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Old 01-21-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
Jul 2011
Edmonton, AB
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I apologize if this has been covered, but can anyone comment on if there is a difference in the air shutter between the Banjo burner (BG-14), and the Hurricane?

I intend to buy the BG-14s and run then off of low pressure propane (Honeywell solenoids, new orifice etc), but I want to make sure I the shutter allows enough air into the mix off of lower pressure. Does anyone know if I will get a performance advantage in enlarging the openings to what looks like the stock Hurricane shutter?

Hurricane air shutter

BG-14 replacement shutter

BG-14 with stock shutter

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:26 AM   #2
May 2011
Stow, MA
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I'd be surprised if the two castings aren't identical.

As for the air shutter, the one shown as the "replacement" for the BG-14 looks identical to the ones on my Blichmann burners. I believe most folks are using BG-14s versus Hurricanes (though I could be wrong) and I haven't read of anyone modding or replacing their air dampers...


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Old 01-22-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
Mar 2011
Flourtown, PA
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I have BG-14's with the "replacement discs" you have pictured. The one thing I did swap out was that spring. It was useless. Replaced it with a spring washer, which holds the disc in position much better.

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