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As I see it, what you needed or were looking for is a needle control valve, and with that size of burner somethining like the 250 listed at TejasSmokers on their fittings/valves page.

What you ended up with, is controlling what appperas to be a  low pressure burner with a adjustable pressure regulator. Now that is fine up to a point, but when you are running with higer output, like the pic with the high flame, you are not getting enough air for a clean burn. Yes you get more heat, and also more soot. Also you will burn alot more gas, a lot more ineffieciently, costing you more money per BTU gain. Now the cost might not be a big factor, but I wonder about the soot? One wants a blue clean burning flame,,,then the soot is eliminated.  Otherwise one needs to open up the venturi for more air intake.

 

Just food for thought.

Dave

 

post #22 of 22
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Thanks for the Website, they have some interesting parts there. However, I don't foresee me ever using a flame that high. That was just for illustration. There is an adjustment on the cast iron burner itself that I can fool with. I'll know more this week since we have a Pork Butt planned for on Thursday.

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