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Old 06-08-2012, 09:37 PM   #351
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Where did you get your rubber propane hose and acme nut from?
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:54 PM   #352
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I am confused about one thing, does the honeywell pilots have electronic ignition or is this manual?

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You have to light these pilots manually, either with a lighter or some other ignition source, once lit they will stay lit throughout your brew day (until you turn them off or run out of propane) and will fire your burners when they receive fuel.
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You have to light these pilots manually, either with a lighter or some other ignition source, once lit they will stay lit throughout your brew day (until you turn them off or run out of propane) and will fire your burners when they receive fuel.
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So a electric BBQ igniter with outputs to each pilot should work.
That is what I will plan for.

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So I think I am going to go LP until I actually buy a house which hopefully has either NG or I can go electric.

I didn't see in your build how you went from High Pressure Propane down to LP pressures. Did you use a
certain regulator to get it down to those pressures? On my High Pressure Propane to my BG-14 it is a 0-40psi
regulator. Also what are you using for fine tuning the flames? I was thinking about trying to incorporate needle
valves after the regulator.

One last question for now, how fast do you go through tanks?

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Old 06-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #355
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A Marshall 290 regulator will take you from tank pressure to 200,000 btus @ 11in watercolumn
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #356
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Where did you get your rubber propane hose and acme nut from?
How do you connect the propane tank and regulator if the regulator is hard plumbed on the stand?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #358
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Here's my shameless copy of JLandin's design. We did it with as much metal on-hand as we could, and without welding shut the gas manifold (1" pipe) instead, but it's looking great! this is the view from the back.

Yes, those are Seattle Seahawks colors! I'll post more pics and some specifics on changes I made once I get everything plumbed in and put together.

Thanks to all for being so open and helpful in these forums. this isn't possible without this site and its contributors.

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Old 10-17-2012, 10:28 PM   #359
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Default solenoid problems

I posted this is the 'automated brewing' subforum, but thought I'd post it here too since most of you have been using this exact model.

I can't get any gas through the VR8200 furnace valve. below is my post from yesterday:

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I've got pilot lights on the HLT and MT no problem, but I can't get the honeywell solenoids to fire when given 24 vac. I've taken readings at all the right spots in my build and gotten the right voltage (28vac coming off the 24V transformer I'm using) and things are wired properly.

I'm using this regulator at the tank http://www.tradezz.com/buy_3055290_L...-Regulator.htm sold at home depot under the brinkmann name. seems like everything should work fine, but I get no gas through the regulator at all upon the 24vac call for it.

the regulator is 11" WC which should be no problem... my BG14 burners have been converted to LP (the BK burner, which is just on a 1-30 psi regulator so I have some control works just fine) but I'm totally stumped at this point.
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Do you have a pilot burner and a thermocouple connected to the valve? Without a thermocouple to verify the pilot flame, the valve will not open. Also, do you have the off/pilot/on knob set to on?
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