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Old 11-18-2009, 10:37 PM   #21
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Do you have a picture of the existing Hotsy system? A link maybe.


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Old 11-18-2009, 10:49 PM   #22
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I downloaded the Hotsy Catalog and the LPG burner they show in parts looks like a Ring Burner that I've seen mentioned on the forum. Page 122 shows the LPG valves and Pilot Assy. and also the Honeywell Ignition Module.

The .pdf is too big to attach, but I can email if you want a look. PM or reply here.

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I uploaded it here;

http://cid-349f23f96f636b91.skydrive...omRichUpload=1

Hope it works, new trick for me.



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Old 11-18-2009, 10:53 PM   #23
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If it is a low pressure ring burner, then these valves will work up to the rated BTUs. Those ring burners can be orificed for either high or low pressure. I am not sure if you can drill them to make them compatible with low pressure gas???
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:54 PM   #24
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Do you have a picture of the existing Hotsy system? A link maybe.
I will see what I can come up with. The burner looks like a mushroom - it has a heavy steel tube, about the size of a TP roll, this is drilled out for the gas. On the top is a domed cap with a series of holes around the perimeter. When lit the flames come out these holes and form a wide and mighty flame.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:33 PM   #25
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this is the PID used, correct?

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=102

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That would be the one.
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Do you have a picture of the ignition assembly installed? Does it mount adjacent/under the burner. The wiring and plumbing diagram is great but is the sparking element inside the burner?
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Do you have a picture of the ignition assembly installed? Does it mount adjacent/under the burner. The wiring and plumbing diagram is great but is the sparking element inside the burner?
I don't have a picture, but you mount it close enough to lite the burner. It is not part of the burner.
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Anybody use this in a "Direct Spark" manner? Not having a pilot at all. Drawbacks?

I'm trying to decide if I need to plumb for pilots or just wire for Direct Spark. Seems like DS would be cleaner looking. But if they don't light as well not worth the tradeoff.
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While the direct spark is not hard to install the problem is the flame sensor needs at least 1/4" coverage by the flame at all times. This is easy for a one setting burner but if you turn the flame up and down it gets rather difficult to find a position that works at all settings. That is the advantage or the pilot, it runs with a constant flame that projects over one of the burner openings to light the burner, and is not affected by the various burner settings. Normal pilot flame is about 1" - 1 1/2" and rises at about a 45 degree angle from the pilot burner head, you can position the pilot slightly below the top of the burner and about 3/4" away from burner edge.


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