So I've been trying to RTFM when it comes to the subject of automated propane but I'm confused because the threads out there seem to be scattered with various people chiming in on various things and not knowing much about gas I am lost. I did gather some info from a good post by MNBugEater:
Pilot Thermocouple - Honeywell Q340A1108
Pilot Burner - Honeywell Q314A4586
Solenoid Valve - STC 2W160-10
Pilot Safety Valve - BASO H19AL-1
My valves are 3/8". If you are using or want 1/2" the part numbers are slightly different.
I understand that:
a) The thermocouple is a thing which tells the pilot safety valve if the burner is on. If its not, the pilot safety valve shuts the gas off.
b) A solenoid valve turns gas on and off. How, I'm not sure. I'm not sure if its connected to a current which when the current is on opens the valve or what.
c) Pilot light, well, obvious.
I don't understand:
a) How this solenoid works. As I said, is there a wire leading to current, when current turns off, valve shuts?
b) How this works into my existing setup. Can it be placed between my propane cylinder and bayou burner (well, with the thermowell copper placed somewhere on the burner to check for flame) or will I need to buy a new burner?
c) How does the pilot light get fed? Some kind of splitter from my propane tank? Does it need a regulator?
d) How this physically goes together.
Can someone describe or point me towards a whole setup for newbies on how to build this. I know almost nothing about gas or propane but I'm pretty handy in general so I can probably catch on with a good tutorial.
Also is my Blue Rhino tank and Bayou burner high pressure or low pressure?