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US20060137677: Startup burner assembly for snow melting apparatus and method of snow melting

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Inventor(s) David Burnett · Steven Meredith · Glen Burnett ·
Assignee(s) BURNETT DAVID · MEREDITH STEVEN · BURNETT GLEN ·
Correspondent GIBBONS, DEL DEO, DOLAN, GRIFFINGER & VECCHIONE ·
Application Number US11170623
Filing date 06/29/2005
Publication date 06/29/2006
Predicted expiration date 06/29/2025
U.S. Classifications 126/343.50R  ·
International Classifications E01C1945  · F24H100  ·
Kind CodeA1
Foreign Priority CA2491322 - 12/23/2004 ·
25 Claims, 6 Drawings


Abstract

A startup burner assembly for use in snow melting applications, and which permits initiation of snow melting without first supplying water as a coolant. The startup burner assembly comprises a fuel burner having adjustable combustion output and a nozzle to facilitate the emergence of products of combustion, and a combustion chamber having a first portion in substantially air-tight communication with the fuel burner and enclosing the nozzle and a second portion shaped and dimensioned for disposition into a snow melting receptacle or pit. The combustion chamber has a plurality of discharge holes formed at least on the second portion thereof to permit the egress of products of combustion from the fuel burner into the tank or pit, and thereby permit agitation and melting of snow loaded therein, The startup burner assembly also includes an air cooling assembly for supplying air to cool at least the first portion of the combustion chamber.

Independent Claims | See all claims (25)

  1. 1. A startup burner assembly for use in a snow melting apparatus, the startup burner assembly comprising: a fuel burner having adjustable combustion output and including a nozzle to facilitate the emergence of products of combustion, a combustion chamber having a first portion in substantially air-tight communication with the fuel burner and enclosing the nozzle, and a second portion shaped and dimensioned for disposition into a snow melting receptacle or pit, the combustion chamber having a plurality of discharge holes formed at least on the second portion thereof to permit the egress of products of combustion from the fuel burner into the tank or pit, and thereby permit agitation and melting of snow loaded therein, and an air cooling assembly for supplying air to cool at least the first portion of the combustion chamber.
  2. 11. The snow melting apparatus according to 8, wherein the air supply means is a blower.
  3. 21. A snow melting apparatus comprising a receptacle for receiving snow, one or more burner assembly mounted in operable arrangement with the receptacle, and one or more collecting tray within the receptacle, the collecting tray being effective to collect debris which accumulates in the receptacle during operation, and wherein the receptacle comprises one or more resealable door for evacuating the collecting tray from the receptacle.

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