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A source for gas burner orifices

Mad Dog
Mad Dog Member Posts: 2,595
we could drill out. Like the ones that comes with Carlin Conversion burners. Anyone have a source. Thanks in advance. Mad Dog

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  • Tony_8
    Tony_8 Member Posts: 608
    Sid Harvey's

    used to have them. I bought so many I haven't needed to buy any for 8 yrs or so :)
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Mad Dog,

    You could use Timmies method.... Buy a orifice drill kit and.... You better let HIM explain the rest. I know how but won't be able to explain it well enough. Chris
  • Bob Harper
    Bob Harper Member Posts: 1,026
    to drill or not to drill

    but if you're going to, in addition to Anderson-Forrester, you can also get them along with a ton of HVAC related goodies through the John L Leavey Co. at www.hvactool.com

    We teach not to drill orifices because:
    a) they are supposed to be precision machined
    b) burrs can cause noise or sooting
    c) if there's an Ooops!, somebody will do all they can to blame your drilling job. Frankly, with orifices so cheap, why not stock a bunch common to the applianes you service most often and pass the cost on to the consumer. What's worse--pay a high initial price for an orifice or paying for the trip back from the parts store or office? IMHO,Bob
  • Mad Dog
    Mad Dog Member Posts: 2,595
    Thanks guys.......yeah Noel

    That Anderson forrester website is very impressive. I went two the two "top" heating supplies on Long Island, and they didn't know what the heck I wanted. Thanks. Mad Dog

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  • Paul_28
    Paul_28 Member Posts: 113
    gas burner orifices

    Why does a gas burner orifice go bad??
  • Matt Fundamentals of Gas

    class I gave you a Anderson Forrester catalog. You can order direct from them.
  • Bob Harper there

    are so many different configurations of orifices for equipment it is tough to carry a reasonably workable stock of same. I have a box that contains 1,500 different orifices that I have accumulated over the lst 40 years. All of them have either drastic differences to some that are very similar. It is a very difficult part of this business along with all the different pilots and pilot orifices.

    It has been my practice to drill out orifices over the years and it has served me well. I teach it in my classes and withthe right tools it gives a nice even "hole" with out any after affects. Training is the name of the game otherwise you are just a loose cannon waiting to hurt someone.
  • Bob Harper
    Bob Harper Member Posts: 1,026
    the party line

    Timmie, I understand your practical side of the issue. I am speaking as a mfr.s rep. and instructor for a national certification program so I cannot afford to be a hippocrite and condone drilling since we condemn it.

    As with anything, the best insurance against the damn lawyers is to do it right. No Ooops!-no lawyers. If you have the proper tools and training and are conscientitious (and we know Timmie certainly fits that bill), then I'd say you are far safer than with some units as they come from the factory. The ultimate "safety", whatever that word means, is determined by the last man in. Whether it be a guy on the line in the factory or a tech in the field, the one that's on his toes is and always will be your best protection against problems.

    Timmie, you always seem to know where to strike that balance btw "the correct way" and living in a real world. Keep up fighting the good fight buddy!
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    for the most part our conversions were from nat gas to lp

    in our area,and as my thoughts are wrapped around backwards as it were ,i would think that you could get the correct size orrifice and drill and procedure from a lp appliance/service maint/supply company in your area.
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