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mburg
mburg Member Posts: 46
I was working on a cast iron boiler with cast burners. Some of the holes on the burners towards the end of the manifold where not igniting gas out of them. I checked the gas pressure as well as the orifices. All was okay any thoughts on why some of the burners where not completely igniting?

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  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
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    Some of us who have serviced gas burners on commercial kitchen stoves find that the CI burners have their ports obstructed with rust and grease. We found that there is a specific drill size so we hogged out the rust from the obstructed holes with the proper sized drill, and they then worked fine. Same with gas burners.
    Gordy
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546
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    Take burners out, and clean them. Check as Ice points out holes for rust.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
    edited November 2014
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    Make it your final step to wash them off with HOT water and them make sure they're dry before re-installing them. An air compressor with a nozzle is a good way to get all of the water out of them.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • mburg
    mburg Member Posts: 46
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    All the ports are completely clear
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
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    Is it natural or LP gas?
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
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    Ironman said:

    Is it natural or LP gas?

    It works on LP. That's the only thing I ever worked on. Except for some really cruddy locally manufactured gas with a BTU or around 400 BTU's per cubic foot. The holes needed to be as big as you could get them.
  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
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    They may look clear but they are not or gas would come out of them. Might be a spider web down there that you can't see.