Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 2 months ago

How do I increase the BTUs on my propane turkey fryer?

I have a Saf-T-Fryer that runs at 46,000 BTUs on a 10psi regulator and hose line. I recently fried a turkey for Thanksgiving but it wouldn’t heat up to over 250 degrees. I was told I could try a high pressure hose line with a 0-30psi regulator and drill the burner orifice a little bigger for a bigger flame and more heat. Had anyone tried this and has it worked? 

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2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Talk to someone at a gas appliance repair shop.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Models typically offer somewhere between 50,000 and 200,000 BTUs per hour, so yours is on the weaker side. Actually, what I would do is buy a burner base, and a stainless pot. Much more flexible!

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