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Old 06-17-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Hey recently bought two blichmann burners, both are having the same problem
, both seem like there not getting enough air, on both the intakes have to be fully open to get a blue flame i have blown both out with an air compressor cant see any blockage, followed the instructions even watched the blichmann video on youtube, if i try and close the air intake no matter what the gas setting is it gives me huge orange flames, should i contact them? or is there something i am missing here

any help would be awesome, i have used these before with great results, but finally got around to buying one for myself, they are just way too expensive to have any issues


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Old 06-17-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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Are you using the original gas orifice and regulator with each of these burners?
What is your gas source?

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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Are you using the original gas orifice and regulator with each of these burners?
What is your gas source?

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yeah the regulators that came with them, propane tanks
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If you have a blue flame with the shutters open. Why are you closing them? Starve the burner of air, you will get a sooty, yellow flame.
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If you have a blue flame with the shutters open. Why are you closing them? Starve the burner of air, you will get a sooty, yellow flame.
i am not fully closing them the problem is that i have to have them fully open to achive a blue flame, my buddies you only have to have open maybe 1/4 turn and that is what blichmann recommends. Having to leave them open all the way is not allowing me to fine tune the burner... its all or nothing basically
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Is it possible you are tripping the ACME valve in the regulator? Are you starting the whole thing off with the regulator fully closed before slowly opening the tank valve, then slowly opening the regulator?

fwiw, I've been using a pair of Blichmann burners on propane with the factory regulators for years. Both my BK burner and HLT burners have their air dampers set to 50% open. I can't remember the last time I fiddled with either of them...

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The burners are simple, so it's probably an issue of how you're adjusting your propane. Are you adjusting the regulator, burner and orifice all at the same time?

I'd give it lots of gas at the regulator (not the tank, just go ahead and open that), open that to a trickle at the burner and then start closing your orifice a bit from wide open. If it starves, try giving it more gas at the burner and see if you can get blue tips. Short blue tips are hotter then you'd think, you don't need 2" of flame jumping out of the burner.

Just work the orifice and the burner valve until you get a happy medium. As said above, once you set it you can Ronco forget it.


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