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Old 01-23-2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default Main Gas Pipe to gas valve fitting?

I have three Gas valves with Propane conversion kits on them. I also have the 1/2" hard gas pipe I will be running with my Brutus build. My question is, the Propane burners that I have all have 1/4" male threads on them that are of a FINE threading. The outlet of the propane gas valve is a 1/2" female. Where do I find what I am looking for? LOL, what am I looking for? Thanks ahead of time, if you need a picture of what I'm talking about let me know. its a burner off of a bayou classic not a banjo.


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Old 01-23-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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I just did the same thing. I used 3/8" copper tubing with a 1/4" flare fitting on both ends. On the gas valve side I used a 1/4" flare x 1/2" male pipe adapter.

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Old 01-23-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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Fine thread brass fittings doesn't sound right.
Here are photos of the different components:





Which burners are you using? Which valves?
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The valves are brand new with 1/2" female ins/outs. The hose going into the burner looks just like the one to the right with the threaded brass nipple. I actually have two regulator hoses. Each of the hoses has the propane burner orifice on it that screws into the burner. The opposite end of that hose, I want to have go into the OUT gas valves. I took the regulator off of that end and am left with a Brass Male Thread, not female. Basically this is what I want my setup to do...

Propane tank - On/Off gas petcock - Propane Regulator - 1/2" gas main line - 2 Taps off main hardpiped into Gas valves IN - 1/2" Male Nipple OUT to Burners IN orifice.

The Nipple out to burners in is the connection I'm talking about, I see you have a 1/2" brass valve with a reducer on it. Where did you get the 2-female ended propane line and where did you get valve. I'll just have to return one of these burner regulators. I will adjust my burner pressures via the primary regulator and at the gas valves with a manometer.
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I see I only needed to look for the hoses on your online store but what about those valves?
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The valves are standard gas supply valves
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The yellow flex hose that you can get for appliances at Lowe's or Home Depot comes with 3/8" Flare to 1/2"MIP fittings on each end. It's also rated for less than 2psi. I used the one with the built in safety valve coming out of the Honeywell valves and used a 3/8" Flare to 1/4 FIP to connect to the burner.

Here's the valve connection:



and this is the connection going to the burner:

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Ok, I am still confused. Here is the connection that I have to go into my BG12 burners. The regulator hoses come with this burner orifice on them. I will be regulating the pressure twice, once at the propane tank via a regulator and the second time at the gas valve. I just want one fitting coming from my gas valve into the burner but cant figure out how to do that because of that tip on my hose. Do I have to use that tip or can I just go get one of the ones like you have shown screwed into your burner.
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Is the piece you took out of the regulator a flare fitting or standard pipe thread? Either way, you'd need a 1/2" MIP reduced to whatever size your fitting is coming out of your gas valve. I think that's what you're asking??

As far as your other* fitting goes, if you're going to use that hose, then it looks like you're stuck with that fitting as it's crimped onto your hose.


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