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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:02 am
by aleguy
1/8" should work. Your burner apertures are smaller than that. The only thing that worries me is the label in the photo says 24 VDC. But it has 3 wires like all the 120 VAC valves, so I think you'll be fine.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:12 am
by yeastmeister
Agreed. The label is a little strange. But if that is really the front of the drive, it should work. Its a normally closed valve according to ASCO, so thats what you want.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:20 am
by thebuddrik
You might not have any problems but I would never use 1/8.
When we used these types of valves off shore we never used valves that small. 1/8 NPT (national pipe thread) is the thread size but it actually refers to the internal diameter of the pipe. These valves are not ball valves (capable of full open 1/8) , they are more like needle valves. The internal orifice is much smaller than 1/8. I think that this valve would limit the size burner that you could use. I am not positive but I was always under the impression that in a propane system you wanted ample pressure and volume sitting at your orifice. I would be worried if you used a bayou burner or any other type of high output burner you would have issues.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:42 pm
by aleguy
It's basically the same valve I have, just smaller pipe size. I bet the internal holes are the same size. Redtail has been using the two I gave him with no problems whatsoever. Just remember it has a gas in and gas out side. It may not matter, but I would put them in in the right direction just in case.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:26 pm
by triple-oh_six
I stickied this b/c it's a good reference, .........that is all.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:05 am
by aleguy
:D :D :D

PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:21 am
by redtail28
The valves on my stand are 1/4 npt
they work great.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:05 am
by GuitarLord5000
What's the story on these pilots? They are pilots for jet burners, but it doesn't say whether it's for propane or natural gas. Or does it not matter for pilots? There's not much in the way of info on their website. ... AP002&tpc=

What are your thoughts?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:48 am
by yeastmeister
I used to use those, I had problems sealing the gas line to the bottom of the jet burner. Eventually, I went with these

And have no problems anymore.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:08 am
by aleguy
Pilots usually come with jets for both natural gas and propane. Just make sure you have the right one in when you install it.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:00 pm
by aleguy
Updated all links 07/14/2011

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:29 pm
by aleguy
I spent the better part of six years studying in detail every brew stand that was built in the DYS. And in many other clubs besides. I watched and learned. Not only from the great and brilliant ideas of many members, but also the many, and sometimes costly, mistakes. From these observations, I have distilled my guidelines as you see them at the top of this thread. Take them or leave them. They represent the genius and experience of a great many people. They are mine only because I wrote them down.