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Old 12-25-2012, 01:14 AM   #1
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Ok I need some help. I have 3 banjo burners connected to ½ black pipe and with a ball value connected to each burner via a yellow gas lines. I have a Bayou Classic 30 PSI Propane Regulator kit. All new construction.

http://bayouclassicdepot.com/5hpr30-high-pressure-propane-regulator-kit.htm

When I open the tank slowly to full and light one burner I get a high yellow flame. I have tried adjusting the regulator and I haven’t been able to get a good blue flame. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:32 AM   #2
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Have you tried adjusting the air shutter? I typically have the shutters on my banjos set around half open to get a nice blue flame...

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:11 AM   #3
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You have to close the regulator completely and then open the tank valve. Then you can start opening the regulator and light the burner.

Any other combination seems to produce weird results (like you're getting) for me. I generally run the shutters wide open.

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:20 AM   #4
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Did you replace the brass fitting shipped with the burner?, if so then the high pressure orifice fitting needs to go back in. Without a restriction in the gas flow you will have 2-3 foot flames because the hardware store flare to pipe adapter has a 1/4" hole instead of a 1/16" hole like the high pressure jet does.

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:28 AM   #5
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If all is installed properly then it's a simple as twisting the air flow adjuster on the burner. Grab a pair of work gloves, light the burner then twist until you get blue flame.

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The orifice valves that came with mine worked fine with the 30 psi regulator and a propane tank.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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Did you replace the brass fitting shipped with the burner?, if so then the high pressure orifice fitting needs to go back in. Without a restriction in the gas flow you will have 2-3 foot flames because the hardware store flare to pipe adapter has a 1/4" hole instead of a 1/16" hole like the high pressure jet does.
I didn't change the brass fitting. I am using the one that it was shipped with. Is it possible the brass fitting that came with the burner is low pressure? Would that cause this problem?
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:33 PM   #8
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You have to close the regulator completely and then open the tank valve. Then you can start opening the regulator and light the burner.

Any other combination seems to produce weird results (like you're getting) for me. I generally run the shutters wide open.

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Old 12-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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Ok following the suggestions above I now have the first burner working great.

However, as soon as I open the valve on the second burner to light it I lose almost all pressure on the first. Even if I shut off the valve on the second burner I can’t regain pressure on the first unless I shut off the valve on the tank and reopen and relight.

Is this due to not having the correct pressure on the adjustable regulator?

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I just get the first one burning well and then open the valve for the second burner and light it quickly. This takes the first burner down a little, but opening the regulator a little more takes care of it.



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