ...more

How To : Install a gas line for a propane generator

In this two part video, Big Tony The Plumber shows you how to install a gas line for a propane generator. Part 1 of 2 - How to Install a gas line for a propane generator. Part 2 of 2 - How to Install a gas line for a propane generator.

How To : Tell the fuel level in your RV propane tank

In this video Gary Bunzer tells us how to tell the fuel level in your RV propane tank. If you don't have a flow gauge to tell you the level in your tank, it will be more difficult to tell how much you have left inside. Try looking on the tank itself to see if there is a gauge ...more

How To : Make a propane balloon of doom

Looking for something new and unusual to light on fire? How about a propane bomb? This little how-to shows us the explosive power of propane when we expose it to flame. With a balloon, some propane and a piece of toilet paper we can make a pretty ball of flame.

How To : Build a propane tank Hank drum

You want to get your hands on the notorious Hang drum, but you can't because it's too expensive. Well, try your hands at the Hank drum, a Hang drum alternative that's cheap and easy to make. It was first invented by Dennis Havlena to imitate the Hang drum, and was made from ol ...more

How To : Connect a propane tank to a gas grill

With summer just around the corner make sure you are prepped and ready for all those barbeques by connecting the propane gas tank to your grill. With the hose on tight you’ll be ready for those hotdogs and hamburgers. If you are craving that flame-broiled taste but you are ou ...more

How To : Install a propane fueled stove

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a propane fueled stove. This is a project that can probably only be completed by a professional. Install a propane fueled stove. Click through to watch this video on thisoldhouse.com

DIY Blacksmithing : Forge Your Own Steel at Home!

Metal is a great material to work with. It's rigid, tough, malleable and conductive, but sometimes the part we need doesn't exist in any store. In order to create custom pieces, you need to either melt the metal and cast it in a mold, or heat it until it's soft enough to shape ...more

How To : Melt a Beer Bottle in the Microwave

Melt some glass in your kitchen microwave. BUT WHY?!! Why would anyone want to DO such a thing? This video tutorial will show you how to do this crazy science experiment. You'll need a microwave, a beer bottle, and you'll need a electric start (propane would work also) blow t ...more

How To : 14 Food Hacks You Need to Know for Grilling Season

It's that time of year where you need to break out the grill and cook food over red-hot coals, whether it's the beginning, middle, or end of summer. Even if you're not a grill master extraordinaire, you can use these hacks to fool your friends and family into thinking that you ...more

How To : Make a High-Powered Compressed Air Rocket Gun

In this article, I'll show you how to make a high-powered, long-range, air-powered rocket gun. This launcher is based on a sprinkler valve, a modified propane tank, and a few other components. Though not hard to make, this device is VERY dangerous! The rocket can seriously har ...more

How To : Build a small downdraft kiln with Simon Leach

In this 2 part how-to video, Simon Leach, who normally shows you how to make pottery, instead shows you something else. In this tutorial, Leach shows you how to make and build a small propane downdraft kiln. Follow along with Simon Leach, and you too could be building your own ...more

Do Not Try This at Home : Exploding Hydrogen Bubbles

Here at WonderHowTo, we love science. And of course, explosions. So, naturally we find Gray Matter's demonstration of fiery hydrogen bubbles pretty awesome. But the most interesting part is the reason behind the demonstration. Did you know the same gas that heats your house c ...more

How To : Use a smoker box

Chef Jason Hill shows how to use a grill box smoker. This box will turn your propane or gas grill into a temporary smoker. The box is used to hold wood smoking chips. Place the box over the burner to produce smoke flavored food. Most smoker boxes come flat, so some grills can ...more

How To : Hook up a barbecue to the home gas line

If you love to barbecue, you can do away with propane tanks by hooking your gas grill up to your home gas line. Hook up a barbecue to the home gas line. Click through to watch this video on helpfulvideo.com

News : Blowtorches Aren't Just for Crème Brûlée

One of the most mind-blowing meals I ever ate occurred when I was 12 years old. The main course and sides were good, if unmemorable, but my jaw dropped during dessert when my friend's mother whipped out a blowtorch—as in a bona fide welding torch from the hardware store—to fin ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (05/09 - 05/15)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (01/18 - 01/24)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. More amazing community contributions this w ...more

A Restaurant on Two Wheels : The DIY Taco Bike

Serious Eats' latest Meet and Eat features Todd Barricklow, creator of the Taco Bike, an eco-friendly alternative to the fast growing food truck industry. The 200+ pound bike is equipped with a propane tank, three sectioned griddle, water tank, heat exchanger, wash sink, waste ...more

How To : Grill Pizza Like a Pro

When I was a kid, there was just pizza. You ordered from whatever nationwide chain was near you and they made your pizza in an oven. There certainly weren't these highfalutin pizza subsets that have more choices than a cheese shop. Wood-fired, brick oven, artisanal, make-your- ...more

How To : Make a BBQ smoker out of a drum

In this video, we learn how to make a BBQ smoker out of a drum. First, turn the drum upside down. Next, paint the entire drum green and make vents in the side bottom of it, with covers that can be moved or set aside. Drill screw into the top of the drum then add in wood and ch ...more

How To : Cut flat laminated glass

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut laminated glass. Laminated glass is a safety glass that has two pieces of glass with a plastic foam in between. The materials required to cut laminated glass are: an oil glass cutter, L-square, razor blade and an optional propan ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Solder copper pipes with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to solder copper pipes. Steps: 1 Use emery cloth to clean outside of copper tubing. 2 Clean inside of fitting with wire brush. 3 Apply flux to pipe and fitting with acid brush. 4 Slip fitting over pipe. 5 Heat fitting with pro ...more

How To : Kill bed bugs with heat instead of poison

Whole Structure Heating Jeff White from Bedbug-central.com explains the different methods of effectively killing bed bugs in your home with heat instead of poison. The temperature of the air must be brought to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and maintained for 2 to 4 hours. The metho ...more

How To : Make a Globe-Shaped Candle Lantern from Ice

If you've ever lived in an area that gets ridiculously cold during the winter, you know that it's not so much like this... But usually a little more like this. So...cold... And don't even get me started on digging your car out of the snow. Once you're past the age where snow ...more

News : Mmmm, I Wish My Bicycle Made Cotton Candy

In the far away land of China, cotton candy is made with bicycles. According to Make, the sugar is heated with propane, and the cotton candy is spun using the bike pedals. I've gotta get myself one of these (or next best thing, travel to China so I can sample it myself). Previ ...more

How To : Use a gas smoker with tips from Lowe's

In this video from Lowe's we learn how to use a gas smoker. This tip comes from Lowe's. You can cook with a smoker anytime of year. He is using a gas smoker. Keep this away from siding. The fire source heats the moist wood chips, which release the smoke that flavors the food. ...more

How To : Light and use a torch for jewelry making

Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to light and use an oxygen/propane torch. Torches don't need to be dangerous; with proper handling, they are a safe and useful tool in jewelry projects. Learn how to light and use a torch by watching this video jew ...more

How To : Make a Holdable Fireball

So, when we were all little kids, we always wanted to be wizards and throw magical death spells, right? Well, here's a little showhow to make you a wizard! Ingredients : 100% Cotton Cloth! 2' 4" will be enough. COTTON string. Quite long. Much longer than a shoelace. A lighter ...more

How To : Smoke a turkey in a BBQ smoker

SeriousBBQs.com teaches you how to smoke a turkey to perfection by showing much improved methods of cleaning, starting your fire, seasoning, smoking your turkey, and keeping it warm after being cooked. The first step is to choose a 12-14 pound turkey, and remove the wrappings ...more

How To : Make glass ribbon cane and twisty stringer glass

This video demonstration shows several ways to make glass ribbon cane for use in other projects. Bullseye brand COE-90 glass and a propane rich flame are used, as a slightly oxidizing flame is less likely to damage colors. Watch this video glass-working tutorial and learn how ...more

How To : Maintain the RV LP gas system

Check out this instructional RV video to learn how to maintain the LP gas system on your recreational vehicle. Open up the compartment and you will see your LP tank. There is a gauge that tells you how much is inside the tank, there is also a fill station where you fill it up, ...more

How To : Use hydrogen for better mileage

Hydrogen can be used to improve mileage. The hope with this method is that hydrogen will increase the amount of gasoline combusted and increase fuel efficiency, as you trickle hydrogen into the tank. Often propane is used to increase gas mileage. The studies are still being do ...more

How To : Use a kettle corn machine

Watch this how-to video to operate a kettle corn machine called the 2575 Pappy's kettle corn cooker. First, you must use a one-hundred pound liquid propane gas tank. You will only use three kernels of kettle corn for your first batch.

How To : Solder copper pipes for plumbing

Soldering copper pipes is a basic plumbing skill that once mastered will enable you to tackle many DIY home repair and home improvement projects - for instance, replacing copper water lines or installing a new spigot. It can be as much an art as it is a science, thus the more ...more

How To : Pack patrol boxes with useful items while camping

In this video tutorial, viewers learn about patrol boxes. There are two patrol boxes that are mentioned in this video. The materials that are contained in the first box are: a twin burner stove, propane lantern , adapter hose, propane converter, fat wood, fire starter, matches ...more

How To : Start a great fire in a wood stove

In this video, we learn how to start a great fire in a wood stove. First, you will need premium kindling, gloves, and a small axe. Next, you will chop the wood into small pieces using the axe, making small splits. After you have a large pile of kindling together, store the pie ...more

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