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Old 11-17-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Propane problems with brew stand

Need help, building a brew stand and I have 3 burners a b-14 and two b-10 banjo burners with the original 30 psi regulator I got with my B-14 burner. Plummed with iron pipe and neddle values. The problem is all three burners will run and just shut off all of the sudden. I can't find any leaks, do i need a different regulator?

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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If you have all three burners running at high output and suddenly they all shut off, I would suspect the high flow rate had tripped the safety valve on the tank. Not sure what to do about that, though...

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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Are you able to relight the burners right away?

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Old 11-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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Yes, I shut everything down and can refire

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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You say you can shut everything down and start again, does that include the valve on the tank itself? If so, you're tripping the high flow safety valve.

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #6
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There is no flow limiting check valve in an opd valve. http://www.propane101.com/opdcylindervalves.htm
Its either your locking up the regulator, at full burn your pulling some where around 600 kbtu i dont see any max btu available on the bayou website for their 30 psi regs..

Or... I believe your btu demand is exceding the vaporization rate of your tank and freezing up the propane. http://www.flameengineering.com/Propane_Info.html

By the time your getting everything shut off then relit your tank has had a chance to warm back up a bit and build up enough pressure for you to fire back up..

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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Yes, what is the solution new regulator?

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #8
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There is no flow limiting check valve in an opd valve. http://www.propane101.com/opdcylindervalves.htm

If your reg has a qcc fitting on it to connect to the tank (probably green female connector) they do have a flow limiter.. i would go to a standard POL connector (brass, left handed male threads)

another possibility.... your btu demand is exceding the vaporization rate of your tank and freezing up the propane.

http://www.flameengineering.com/Propane_Info.html

By the time your getting everything shut off then relit your tank has had a chance to warm back up a bit and build up enough pressure for you to fire back up..

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #9
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Sorry about the multipost...stupid phone was locking up when i was trying to send didnt think it was going through...that last post is my final answer..

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #10
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The opd valves are well known for tripping at high flow. Happens to me all the time with a heater I use in my garage.
You may need to split the burners and add a second propane tank.

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