Banjo Burner problems - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Banjo Burner problems
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-25-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
kpburns
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4


Ok I need some help. I have 3 banjo burners connected to Ĺ black pipe and with a ball value connected to each burner via a yellow gas lines. I have a Bayou Classic 30 PSI Propane Regulator kit. All new construction.

http://bayouclassicdepot.com/5hpr30-...ulator-kit.htm

When I open the tank slowly to full and light one burner I get a high yellow flame. I have tried adjusting the regulator and I havenít been able to get a good blue flame. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

Thanks for your help.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 02:32 AM   #2
day_trippr
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Stow, MA
Posts: 16,364
Liked 2649 Times on 1999 Posts


Have you tried adjusting the air shutter? I typically have the shutters on my banjos set around half open to get a nice blue flame...

Cheers!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 03:11 AM   #3
disney7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Maryville, TN
Posts: 397
Liked 58 Times on 40 Posts


You have to close the regulator completely and then open the tank valve. Then you can start opening the regulator and light the burner.

Any other combination seems to produce weird results (like you're getting) for me. I generally run the shutters wide open.

I

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 03:20 AM   #4
kladue
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Turner, Oregon, Oregon most of the time now
Posts: 2,305
Liked 53 Times on 47 Posts


Did you replace the brass fitting shipped with the burner?, if so then the high pressure orifice fitting needs to go back in. Without a restriction in the gas flow you will have 2-3 foot flames because the hardware store flare to pipe adapter has a 1/4" hole instead of a 1/16" hole like the high pressure jet does.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 03:28 AM   #5
sofraj
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Morgantown, WV
Posts: 5


If all is installed properly then it's a simple as twisting the air flow adjuster on the burner. Grab a pair of work gloves, light the burner then twist until you get blue flame.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 03:39 AM   #6
disney7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Maryville, TN
Posts: 397
Liked 58 Times on 40 Posts


The orifice valves that came with mine worked fine with the 30 psi regulator and a propane tank.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:32 PM   #7
kpburns
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by kladue View Post
Did you replace the brass fitting shipped with the burner?, if so then the high pressure orifice fitting needs to go back in. Without a restriction in the gas flow you will have 2-3 foot flames because the hardware store flare to pipe adapter has a 1/4" hole instead of a 1/16" hole like the high pressure jet does.
I didn't change the brass fitting. I am using the one that it was shipped with. Is it possible the brass fitting that came with the burner is low pressure? Would that cause this problem?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:33 PM   #8
chumpsteak
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Meridian, ID
Posts: 853
Liked 96 Times on 79 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by disney7 View Post
You have to close the regulator completely and then open the tank valve. Then you can start opening the regulator and light the burner.

Any other combination seems to produce weird results (like you're getting) for me. I generally run the shutters wide open.

I
I agree with this.
__________________
Well lucky you, the devil made you look....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #9
kpburns
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4

Ok following the suggestions above I now have the first burner working great.

However, as soon as I open the valve on the second burner to light it I lose almost all pressure on the first. Even if I shut off the valve on the second burner I can’t regain pressure on the first unless I shut off the valve on the tank and reopen and relight.

Is this due to not having the correct pressure on the adjustable regulator?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #10
disney7
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Maryville, TN
Posts: 397
Liked 58 Times on 40 Posts


I just get the first one burning well and then open the valve for the second burner and light it quickly. This takes the first burner down a little, but opening the regulator a little more takes care of it.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone selling a banjo burner stand without the burner?? jphebbie2 Equipment/Sanitation 1 11-28-2012 01:50 AM
BAYOU BURNER Kick A Banjo Burner Plus KAB6 BMWMK2 For Sale 1 09-06-2012 05:00 AM
Company selling banjo burner stand w/out burner? GNBrews Equipment/Sanitation 9 06-25-2012 05:04 PM
Conversion from Turkey Fryer burner to Banjo Burner brewfeller Equipment/Sanitation 1 07-31-2011 11:25 AM
Propane 32 tip burner vs. Banjo Burner/ Hurricane Half-wheel-hell Equipment/Sanitation 3 11-22-2009 12:05 PM


Forum Jump