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Pitco 45C-S propane fryer is igniting in the gap below the burners

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Hi there.
Your unit is probably receiving low gas pressure, make sure that the incoming gas pressure complies with the rated as shown on nameplate.
Or your gas valve has leak on main valve if the small flame is visible on burner orifice after the cut-off.
Regards.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

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SOURCE: converting a pitco frialator from natural gas to propane

you need to change the pressure regulator,burner orfices and possibly the gas valve.goto northernparts.com and type in the model of the fryer for propane

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Sorry to break this to you but all pitco fryer model numbers start with an S, please make sure what manufacture this fryer is made by.

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Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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i had this trouble with a different fryer. We had lpg instead of natural gas. check youre using the correct gas.

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SOURCE: burner doesn't ignite

did you check to see if the knob on the gas valve is set to on?

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: want to convert pitco frialator model 14 from gas to propane

I agree - What everyone fails to tell you about conversion from Natural Gas to Propane -
1 - Take your time -
2 - The parts you get may be to many
3 - If you are going to use the unitl out-side - Wind is not your friend -
4 - While 20lb tanks will work - 60lb tanks are the best
I have found that only 70% of the gas in a 20lb tank will be used - the Amount of preasure / volumne decreases as the tank gets empty - a gas grill will empty a tank - a Deep Fryer (I have a Pitco 14 and 35c) will not - therefore, 60lb tanks
5 - Also, a 3/8 hose and connections will work, but 1/2 hose and connection work better - especially with a 60lb tank
6 - Find a good welder supply store to work with to get the hoses and adapters - Stay away from Lowes, Home Depot and other Box Stores - They are ok for most things, but not this project - Pay the extra money for the right stuff.

1 - Have 3/8, 7/16 and 1/2 wrenches - Open and Box style
2 - A very good philips and slotted screw-driver
3 - Remove the Front Door and Front Panel
4 - Remove the Burners - Be careful - they are heavy and if dropped, they do crack
5 - The orfices for the burners are simple to change
6 - The Gas Regulator on the Control valve is simple - not easy to get to, but simpe to change - and make sure it is tight, (so it does not leak) but not to tight - it can craxk
7 - The silver thimbel - it is a atomizier for the pilot - is also easy to replace, but hard to get to - don't bend the gas tube to much and be carefull removing the old one - it is jamed into the pilot
8 - Wind - IS NOT YOUR FRIEND - If outside, you need to cover the left, back and right side from wind - it will push the gas out of the burner (at the orfice) and into the cabinet and it will "POP" with gas - the orfices will have little flames on them - very yellow and very bad -

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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