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Offline rgambatesa

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Need help plumbing the gas line on my 10" banjo burners
« on: February 03, 2017, 07:06:10 PM »
I am building a new brew cart.  I am using (2) 10" BANJO Burners for the HLT and BK.  The fitting on the end of the burner appears to be a 3/8" flare.  I was planning to run a piece of 1/2" black pipe across the cart with a couple of valves.  What is the best way to convert the 3/8" flare to 1/2" NPT?  I need to take into account that these are high pressure burners; some of the fittings that I have looked at are not rated for high pressure.  I would like to come out of the burner with an elbow if possible but I have not been able to find a 3/8" female flare elbow or much of any 3/8" female flare fittings at all.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions or sources for fittings.

Thanks!


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Re: Need help plumbing the gas line on my 10" banjo burners
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 09:35:29 PM »
The issue you may be dealing with is that high pressure has different meanings in different contexts.  5 psi, the pressure of regulator for many high pressure propane regulators, is not considered high pressure generally. 

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Re: Need help plumbing the gas line on my 10" banjo burners
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 02:42:40 PM »
I used a flexible gas line for a chimney/fireplace got them at Menards. I've had no issues.

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Re: Need help plumbing the gas line on my 10" banjo burners
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 09:11:42 PM »
I would say Nero has it about right.  I would also add my usual advice on gas- if at all possible get a hold of a test rig and test it with compressed air before using it.  Properly assembled gas systems are great- improperly assembled systems are bombs.

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Re: Need help plumbing the gas line on my 10" banjo burners
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 01:19:19 AM »
Make sure you use the yellow gas line thread tape,  or a plumbing gas rated thread seal paste.   I use a brand called pro dope.   Sold at home depot, but your high pressure,  is only high pressure for Propane,  like 30 psi Max,  but all your brass, copper  black or galvanized fitting will be rated for 60psi or greater.
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Re: Need help plumbing the gas line on my 10" banjo burners
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 04:42:00 AM »
If you're still looking for fittings, let me know what you need. I sell this stuff when I'm not brewing. AKA my job.
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