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Old 07-22-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Default What is a BG14 Banjo burners correct height?

Hey all,

I had a quick question. I am trying to determine the correct distance my BG14's should be from my kettles. Can anyone offer some advice?

Right now I am about 6 to 7 inches away but this is causing additional heat to hit my Asco valves and other wiring.

I need to do something so I don't melt anything. My initial thought was too raise the burners but I wasn't sure what the ideal height should be.

I have attached a few photos to help visualize.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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I would think 3 to 4 inches would be the ball park. 6 inches seems way out in left field.

Fwiw, Blichmann sets their pot rests just under 3 inches above the BG14 nozzle tips, though one could surmise that's optimized for flat bottom kettles...

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Old 07-22-2012, 03:11 AM   #3
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Thanks!

I have the pen-rose kettles with flat bottoms. I will drill a new hole for all the burners... Let's hope this prevents all the melting issues I've been having.

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Crap, I just double checked. From the kettle to the burner is 3 and 5/8. Do you think it would be an issue if I moved it to 2 inches?

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What about a heat shield? Just a thought.

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What about a heat shield? Just a thought.

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That was the next option. I figured if I move the burner up maybe an inch and add a heat shield I wouldn't have to re arrange all the mounting points. I guess I didn't realize how hot it really gets
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Hi, The fire has some where to go? AKA, the pots need to be rased/ventied? so the heat and flue gasses don't get bounced back down.

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Right now there are open gussets at each corner that are not covered. This is allowing for the exhaust gases to escape.

A bit of an update, I tried raising the burners and was as bit unsuccessful. It looks as if the burners are about an 1/8th of an inch to large and would require me to grind them down. Being that they are cast iron I'm not sure I want to do that.

As it stands now, it's looking like my only option is to add a heat shield and hope that works.

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2" is working great for me. Just make sure there's plenty of exhaust space for the hot gasses to escape. Otherwise a lot of the heat/flame will be deflected downward to your gear.

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I was wondering if that could be the issue too. I double checked last night and noticed that I have a 1" to .5" in each corner. should I do something to raise the kettle? Or just use a heat shield?

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