Originally Posted by rhltechie
hmm....the SS line looks cool. why is my valve wrong in this application? i've seen a lot of people using these valves. they are made for gas....did i miss something?
There is nothing wrong with the valve. The problem is that you are unnecessarily switching back and forth from flare fittings to NPT (pipe thread) and also changing sizes along the way.
The valve appears to accept a 1/2" flare on the end towards the burner. You should be able to connect the 1/2" flex line directly to that end of the valve. The burner orifice fitting probably accepts a 3/8" female flare, so you will need a 1/2" X 3/8" flare adapter (male x female). Alternately, you could get a different valve with 1/2" NPT x 3/8" flare and use a 3/8" flex line which should hook up directly to the burner orifice fitting. That would be the cleanest installation, but then you would have to buy a different valve.