Originally Posted by Patirck
1. About three out of four times when I turn on the burner via the BCS, the Honeywell valve does not turn on but makes a fairly loud buzzing sound. The other time it works fine. I have checked the electrical connection as best I can with my el cheapo multi meter and it is getting power. I've tried recycling the power but it still seems to make the buzzing sound about twice as often as it just lights up.
2. I can't seem to get the right fuel air mixture for the burners. I get a tall sooty yellow flame with almost no blue in it. !
1- This is the sound of you destroying your valve.
Not trying to sound like a jerk but that valve is designed to run at 11"WC =.5 PSI. If you continue to use a high pressure regulator you will certainly ruin your valves if you have not all ready.
2. You will never get the right mixture at the incorrect pressure.
Solution - You need the following
Low pressure propane orifice in your burners (contact manufacturer they have them)
Convert Honeywell valves to propane with the included cap and spring that comes with them per instructions. Tighten all the way in then back out 1 turn do not force it tight or you will damage it. The threads are plastic.
Verify your pilot burners are for low pressure propane and have the correct orifice installed.
Add the total BTU's of your three burners running on propane and acquire a low pressure propane regulator large enough to supply the BTU's you require.
**If you are not fully understanding the fundamentals of high verses low pressure I would seek professional assistance. Based on your post above I highly recommend it. Your local propane suppliers have qualified technicians that may be able to drill your existing orifices to the correct size and be able to supply you with the correct regulator.