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Old 03-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Temperature Controlled Burners, Brutus, Banjo BG14, Piloted Honeywell Valve Questions

I'm building a Brutus 10 style single tier stand with an automated HLT and direct fired MT setup. I have some questions about the gas lines. First off, I'm using BG-14 LP Banjo burners converted to low pressure. I'd like to have valve-integrated standing pilots with safety valves on the HLT and MT only (I'll light my boiler with a manual spark ignition).

I've been searching and reading through the forum to find all of the parts I'll need for this. I liked the one-stop kit nature of the Y8610U setup (see this thread for more on that), but if I read it right, that would mean over $230 per burner which seems excessive. It does have the added benefit of a "controller" to initiate a reignition sequence, but I don't need all that. For me, if a strong wind blows out my pilot I want the pilot and burner valves to shutoff, that's it.

Here's the list of gas parts that I think I need for each automated burner (I'm not including the liquid-side PID, etc). To all you experts, does this look right? (Sawdustguy, kladue, and others come to mind):

66.32 Honeywell VR8200A2132 Link
5.40 LP Orifice 390686-1 Link
5.65 Natural Gas To LP Conversion Kit Link
3.95 24" Thermocouple Link
15.95 Honeywell Q314A4586 Pilot Burner Link
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97.27 Total

[Prices may vary]

Thanks for looking! Your comments and suggestions are much appreciated.

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Anyone want to sanity check this parts list?

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The part list and prices look right, you do not normally need the Orifice for the pilot or the LP conversion spring for the valve as it usually is included. A 75Va 24 volt transformer should complete the needed parts for a dual valve setup. You might check PEX supply for valve price and see if a combined order would save some on shipping and handling.

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Thanks kladue. I assumed that the valve came with a NG orifice which needed to be swapped out for the LP version. Are you saying that the orifice and the spring that come with it will work fine with LP?

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Thanks kladue. I assumed that the valve came with a NG orifice which needed to be swapped out for the LP version. Are you saying that the orifice and the spring that come with it will work fine with LP?

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I hope not, cuz I just spent $25 to have 3 of those orifices delivered.
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I hope not, cuz I just spent $25 to have 3 of those orifices delivered.
Wow I didn't see this before but apparently the conversion kit comes with it:

"Includes: Natural to LP Conversion Kit, One 1/2" x 3/8" reducer bushing, One 3/4" straight flange"

At the bottom of this page.

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The pilot burner also comes with the needed conversion orifice:

"Includes: 1/4 in. CC INLET FITTING. SPECIAL MOUNTING BRACKET WITH SCREWS FOR CONVERTING "B" BRACKET TO "A". and LP Orifice"

Which is at the bottom of this page.

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Thanks kladue. I assumed that the valve came with a NG orifice which needed to be swapped out for the LP version. Are you saying that the orifice and the spring that come with it will work fine with LP?

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Normally the pilot comes bagged with the LP orifice, and usually the gas valve has a spring and cap for change over to LP operation. Just remove old spring and cap and replace spring with heavier spring and new cap from package.
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Ahh, well since I didn't get the conversion kits I guess I'll still need them . I bught a 3rd in case I ever need another and don't want to pay $10 'handling' for a $5 part. It's impossible to find anything for propane in my neck of the woods. It's all natural gas or fuel oil in these parts.

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A 75Va 24 volt transformer should complete the needed parts for a dual valve setup.
I'm looking around for one of these now. Do I really need a 75Va? Seems a bit high maybe.

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Can I get away with a single 24 volt 40Va transformer to power both honeywell valves (VR8200A2132) ?

Transformer ratings are new to me, but if I'm calculating this correctly, based on what I've read the transformer size should be:
volts x load current x 125% (for startup factor)
or for each valve:
24V x .3A x 1.25 = 9Va
So I'm figuring 2 valves would be 18Va, making a 40Va transformer plenty, right?

Thoughts?

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