Turbulators on propane boiler

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Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

Post by Chris Hollands » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:43 pm

Russ you are correct the burner is one of Al's burners I forgot about how he designed it , it has been awhile since I read Al's burner details .
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Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

Post by Chris Hollands » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:52 pm

Nicholas - PM sent

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Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

Post by Dave_Johnson » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:32 am

Are the turbulators easily removed? Can they be pulled out from the same side they were installed or do the wedge against the direction they were installed?

I'm definitely interested in getting some.

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Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

Post by Chris Hollands » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:25 pm

From what Nicholas has told me they only go in one direction - the direction they are inserted is the direction they can only be pulled out

In one end and out the other .

I have also learnt that the turbulator is approx 1/8" smaller than the ID of the tube - eg 1/2" ID tube you would order a 3/8 OD version so they can be removed .

Nicholas gave me some pricing on what I required - you do get a different price if you order more than 50 and if you order double length there

is a bit of a lower price - you would then have to cut the turbulator in half when you received them .

I have 61 copper tubes 30" long approx - they are 5/8OD + 1/2 ID .

Option 1 - 61 - 3/8" OD turbulators 30" long = $16.24 each ( $17.70 if less than 50 in quantity )

Option 2 - 31 - 3/8" OD tubulators 60" long = $27.54 each ( 13.77 per 30" ) and then cut in half .

Hope this helps people a bit as a reference .

Nicholas was very helpful and quick to respond .

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Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

Post by Bill Shields » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:20 pm

I like the barber pole variety that can be inserted or removed in either direction.

Efficiency is nice but convenience and maintainability trumps all
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

Post by RNexpress » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:11 pm

Hello Drprez,

I really appreciate this forum and all the information that people post. Thank you for all your contributions. I too am interested in the coiled wire turbulators for my Allen Mogul. I just installed a LocoParts propane burner with a much larger arch and am ready to put the boiler back on the frame. It has 25 tubes, 5/8" OD, 1/2" nominal ID, and are 18.5" long. How should I go about procuring some turbulators? I sent you a couple of private messages, perhaps you have not noticed them yet, not sure I did it correctly. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

Post by Drprez » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:01 pm

I can get anyone a quote you can email me or send me a text message. 702-608-6425
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Re: Turbulators on propane boiler

Post by Drprez » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:11 am

To better clarify (this is pure preference based on my experience) about 1/8” smaller than the ID of your tubes seems to work best and still give a snug fit. These work like Chinese handcuffs they go in one way and more or less are hard to pull out from that direction.
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They are stainless steel wire that is twisted in a loop drop format almost like a Christmas tree. One end has a loop you can hook a pull wire to and the other end has about 6 inch king wire ends.



For my boiler I have 5/8” ID (inside diameter) tubes. So I use 1/2” size turbulators. And they run the length of my tubes from fire to smoke box with about 1/4” on each end so there is something to grab if you even needed to remove them.

Below are a few pictures of them. If you are interested you can email or text me and I can get you a quote.



I just need to know

1) the diameter you want the turbulator (not the diameter of your tubes)
2) the length you want (usually your tube length plus 1/2 inch.
3) total quantity you want

Text is best for fast reply but you can email me also.
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This is 1/2” inside a 5/8 id tube
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Looking from the firebox door into the firebox
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This is the loop end that is in the smoke box
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This is the wire hook I use to pull them through my tubes.
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Inside the firebox
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