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14Oct/12Off

New Fire Pit Pages and Updates

As we develope new pages and updates on the site at Grill-Repair.com we will always let you know what is growing and/or changing.

With the cooler season upon us the weather is getting beautiful here in Florida with cooler temperatures, dryer air and all-day-long breezes.  This is the best time of the year to be outdoors.

We updated and changed all of the pages on the site with wood burning fire pits.  Most of our real work goes into the custom fire pit kits and the total custom fire pits we manufacture but we also stock some fire pits that are mass produced.  These are simple to use right out of the box and do not have all the confusing gas lines, safety valves, thermocouples and intricate igniters that the gas fire pits have.

We updated or added about a dozen pages and they are all accessible from this page online:

http://www.grill-repair.com/firepit.html

We are also adding a lot of new information regarding the gas kits for manufacturing custom fire pits and will post a notice once those are completed.  Right now we are setting up the fire pits and shooting video to show the differences.  Last year we finally committed to never using the RealFyre/Firemagic gas fire pit kits we have been using for about 8 years now.  We are just having too many problems with them.  These fire pit kits are extraordinarily east to use, simple to build in and nice for the home owner because there is nothing else to buy; the kit has everything at a very low price.  However, there are better kits out there with better flame patterns and heavier ignition, more insulated control boxes and better flames from the ring burners.

The problem has always been that the cost is about $350 more expensive for the other fire pit kit.  Over the past year we have had to accept that the less expensive kit is just asking for problems with the valve and the ignition down the road.  We only sell high-quality products made in the US so we’re not talking about the kind of cheap knock-off you’ll find at the local super-retail mega-store but even among the high-end solutions there are better products and less expensive products.

We have had to accept that the lower prices gas fire pits have serious problems with longevity.  We have also had to accept that a standard barbecue tank using a 5 gallon LP cylinder is not going to ever produce the flames home owners expect.  Even when we explain how the gas line and rates of vaporization affect the performance of the fire pit the home owner will still make the less expensive choice while expecting the more expensive solution.

The firemagic solution is still the better plan for a portable LP tank but for better flames and better controls we are bringing in fire pits that are usually not sold at the retail level but are made available to manufacturers to install into their own products.  We will be making these fire pit kits available online just as we have always had them available here in south Florida.  The results are dramatically better and we are not dismantling valves and controls to get the results as we have been doing.

http://www.grill-repair.com/firepit.html

 We will continue to update this page as the changes are added.
13Oct/12Off

Propane Tank Conversion Adapter Page Added.

New Page Added for POL to QCC connection on LP cylinders.

Propane tank pol to qcc adapter page

As we add new pages the the site at Grill-Repair.com we will leave a post on the blog site for every page added.  This was if customers need to locate a specific replacement part or fire pit or fore place they can always use the search box in the blog to locate information about the replacement parts on the site.

Today we added a page showing details and explanations for using an adaptor that converts a POL connection to a QCC connection.

There are 3 major types of connections although 2 of these connections are going extinct.  Wehave always had conversion parts for the quick-connect gas line fitting used by Weber and several other barbecue companies.  Today we added a conversion that attaches to the tank valve.

Look at your propane tank and look at the valve on the tank where you attach your hose and regulator.  Notice the cylinder valve is threaded inside the connection and outsode the connection.  The inner threads are the POL connection.  The thick outer threads are the QCC connection.

When the federal guidelines became mandatory several years ago manufacturers of propane cylinders had to add safety features into every propane tank made to be used by residential home owners.  Of course this made the tanks more expensive to test and to fabricate.  As a result of this there have been subtle changes to the LP cylinders and one of these changes is the standardization of the QCC connection.

In the islands and in south and central America the rules are not closely enforced so a lot of barbecue tanks are still using the older connections and the tanks only have the inner thread connection (POL).  As these grill owners repair their barbecues they will eventually have to purchase a new hose and regulator.  The problem is the new hse and regulator is going to come with a large QCC handwheel that threads onto the the thick outer threads whereas their old hose and regulator connected to the propane cylinder using the finer inner threads on the valve.

If the tank is so old it does not have the QCC heavy threads the customer has to either buy a new tank or buy the adapter.  This adapter threads into the older connection by screwing into the inner threads on the LP tank.  Once the adapter is connected it leaves the new connection extended from the tank valve so the thicker QCC threads are available.  The conversion adapter also has POL threads inside the QCC fitting so the older regulators can also be used with the older tank once the conversion adapter has been attached to the tank.

The adapter comes with a black plastic grip threaded into the POL threads.  Attach the adapter to the inner threads of your propane cylinder by using a wrench to grip this plastic grip.  Once the adapter is tightened to the tank the plastic grip will detach from the tension of tightening.  Unfortunately it is very difficult to remove this adapter from the LP tank once it is attached.

propane tank conversion fitting

this adapter converts propane tank connection from inner thread to inner or outer thread connection

Most customer who contact us for this adapter need to convert a LP tank in central or south America or in the Caribbean islands.  New propane tanks are too expensive there to implement the safety features we have in the tanks we use here but it is now too expensive to find a hose and regulator with the old connections because the QCC connections are being mass produced.  A hose and regulator today costs double what is costs only 5 years ago and LP tanks are almost double.  It is less expensive for a customer to buy a new hose and regulator with an adapter than it is to buy and ship a whole new LP tank.

Details about this conversion adapter fitting with images and the ability to purchase this item are available : here.

Other conversion adapters and hoses, regulators, timers, shut-off valves, orifices and any other gas fittings are available here.

 

Any other information or questions please contact Majestic Grill Parts at

http://www.grill-repair.com

954.247.4552 (954-2-GRILL-2).

 

 

 

6Oct/12Off

Infrared Cooking With The Steamer Accessory.

Infrared Cooking With The Steamer Accessory.

infrared grill steamer cooking lobster tails

Infrared grilling with Steamer Cooking Lobster Tails

When the TEC infrared grill burner was invented the idea of grilling — the idea of cooking — changed.  With the ability to grill with temperatures exceeding 1000 degrees our backyard steaks, burgers and fish took on new and exciting flavors.  High quality restaurants also started using infrared burners to quickly sear meats and lock flavor in grilled steaks and fish filets.   Anyone who has eaten from or grilled on an infrared gas grill knows the intense direct heat saves a lot of time and a lot of flavor.

What happens when we’re cooking food that is not best grilled with a direct high heat?  Are our high-quality gas grills suddenly useless?  Absolutely not!

I have been grilling with high temperature infrared grills for about 10 years.  I love the grill T-bone steaks, New York Strips, Swordfish, Tuna and even hamburgers and hot dogs.  I also cook a lot of foods that are not best cooked at one-thousand degrees.

The image above shows the Steamer Accessory in my infrared grill.  Inside the steamer basket are four Maine Lobster tails.

Steamer Tool for Infrared gas grills

Infrared burner heating water for using the Steamer Tool.

My infrared grill is not a hybrid with an infrared burner and a convectional, or blue-flame burner for lower temperatures.  My grill is all infrared because ninety percent of the time I use my grill I am grilling with the high and intense heat that only an infrared burner can supply.  The steamer accessory is being supported by the front and back of the grill fire box so the bottom of the steamer is less than one inch from the bright orange infrared burner as seem in this image.

The Seamer tool designed for use with the infrared grill is basically a 304 stainless steel rectangular pot.  Within the pot there is a flat plate that sits about two inches off the bottom of the steamer.  This allows water to be filled up to the tray which is covered with small holes to allow heat and steam above the tray.  The steamer basket cannot drop into the water because the flat tray keeps water below and any food or the basket above the water line.

As the infrared heat boils the water in the bottom of the pan the food in the basket that is above the inner tray becomes surrounded by hot steam.  The Steamer also has a Stainless lid to hold heat and steam inside the steamer cavity. This way as the infrared burner heats the water, the water vaporizes into steam which rises into the closed compartment with our food.  In this case Lobster tails.

For my own infrared-steamed lobster tails I dropped about 3 table spoons of old bay seasoning into the water. This is usually really awesome and spicy for a boil — which I also cook in my infrared steamer — but will cause a more subtle seasoning in a steam cook.  I leave the water on the hot grill with the infrared burner turned to a setting in between low and medium for about 15 minutes until I see a lot of steam.

I add the lobster tails to the steamer basket and as quickly as possible I remove the lid, drop-in the basket and replace the lid.  Moving rapidly is important because I want to lose as little steam as possible but I also want to wait until the heat is as hot as possible because the faster the meat cooks the less tough it will become.  If I add the lobseter tails to the steamer on the grill too early they will not be as tender when they cook.

Lobster cooks very fast with the shells turning color on Maine lobster tails because of the iodine content.  Once the lobster tails are in the infrared steamer they will be ready to wrap in less than ten minutes.  I remove the basket, grab the tails with grilling tongs and wrap the pate with aluminum foil so the vaporized water and moisture cannot escape.

Although it is very tasty to grill lobster on an infrared grill and it is possible that anything that can be steamed can also be grilled on an infrared grill burner it is a lot of fun to use my infrared grill for different kinds of cooking.  I have this grill because of the high heat but I also use the grill for a lot of other kinds of cooking.  Steamed crawfish, lobster and steamed vegetables are all very fast and very flavorful with the Steamer accessory on our infrared gas grill.

 

3Oct/12Off

DCS BBQ Grill Design And The Parts That Make Them Legendary.

DCS -- Dynamic Cooking Systems has been manufacturing  the highest quality gas BBQ grills for over twenty years!  Fully featured grills that offer professional performance and amazing flavor.  Have you owned a barbeque where your were always trying to find the hot spots?  DCS grills allow you to control the heat of your grill as precisely as any oven or broiler.  The ceramic radiant design conducts heat evenly and radiates to create a searing surface when turned to the higher position.  Without infrared burners, DCS gas grills can get hot enough to sear a steak perfectly locking in moisture and flavor.  Larger models come standard with a dedicated smoker burner for low heat smoking for several hours if necessary.

Precision ported, U-shaped 304 stainless steel gas burners are rated at 25,000 btu’s.  Ceramic rod radiants conduct heat for even distribution and searing temperatures.  Halogen lighting, heavy-duty infrared rotisserie, dedicated smoker and convex/concave reversible grates come together to maintain flavor and function with the patented grease management system.  For many years DCS has been one of the best gas barbecue grills money can buy.

DCS gas barbeque grill features perfect heat distribution radiant rods
DCS gas barbeque grill features perfect heat distribution radiant rods

Like many American made gas grills, DCS is made with 18 gauge 304 stainless steel.  Stainless steel with the designation of 304 is generally warranted for the lifetime of the purchaser, even outdoors.  However, many of us — and I am certainly guilty — spend a lot of money on a well made product and then fail to properly maintain the product once a few years have passed.

If cleaned a few times a year, a DCS grill will provide reliable grilling for decades and I personally know many customers who can attest to this fact.  However, I also know a bunch of people who have spent a lot of money on their gas grill eight to ten years after the date of purchase.

DCS gas grill replacement parts are available here and DCS gas grill user manuals are also available.  If you find your grill needs some replacement parts, do yourself a favor and read the manual.  Go through the parts lists and familiarize yourself with the proper cleaning techniques so you do not have to purchase replacement parts again.

dcs grill parts replacement stainless steel burner
dcs grill parts replacement stainless steel burner

This DCS replacement burner comes with the necessary mounting fixtures and air vent on the venturi.  Our stainless steel replacement gas burner for DCS gas grills will fit any of the DCS models that used stainless steel burners.  Older BGB30 models and the newer BGB36 and BGB48 all can use this replacement grill burner to replace DCS gas burners that are no longer functional.

cast iron replacement gas grill burner for dcs bbq
cast iron replacement gas grill burner for dcs bbq

Cast Iron replacement burner replaces DCS barbeque models over five years old when the transition to stainless steel burners was made.  Replacement burner ships with air vent on venturi.

smaller cast iron replacement burner fits dcs gas grill
smaller cast iron replacement burner fits dcs gas grill

This cast iron replacement burner fits older model DCS grills before stainless steel grill burners were used.  The smaller cast iron replacement burner fits several model of twenty-seven inch DCS grills that have been discontinued.  Parts for these grills have become scarce but this burner fits these models perfectly.

dcs replacement grill parts radiant tray holds ceramic rods
dcs replacement grill parts radiant tray holds ceramic rods

This radiant tray replaces the DCS rod tray carrying 9 1/2 inch ceramic rods.  This is a highly sought grill replacement part — we sell over thirty of these a month!  The rods that radiate an even distribution of heat must be properly held in place.  This replacement part  includes the stainless arm that locks the rods in the tray allowing the entire unit to be removed easily for cleaning, maintenance and replacing broken rods.  This tray fits the DCS grill models that use the 9 1/2 inch rods.  The smaller rods use another part.

dcs replacement grill rod radiants conduct heat evenly
dcs replacement grill rod radiants conduct heat evenly

Ceramic rods in a DCS gas grill are an integral part of the power, precision and flavor that sets DCS BBQ above other barbeque grills.  Instead of lava rocks or briquettes, the DCS ceramic rod radiants conduct heat for a perfect distribution.  The added heat radiating off these conductors create the searing temperature that locks in flavor.  Grease and drippings get vaporized when contact is made and the vapors fill the barbeque hood accentuating the amazing flavor of a DCS barbecue.

lava tray replacement part fits dcs bbq grill
lava tray replacement part fits dcs bbq grill

Before DCS gas grills started using ceramic rods to conduct an even distribution of heat lava rocks were used.  These lava rock trays fit the older DCS model barbeque grills.  Made of 18 gauge, 304 stainless steel they are made to last with a minimum of maintenance.  Lava rocks and briquettes in a gas grill should be replaced twice a year to avoid grease build up to dangerous levels.  When the lava rocks or briquettes are replaced, remove the stainless tray and brush it clean for a longer lifespan.

I cannot place every single DCS gas grill replacement parts available on one page.  Visit the internet site for DCS grill parts to find all the parts for your DCS gas grill.  If the replacement part you need is not listed, please contact a grill repair technician and we will update the necessary page to include your DCS replacement part to repair your grill.

Dynamic Cooking Systems feature the ultimate in outdoor cooking features.

 

One minute DCS electrode and collector box ignition repair instructional video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=heRlmmeqCdM

 

 

30Sep/12Off

BBQ Grill Control Valve with Flame Thrower Igniter

This is a very short new video showing the use and the value of the flame-thrower control valves used by a lot of the Ducane, Turbo, Kirkland and other barbecue grill brands.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-R2C7mWBdY

The control valve for barbecue grills is called a  flame thrower because the effect of the ignition system looks like a doll-sized flame thrower.  Not for kids!

The video shows the valve of the flame thrower but basically the most commonly heard complaint about gas barbecues is that the igniters never work for long.  This is not actually true.  Most igniters work perfectly for approximately 10 years.  The problem is a single misplaced drop of grease can get in the way of the electrode sparking so the ignition often seems to be broken because it will not spark.  Usually a new battery and/or wiping off the electrode will repair most igniters.

The flame thrower contraol valve has a rotary module (no battery) and the electrode included in the design of the valve and the electrode is mostly located insode the control panle.  Only the steel tip that sparks extends into the grill and even that is usually only about one-eight of an inch.  That is not enough to be in the barbecue where dripping marinades, sauces and grease will get on the electrode and stop the ignition from lighting the burner.

To that end the flame thrower is a more reliable system.  The problem is products imported from overseas are usually not built with the same quality of workmanship or materials as domestically manufactured products.  Over a few years a lot of these gas grills have leaking at the seal where the valve attaches to the manifold and that causes flames in the control panle to damage the valve.  Also the burners in imported barbecues are usually inferior materials and when a home owner replaces the burner without seeking assistance from someone like Majestic Grill Parts it is not difficult to install the burners incorrectly which causes a back-flow of gas which causes flames in the control panle which ruins the control valves.

Almost every time someone has contacted us to purchase replacement control valves for a flame thrower valve model the wire attached to the electrode is gone because of flames in the control panel.  SOmetimes it was because of a leaking manifold seal, sometimes a mis-installed burner and sometimes it was simply a grease fire in the grill.  These valves are easy to damage and most imported grills do not have repacement valves that are of the flame thrower design.

Rather than accept that we are unable to repair gas barbecues that have flame thrower valves we collect as many as possible when they are available, we hold onto slightly used valves that are still functional and we manufacture our own replacement valves.  However, without a run of 10,000 pieces manufacturing a flame thrower is very expensive.  We have designed and manufactred control valves to replace the damaged valves in several models of perfect flame, kirkland, jenn air and turbo models that have flame thrower valves.  The valves we have manufactured are not flame throwers but are traditional style control valves which allows us to repair the barbecue so the gas can be turned off and on and controlled.  These replacement valves will not replace the ignition though.

Wee replace the ignition be installing a universal module with a AA battery and then screw new electrodes into the front fire wall inside the BBQ fore box.  This is more like a traditional BBQ grill and mimics the style of control in most high-end barbecue grills of today.  Models from top-level companies like Firemagic, Alfresco, Lynx, DCS, Solaire and many others are still using the traditional style of ignition so the module is not a part of the valve.  They are a really interesting design but just too easy to damage and too difficult to replace.

28Sep/12Off

The BBQ Grill Repair Technician.

It takes a certain mind-set to be a barbecue grill technician.  There is a “get-r-dun” mentality to working on gas appliances that are several decades old, whose original manufacturers have been out of business for many years and there are no original replacement parts available.

Many of the barbecue grills we supply replacement parts to repair are appliances built many, many years ago.  Working on barbecues from the early 1960’s is not unlike working on any other small appliances or machines from 40+ years ago.  Parts that easily and simply slide in are not usually available just like perfect replacement parts for a 40 year old blender or a 40 year old refrigerator, even a lot of 40 year old cars are not available.  Many of the barbecues from several decades ago were built by companies like Peterson, Arkla, Preway and they built these products to be very strong with high-quality materials and American workmanship so they can still be used, can still be repaired.  The main parts of these applainces are still in good working order today and only the inner parts that get a lot of heat and grease need replacing.  Fortunately a lot of these older barbecues were made in similar form and not-so-perfect parts can be used to repair these old grills.

Newer models are not so different because most of the commonly known names on barbecues we see in the big-super-retailers are all manufactured overseas.    These recognizable brands simply buy the appliances by the container-load, they put their own name and sometimes their own model number on the products and they sell them as a disposable commodity.

Because of the way overseas manufacturing factories function it is very likely that factory is manufacturing a completely different product — like bath robes — by the time the containers makes it all the way across the country to be unloaded and then shipped off to the various stores throughout the US.  By the time a grill box is opened and someone realizes the hood has a big dent in it there is no one to contact to get a new hood under the warranty provisions.

When the containers came across the world full of appliances there is a single pallet inside of each container with a bunch of random parts on it.  These are the over-runs and there will be hoods, screws, handles, cooking grates, wheels, side panels and everything else fabricated for these products.  This way if something is missing, damaged or becomes damaged in transit there are parts included to repair the prodcust and make them new.  Often there will still be leftovers to give customers who have a warranty issue but usually there are not parts available for the warranty.  For these retailers the warranty is a loaded gamble planned by accountants measuring profits per container against discounts and giveaways for the product-owners who actually try to activate the warranty when a ridiculously poorly-made burner falls apart 6 months after it was brand new.

The point is that the original manufacturer from 45 years ago is no longer making parts for that old appliance if they are still in business today.  The manufacturer of the products made today are also not making parts because they are selling a much cheaper product destined to be thrown away and repurchased.

We work on barbecues and we absolutely love all of you grill owners who choose to keep fixing a 50 year old grill or choose to repair a 6 month old barbecue that already needs service.  However, it takes a “can-do” attitude to repair a grill sometimes.  Often the parts are not perfect or the exact pieces do not line-up exactly the same.  We have a lot of the gas BBQ grill replacement parts we sell made for us to match older grills but there are some similarities with slight acceptable differences.

For instance if one model of Preway from 1973 used a double venturi burner 7″ x 18″ and the 1974 model used a double venturi burner 17″ x 8″ but there was a very popular model manufactured from 1971 – 1983 with a double venturi burner 17.25″ x 7.75″ we will not make a different burner for all 3 of these models.  A 17.5 x 8″ burner will repair all 3 of these models.  Even if each model had a different support system for the burner the venturi’s will hold the burner in place and it is possible to make on support system work on another burner system without re-inventing the wheel.  It would be nice if it was perfect and everything just slipped together perfectly but just about any replacement part for a product that is very old will have to have some inventiveness and ingenuity applied by the grill technician.

Gas lines, manifolds, valves and orifices have to have respect because they can be dangerous but the technician also has to be experienced enough to not allow themselves to be paralyzed by fear of possible problems because the parts available today may demand some “can-do” attitude that will work.  Many, many times we have used a hood orifice where there used to be a spud orifice but as long as the orifice attaches properly to the valve and gets the proper BTU to the burner it is perfect.  We have used different venturi tubes, over-sized screws to tighten an attachment and made our own gaskets from kits used to make header gaskets in high-heat parts of a car engine.  As long as the gas grill technician understands the process and has that can-do attitude this is a very simple and safe thing to do.

We also have a wide selection of universal grill parts used to replace BBQ parts in thousands of barbecue models.  There are “universal” parts available in some of the super-stores but they are very cheaply made and usually much worse quality than the parts they replace.  It is possible to use adjustable parts to repair a grill as long as the parts are made by a good company with good materials and they can be installed safely.

A lot of the newer companies bringing in commodities from overseas have been using a different type of control valve called a flame thrower.  The flame-thrower valve integrates a rotary module and electrode in the control valve so the simple act of pushing and turning the knob automatically ignites the burner — when it works.  American made grill that are higher quality have a set of electrical connections on the control valve so the effect is the same.  Flame thrower valves with the mechanical version are a good idea but in a poorly made barbecue they eventually fail because of other failures in the appliance.  Flame thrower valves are very difficult to replace because the import companies usually have low supply.  Instead out “git-r-dun” technicians use old-fashioned control valves.  As long as the control valve can properly seal to the manifold to pull gas and can properly insert on orifice into the venturi tube to light the grill, then the valve is doing it’s job.

When we replace the control valves in this type of barbecue model we do have to replace the entire ignition system — which is a very simple thing to do if you do not make-believe it is difficult in your own head.  For instance a simple module can hold a battery behind a button and attach to a small hole in the control panel.  With anywhere from one outlet on the back to 6 outlets on the back it is simple to screw an electrode next to the burner  inside the grill and plug the electrode wire into the module.  Now, anytime the button is pressed all the electrodes inside the grill spark until the button is released.

When a tire gets shredded on the highway it is possible to remove the tire and replace it with the exact same type of tire, made, distributed and sold by the exact same tire company.  This is comforting.  However, with grills made overseas and barbecues made 20, 30, 40, 50  years ago this is not always the case.  The barbecue technician must understand gas and how gas is stored, moved, how gas is measured and how gas burns — and does not burn — in order to repair a grill because repairing an old appliance that does not have factory made replacement parts takes and attitude that is going to get the job done.

The barbecue technician has to know how to cut-out a rusted bolt, how to use a self-tapping screw or a larger machine screw to ream the hole, how to make a gasket and how to re-invent the path of gas to get the gas where it belongs.  In order to do this there is a certain education necessary to know that propane is heavier than air and will be affected by gravity whereas natural gas is lighter than air and will rise.  It is also necessary to know that propane is vaporized (boiling) liquid and how it boils, at what rate, creating how much pressure.  There are some things a gas technician has to know but more than anything else a gas grill technician has to be willing — indeed wanting — to get the job done at all costs.  If the screw broke removing that electrode I know with a LP BBQ i can move the electrode 1/4 inch down and drill a new hole to attach it there.  Natural gas? then 1/4 inch up. Heat shield is in the way? then 1/4 inch left or right.  Venturis needs to be attached to an H burner but did not come with screws or gaskets?  Use a machine screw and custom header gaskets.  The person who says the screw broke so now the electrode cannot be replaced or theres a screw missing and I don’t have any that will work  should do something else for work.  Honestly very little of grill repair is very difficult but it does take a little education and a lot of that “never surrender” type of attitude.

20Sep/12Off

Profire Professional Grills Replacement Orifice Manifold.

orifice manifold allows 1 valve to control 2 burners.

orifice manifold allows 1 valve to control 2 burners.

Profire barbecue grills have two models: Professional and Performance.  The Professional models by Profire have an interesting manifold design.

Typically a gas line attaches to a thick pipe that mounts across the front of a barbecue.  This pipe that attaches to the gas line is a Manifold.  The control valves all either clamp onto, screw into or bolt through this manifold pipe.  The control valves draw gas from the pipe and then the valves spit that gas into the BBQ burners.

Profire grills have a secondary manifold.  The main manifold is present and the control valves attach to the main manifold just like thousnads of other barbecue models.  However, instead of the front side of the control valve sticking into the burner the Profire has a pipe attached to the tip of the valve.

Typically a gas grill control valve has a knob on the back side where we stand and barbecue.  The front of the control valve has a brass orifice which serves the same function as the jet in a vehicle carburetor.  The venturi tube of the burner allows a specific amount of gas into the burner.  The orifice at the tip of the valve is drilled to a specific diameter opening that only allows a maximum amount of gas into the burner.  A few barbecues have a gas line attached to the tip of the valve because the valves are mounted off-set or further away from the burners so an extended gas line moves the orifices.  The architecture compensates for the extension but the procedure is the same.  We made a post that explains this type of connection at:  http://www.grill-repair.com/blog/2011/grill-repair-compression-fit-valve-orifices/

Profire is different from the typical gas grill design.  The valves attach to the manifold but instead of an orifice on the front of the control valve the Professional models have a “orifice manifold”.  The orifice manifold basically splits the gas flow coming through the valve.  The image above shows the secondary manifold.  The right and left holes threaded into the manifold hold two gas orifices.  Instead of an orifice at the tip of the valve the orifice manifold has 2 orifices attached.  This way the full gas pressure comes through the gas line to the manifold and through the valve.  The gas is not stepped down until it gets to the orifice manifold.  This allows one control valve to control two barbecue burners.

A Profire Professional BBQ grill with 4 knobs on the front will have 8 burners inside the grill.

The gas pressure is split by the orifice manifold so a burner can be installed to the right of the valve and to the left of the valve.

Not many barbecues are designed this way.  Unfortunately the Profire manifold is not fabricated with the same 304 stainless steel used on the rest of the appliance.  The manifold and the secondary orifice manifold is a steel pipe painted with a thick black paint.  They usually look scratched like they’ve been bumping around so the paint does not completely stop oxidation.  Eventually they may need to be replaced.

Profire orifice manifold specs and replacement.

Majestic Grill Parts also has all the Profire model BBQ grill specification drawings.  If you ever need to see how the parts of the grill go together to trouble shoot any issues simply let us know.

spec drawings show all the parts of the grill in an exploded view

spec drawings show all the parts of the grill in an exploded view

Notice the spec drawing here is what is called an “exploded view”.  An exploded spec sheet shows all the parts of an appliance as though they appliance exploded and all the parts are hovering far enough away to see where they came from.  Drawings like these are very useful to shows us where the parts belong,  The profire parts drawings also have item descriptions to help further identify the grill parts.

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