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Gas Grill Problems....

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by PDogSniper, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. PDogSniper

    PDogSniper

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    I just went out to fire up my grill and even changeing the tank I find that there is no pressure to the grill. At best I find a light blue flame and no more...!

    Any gas grill experts here...?
     
  2. njrich

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    sounds like a good cleaning is in order or you may have to replace the burners and hoses.easy job even for me.any home depot or wal-mart sells the whole kits.alot cheaper than buying a new one.or you can dump the gas parts put some foil on the bottom and turn it into a real grill and/or smoker.
     

  3. General Sherman

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    Wait. I am a charcoal man, but gas has advantages, when working.
    I would like to have both.

    Grilled some pork loin last weekend with Vidalia onions and squash on the grill. So nice...

    Try using some Texas Steak Rub.

    Hungry just thinking about it.
     
  4. pizzaaguy

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    Make sure the screw-on hose connection is
    properly and completely tightened onto
    the tank. If that seems OK, check the
    connector for cracks and leaks (use soapy water).
     
  5. AAshooter

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    It doesn't sound like this is your problem; however, I will mention it. I have run into this several times.

    Here is the symptoms of the problem. You start the grill and you get a limited flame. Where are standard flame would heat the grill quite rapidly, this flame will heat it very slowly with a peak temperature around 250 degrees. It makes for real slow grilling.

    This is caused by a safety device that has been added to new grills. Unfortunately I don't know the specific terms so I have to describe it generically. It is designed so that if the hose breaks it doesn't allow the gas to escape at maximum velocity. It limits flow. Sometimes when you start the grill, it kicks in this flow control. I believe it is built into the regulator.

    When that happens, I have to turn off the gas at the tank and let the grill burn out. Then I turn off the grill with the grill contols and turn back on the gas. Then I restart the grill at the lowest setting, adding one burner at a time. That usually resets everything to work properly.

    I am not sure that is your problem but thought I would mention it.
     
  6. PDogSniper

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    I tried this and it worked perfectly...!;f She's flaming away...

    This grill is not that old. Not quite two years and not that much use. The burners are in good shape.

    I'm usually a charcoal person myself but my charcoal grill burned out and I haven't been able to find the one I want and at this time of the year it's going to be pretty hard.

    I would like to try one that has a seperate burn chamber off to the side for smoking.

    Any links...?
     
  7. PDogSniper

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    I finally found a way to do Ribs without boiling them. They're awesome...;f

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    I put a rub on them and them put them inside a cooking bag. Place the bag in the oven and about 225 degrees for about 2-3 hrs, until the meat starts to shrink away from the bone. Then remove from the oven and let cool to room temp. Once cooled, place over charcoals with some hickory chunks and smoother in Sweet Baby Rays barbeque sauce.... Leave on the coals just long enough to get the ribs hot again or till they start falling off of the bone...

    Edited:... I forgot to add that you need to add about a quater cup of water to the cooking bag...

    Hmmmmm....!;)
     
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    damn they look good.what time is dinner?;f
     
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    PDog....

    we don't need reservations, right? all u can eat, but BYOB is what your better half said when I asked ;)

    ken
     
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    Cool! Glad it worked.
     
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    Sweet Baby Rays is some AWSOME stuff!
     
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    The best thing to remember is to open the valve on your tank slowly so you don't activate the silly little valve in the regulator. Sweet Baby Rays is some great stuff. I just wish they sold it here!!!
     
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    Also remember to check for spider webs in the little vent thingees in the hose.