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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    But my original question was .... if you take off a 355k pilot valve , and replace it with a 160k , will it lower the gas flow to the main burner ?
    Yes, a valve rated at less than half the capacity will not flow as much gas at a given inlet pressure. Very similar to putting too small of a gas flex on a unit. It will restrict the flow.
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    What size orifice is in the burner? That might give you a clue of what the BTU rating is.
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