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Old 01-21-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Pilot gas line for Brutus with natural gas?

I am constructing a single-tier system that runs on natural gas. What kind of flexible line should I use for the pilots on the HLT and the MLT?

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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I actually used 1/4" copper tubing and compression fittings. Works great.

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Old 01-21-2009, 08:45 PM   #3
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Are you creating your own pilot from a drilled cap or similar or are you using an actual pilot light? If you are using a premade pilot, they usually require 1/4".

Similar to something like this ?
HONEYWELL Q314A3547 PILOT BURNER FOR NATURAL GAS - eBay (item 110136424894 end time Jan-27-09 09:30:34 PST)

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I am using a jet burner with a premade pilot:

JET BURNER, CASTIRON, 8" NAT. GAS : Restaurant Equipment and Supplies - Restaurant equipment, Restaurant Supplies, Foodservice Supplies

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Old 01-22-2009, 03:48 AM   #5
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It's not good practice to use copper with natural gas. Find some aluminum tubing and compression fittings. The sulfur/egg smell the gas co. puts in w/ natural gas reacts with the copper and causes corrosion and flakes getting into orifices.

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It's not good practice to use copper with natural gas. Find some aluminum tubing and compression fittings. The sulfur/egg smell the gas co. puts in w/ natural gas reacts with the copper and causes corrosion and flakes getting into orifices.
I've read that before. Which is why they use the aluminum tubing for water heater pilots, yes?
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Actually, I'm using LP, but the same pilots on my burners. Those burners should come with 1/4" compression fittings, actually.

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