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Old 05-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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I have read way to many post on this and cant get a straight answer..

Im going down the route of extreme automation, I do not want to have to watch my rig as I brew, (hardly) so that brings me to my question; What do I need to make it a "safe" system with pilots etc. I just purchased to banjo burners for starters.



 
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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Honeywell intermittent pilot kit. I don't have the part number handy at the moment but will post it tonight. Comes with almost everything you need.



 
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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That would be great! I want to monitor it on my computer as I work, so I don't want to worry about my rig blowing up.. I have plumbed gas before, but their have been multiple ways to do this.

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:47 AM   #4
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Y8610U4001

Q345A1313

Both are Honeywell part numbers. You need one set per burner. Additionally, you'll need a 24v power supply or transformer and a PID controller or temp controller of some sort for each burner. Ranco, Control Products, Auber, BCS-460/462, etc.
I think this combo, while not cheap, is the safest way to control a gas system. You never have a standing flame, and the valve will only open to allow gas flow if the thermocouple on the pilot burner senses heat.
Hope this is what you're looking for...

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:49 AM   #5
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Missed the part about remote monitoring. Sounds like this valve system and a BCS are exactly what you are looking for.
However, I must add that I would NEVER run a gas system remotely...

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:07 AM   #6
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Y8610U4001

Q345A1313

Both are Honeywell part numbers. You need one set per burner. Additionally, you'll need a 24v power supply or transformer and a PID controller or temp controller of some sort for each burner. Ranco, Control Products, Auber, BCS-460/462, etc.
I think this combo, while not cheap, is the safest way to control a gas system. You never have a standing flame, and the valve will only open to allow gas flow if the thermocouple on the pilot burner senses heat.
Hope this is what you're looking for...
This would still require a main gas valve/controller, yes? Presumably something from Honeywell for the familiarity? Is there a current favorite?

Cheers!

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:40 AM   #7
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What's the difference between my water heater and this running remotely?

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #8
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The Honeywell kit includes a valve. You'll need some plumbing fittings and some hose/gas lines but everything else is there.

I suppose nothing is different than your water heater. Good luck!

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:58 PM   #9
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This would still require a main gas valve/controller, yes?
Edit: That part number does include the valve.


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What's the difference between my water heater and this running remotely?
Your water heater has the flame fully contained. A burner under a kettle has a flame that is more exposed to contact with flammable objects. Proper pilot light controls are an important safety consideration, but you still need to attend the burner as with any other open flame.

Also, your water heater won't boil over onto the floor.

 
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:03 PM   #10
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i think this setup for the gas valves is what your looking for. just that controller needs to be the bcs-460 or 462.

click this link

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