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  1. #1
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    Does anyone know how many btuh a standing pilot flame uses.
    I can't clock the meter because I only work with propane.
    To be specific, lets say its a vent free fireplace insert logset 35000 btu.
    An approximation would be good enough.

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    pilot burner input BTU/hr

    regular std pilots burn ~600-1,200 BTU/hr.

    However, VF pilots being ODS have special requirements which usually, depending upon mfr., results in an input of 1,200-1,600 BTU/hr.

    BTW, to clock an LP appliance, you can get a regular meter for NG and clock LP. You'll need the conversion factor from the meter mfr.. Mine requires I multiply the reading x 0.64, then complete the calculations. Also, the meter must be temperature compensating--about $120.00.

    Another way is to have the tank filled, burn for a period, refill, then do the arithmetic. Works only if this is the only appliance on the tank and it will take about a month to get an accurate reading if pilot only.
    HTH,

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    Thanks.

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