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Old 12-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I just got a bg14 in the mail along with a 10' hose and 30 psi regulator from amazon. I know I need to make sure the orifice is not too tight to allow movement of the shutter. However, the only way for the shutter to still be able to move is to leave the orifice barely finger tight. This becomes a big issue when I attach the hose to the burner and I am able to twist the hose either right of left when screwed into the orifice. On my other burner I am able to wrench down on the orifice and the shutter will still move. Will this still be safe? Should I just find the right mixture on the burner and just crank down on the orifice? I was thinking about drilling out the hole in the shutter where the orifice goes, I don't know if that would mess something else up though. Thanks!

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Old 12-29-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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Did your BG14 come with a coil spring that fits between the orifice fitting and the air shutter?

Both of my Blichmanns have a spring that lets you tighten the fitting to the hose, and screw the fitting into the horn far enough that the spring keeps the air shutter flat to the horn face while the fitting is nearly snug.

The orifice will turn in the horn if you twist the gas hose.
Solution to that is don't twist the hose

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Thanks day trippr. Yes, it does have a spring installed between the orifice and the shutter. I will tighten the orifice to the hose and tighten the whole thing down so I can still rotate the shutter. It's just a little concerning having a moveable hose that could theoretically come unscrewed while playing with propane. I tend I worry about these things though!

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