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Old 03-10-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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Default Propane 'splitters'

I'm in the process of building a new all grain rig. I will be using 3 burners and would like to run them all off of one propane tank. Where can I find a 3-way propane splitter? Also, is a standard tank of propane able to fire 3 burners on full blast simultaneously? I do not plan to ever have to be using all 3 burners on full blast, but if the need every arises I'd like to know...if not I may consider just buying more propane tanks. I'm using 3 of the big BG14 burners.

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Old 03-10-2012, 06:25 AM   #2
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IMO trying too run all three BG14 at full will frost a small tank best to get at least a 100lb tank for them or run at least 2 40lb tanks in chain but that is only if running at full for long time most of the time you should be ok with only one.

as far as a splitter you could just run one regulator to a manafold across the rig and tap for each burner with a valve

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Old 03-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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3 ways are tough to find which is why most people just use black iron pipe to build a rail. Or you could piece together some hoses and fittings and build a flexible one yourself if you want but BIP is cheap, readily available and easy to work with which is why everyone does.

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something like this maybe? http://bayouclassicdepot.com/614a-tr...e-manifold.htm

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Hey that looks very cool. Anyone actually used this? I too am beginning to research the best way to control all three burners from one manifold and one tank.
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You don't use a splitter if they are all located on the same unit. You use a manifold with independent valves.
The manifold listed above would be more pain than pleasure

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IMO trying too run all three BG14 at full will frost a small tank best to get at least a 100lb tank for them or run at least 2 40lb tanks in chain but that is only if running at full for long time most of the time you should be ok with only one.

as far as a splitter you could just run one regulator to a manafold across the rig and tap for each burner with a valve
IMO there's no need to run all three at the same time
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From tank through regulator to first burner:

Burner to burner:

Close up:

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Another method:


and yet another....

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