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Old 04-15-2013, 02:10 AM   #11
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Jun 2011
Chicago, IL
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I have been using NG for almost two years. I have 23 jets wok burner with 10jets pluged, with 13 running i have to reduce gas flow to maybe 30-40% during boil. Jets are 6in from the bottom of the keg
. Btw i love NG

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #12
Jan 2013
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So about to make my manifold for these burners. For natural gas did you use any type of regulator (short of a valve to adjust flame) ?

And same question for propane - If I kept these as is - Don't I need a regulator between line and tank?


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Old 05-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #13
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Natural gas is regulated coming into your home, so you just need to figure out how much to drill out the orifice. Make sure your manifold is at LEAST 1/2"
Propane is high pressure and needs to be regulated from the tank.
If you look am my profile I have a Pic. of my stand and how I ran lines.

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #14
Jan 2013
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perfect - I thought this was the case - thanks!!

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by JuanMoore View Post
Yep, sounds like you got it. The orifice you need to drill out is the brass piece that connects your gas line to the burner. Looks like this-

Here's a pic that shows the hole size difference between high pressure LP (left) and NG/low pressure (right)-

FWIW, 1/8" is kind of an average, and depending on your exact gas pressure you may find that you need a slightly different size orifice for optimal performance. Start small and work your way up, since it's much easier to enlarge the hole than it is to shrink it. I started with a wire size 35 drill bit, and ended up working my way up to a size 29, which is a couple steps larger than 1/8".

Also, depending on where you live the shipped price from agrisupply may not be the best. They have pretty high shipping charges to the west coast, and total shipped price here in AZ was actually cheaper through Amazon.
If 1/8'' is average, any idea what the commercial one on the right is?

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