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Old 04-02-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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I am building a herms 2 pump 2 burner system without automation at least for now, I have already purchased 2 bg14 burners and I want to build a manifold with 2 valves.
I am not sure if I should go with high or low pressure regulator and what kind of valves. I may eventually go automated.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:14 AM   #2
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I use the same burners. I bought this regulator to go from the tank to the piping. Then I put a ball valve to go from the piping to the orifice of the burner. You can use needle valves for better flame control, but I have pretty good control with the ball valves.

Check out my Thread to see some pics of my piping setup. Kinda hard to see but you get the jist.

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I bought the regulator tally350z purchased and it works great for propane and bg14's. I did run into one issue with the Type I connector on the regulator. Depending on how you build your manifold, you can may end up triggering the excess flow preventer inside the Type I connector. Had this happen in the middle of a brew session and it was a pain to get the burners fired back up. So if you go with it, you may want to consider replacing the Type I on the regulator and threading on a POL connector without excess flow prevention (http://propanewarehouse.com/polfitti...il.asp?ID=3002).

However, like I said - you may or may not run into this issue.

These are the solenoid valves I'm using in my system for automation (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-Brass-El...#ht_2096wt_907).

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply, I think I will got with that pop connector, with that solenoid valve what kind of pilot light setup are you using?

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I'm building my ignition system using Hot Surface Ignitors . Search Honeywell Hot Surface Igniter - Model number is Q3200U1004 on Ebay. Paid 23 bucks each for mine. You need to have a mechanism to allow them to heat up before firing the gas. So, a standing pilot or grill ignitor might be the best option if you do not want to deal with the timing of an HSI.

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I bought the regulator tally350z purchased and it works great for propane and bg14's. I did run into one issue with the Type I connector on the regulator. Depending on how you build your manifold, you can may end up triggering the excess flow preventer inside the Type I connector. Had this happen in the middle of a brew session and it was a pain to get the burners fired back up. So if you go with it, you may want to consider replacing the Type I on the regulator and threading on a POL connector without excess flow prevention (http://propanewarehouse.com/polfitti...il.asp?ID=3002).

However, like I said - you may or may not run into this issue.

These are the solenoid valves I'm using in my system for automation (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-Brass-El...#ht_2096wt_907).
So I am planning on ordering these same valves and burners but I have read the valves pressure rating is only good up to 11" WC or about .5 psi. Am I missing something or is the ball valve limiting enough to not worry about the pressure ratings?
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The pressure limit on the solenoid valves is advertised as 115 psi, which would be way more than 11" wc. Wondering where you saw that statistic?

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The pressure limit on the solenoid valves is advertised as 115 psi, which would be way more than 11" wc. Wondering where you saw that statistic?
I was literally just coming back to tuck my tail and delete that post. I went back and checked and you are correct, rated up to 115 psi. Well off to order all the parts for my gas system!
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