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Old 04-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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I would like to run two 60,000 BTU hurricane burners from one regulator and tank. Is this something that would work ok? Can I use the regulator that came with my first burner, it's a 1 psi reg. Or would i need to get another regulator that has adjustable pressure? kinda ignorant on propane. Thanks in advance good people.


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Old 04-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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Ya you'll need a higher pressure regulator for sure. Probably 15psi or greater. It's also nice to have the adjustment and room to turn it way up to get things going. I think I remember seeing one on the Homebrew finds site a few weeks ago.


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Old 04-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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You can but you have to have all the burners either high pressure or low pressure. If they aren't the same, one of them won't work well.
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You'll most likely need a new regulator, but not higher psi. Higher total flow.
Check to see what the total BTU capacity of the regulator is.
I use a Marshall 299 that can flow a total of 160000 BTU/hour. If you want to go nuts there are whole house regulators that flow 500000+ BTU/hour.

If you do this, put that tank in a bucket of water. I didn't do this my first time and the tank got so cold it froze to the driveway!
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On my old system I would run an sq-14 and a jet burner but the sq was low pressure. I took off the inlet from both regs, plumbed in a T with 1/4" pipe and connected that to the tank.
If I had both of them cranking at the same time it would frost my 100lb tank.


If you look closely you can see how I had the regulators t'd after the tank.
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i have 1 banjo burners on 1 reg, no problems and i have to turn down the valves on each burner. Are you sure you have a 1psi reg? 1psi is good for 30k BTUs, if you want 120k you'll need to get a high capacity reg. My info is solely from below so it could be wrong.

http://bayouclassicdepot.com/M5lph_p..._regulator.htm
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This is what i have

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/hurricane-burner.html


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