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Old 02-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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Ok, I've research, read, researched, read and just cant figure out one of my last issues before using my newly assembled rig.

I have followed and read many of the transformer problems on here, I have 24vac at the valves.

In manual mode it appears the valves open completely and I have about a 36" bright orange flame from the burners.

In automatic mode the valves seem to cycle on/off (audible contact clicks), when they are on, its full flames just like manual, when they're off it goes down to just the pilot light.

Do these valves modulate at all or is it just full on or full off?


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Old 02-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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if you are using the same honeywells as everyone else they dont modulate, they are on/off only. Also you will probably want to run your pid in on/off mode. Do you have needle valves between the honeywell and the burner? This is where you would adjust the flame size.


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Old 02-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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I don't have needle valves. Thought I bought everything I needed hahaha. At least it isn't a redesign of the rig.

Ok, I'll go back into the setting and change it to on/off. Just curious what that setting is and what it does.

Thank you for your help.

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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im still working on mine so I cant tell you exactly. But in simple terms when used as a full function PID, it is designed to cycle on and off as it gets closer to the desired temp. This is fine for a heating element but not for the honeywell valve. Im sure someone will come in and explain this much better than me.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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I use this to control the flame
http://www.brewershardware.com/Valve...or-BURN10.html
the PID functions in the on/off mode, +- .3 works best for me

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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Ah, ok. I do have 2 manual SOVs mounted on the front between the pumps. I will use them for now while I look for needle valves I can mount on the back and set/forget.

Thanks again for your help.

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #7
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I use this to control the flame
http://www.brewershardware.com/Valve...or-BURN10.html
the PID functions in the on/off mode, +- .3 works best for me
I ordered 2 needle valves, opinions on needing an burner jet too or will a needle valve at each burner suffice?

I read a thread on another brewing site about a guy not being able to get nice blue flames and it came down to not having a burner jet

 
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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the needle valve is all I need, I adjust to get those nice blue flames. Generally I keep the air vent wide open but you might have to play with that too to get exactly what you want.

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:39 AM   #9
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Once again HBT helped a brother out.


Thank you!!


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