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JJDMusic 10-14-2009 03:12 PM

Hurricane burner problem need help!
I have used my hurricane burner only twice now. Both times the flame seems to blow itself out. There is a loud pop and the flame then only burns inside of the burner. I then have to turn off the gas, turn it back on, and relight the burner. This seems dangerous and kills my boil each time it happens.

Am I doing something wrong, maybe an adjustment is needed on the air plate?

Has anyone else had this problem?

kladue 10-14-2009 04:38 PM

The air shutter is opened too much, adjust air shutter closed until tips of flame are just begining to turn yellow.

JJDMusic 10-14-2009 10:39 PM

I thought I had it that way, but on the next one I will let a bit more yellow out. Thanks.

kladue 10-14-2009 10:53 PM

The other cause of the backfire is when the gas flow is turned low enough it can flash back through the burner openings and light off the jet like you describe. Is this a common problem or just once in a while?.

JJDMusic 10-15-2009 04:31 PM

It is fairly consistent. My boil is 90 minutes and it happens maybe five times.

kladue 10-15-2009 04:39 PM

I guess the next questions are how high are the flames when this happens? and how long has it been running when this happens.

rarjr 10-15-2009 05:44 PM

i have this problem and just gave up on them
i own 5 burners and 2 are hurricane
other 3 work great

JJDMusic 10-15-2009 07:04 PM

That is not what I wanted to hear.

The flames are low but are just showing some yellow on the tip.

I had one happen in the first 5-10 minutes.

kladue 10-15-2009 07:24 PM

Sounds like the burner openings are a bit too large, if the flame drops to 1/4" or less it might be flashing back. Did you set the air shutter at high fire or at low firing rate, set it at high fire for yellow flame tips. At low fire the flame may be nearly all yellow from low air flow but should not backfire.

samc 10-15-2009 07:58 PM

Are you using NG or LP? If LP are you using the proper low pressure regulator?

Do you have a picture of how your burners are setup?

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