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Old 05-05-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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There are a lot of stands being built with the Love TS controllers with gas burners and pilot lights.

I just finished assembly this weekend on my stand with this setup and thought I would share a video of the Love switches in action so you can see them working.

If anyone in the planning stages has any questions, feel free.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4G61m9-I8Us


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Old 05-05-2008, 02:39 PM   #2
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Sweet! Great Job! I'll have to come by and check it out when come up to Arnesen's Rocky Point this winter for ice fishing.



 
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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Very cool! Thanks for posting that.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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Great looking job, nice to see that you have all the right components for a safe burner control system for your new system, hope this sets the standard for burner control.

 
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:04 PM   #6
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Well done! Make me want to tinker with my non-automated system.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:20 PM   #7
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where'd you find the pilot light assembly?

 
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where'd you find the pilot light assembly?
eBay. BASO is the brand name. Here are the ones i bought.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:20 PM   #9
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Great looking job, nice to see that you have all the right components for a safe burner control system for your new system, hope this sets the standard for burner control.
A follow up on this...

Was doing some testing last night. Put 5 gallons in the HLT, wanted to boil it, transfer it via pumps to get things cleaned up and make sure all my connections were tight. I also wanted to see what sort of wind I could brew in and maintain pilot lights and burners. Cold windy temps notwithstanding, I wanted to see what the pilots could hold up to.

I watched it for a while and temp was approaching 200. I went inside to refill my glass, when I came out I sat back in my chair and noticed the temp was still at 198. My control box indicated that the solenoid valve was still open (power indicator light was on), so I looked and the burner wasnt lit and the pilot was out. The pilot safety valve had closed off the gas and my burner went out.

It was a windy night and the safety valve did exactly what I wanted it to. I did have to open the pilot valve a little more to get a little stronger pilot, but after I did that, it lasted throughout my testing.

Lesson learned - If, no WHEN, you add a pilot safety valve get one with an adjustable pilot so you can increase the strength of the pilot if needed. Especially if you brew outside.
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Have you changed out the orifices in the pilot burners?, looks like they are the Nat. gas ones as the flame is yellow tipped.



 
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