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Old 04-30-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Is there a certain order in which to assemble the gas pipe manifold for a single tier brewstand?

Do I start the assembly at the burners, or start at the bottom of the manifold?

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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I started at the regulator... But I built it off the stand and then mounted it, I found that easier... I did constantly take it to the stand to compare and check...

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Does tefon tape/pipe dope need to go on the threads of the high pressure propane jet to burner conection?

What about for the high pressure propane jet to jet adapter connection?

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I built mine off my stand, them mounted it as well. You really have to torque those pipes to get a good seal. That would be tough to do while it's on the stand. I used teflon tape that was recommended for gas connections. My setup is NG, but I think you'd want to use the tape, or some thread sealer.

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What I meant was do I need teflon tape for the brass connections?

For example, the propane jet that connects directly to the burner.

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Use a gas specific product. Either dope or tape, but make sure it is rated or intended for gas... Regular white Teflon tape is NOT gas rated, akaik

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What I meant was do I need teflon tape for the brass connections?

For example, the propane jet that connects directly to the burner.
I used it on all my connections, including brass.
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What I meant was do I need teflon tape for the brass connections?

For example, the propane jet that connects directly to the burner.
connecting black pipe to brass, either tape or dope/putty is fine

But if you use tape, get the yellow tape. It is slightly thicker and less porous and is designed for gaseous use. The white is meant for liquids... It can work, but you're working with an explosive gas so spend the $5 and get the stuff that's safe.

I prefered dope/putty as it fills gaps better. Messy, but it's gas...
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Use an appropriate thread sealer for gas (as others have described) on any pipe threaded connection. Don't use it on any flared connection. It also isn't needed where the orifice threads into the burner inlet, a leak there just means a very tiny bit more air being pulled into the burner (on some applications like barbeques that isn't even a threaded connection).

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Thank You guys very much

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