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All LP grills are equipped with a pressure
regulator which attaches between the grill control valves and the LP cylinder.
The pressure output of the tank is much greater than the pressure required
to operate the grill and the regulator reduces this pressure to a workable
level. A regulator must be used in conjunction with an LP tank or the risk
of explosion will occur. The P.O.L. valve is the connector that goes between
the regulator and the tank. New model grills are equipped with a new
style P.O.L. valve that is connected to the LP tank with a large Acme
- Adjustment - The regulator is factory
set at a specified outlet pressure of 11 inches of water column and
is generally factory sealed and not adjustable. Do not try to adjust.
The regulator can be checked by measuring the pressure with a manometer.
- Vent hole - There is a vent
hole on top of the regulator. Check that it is clear of dirt and
debris. If the hole is plugged, erratic and dangerous burning may
- O-ring seal - Before attaching
the regulator to the cylinder, inspect the rubber O-ring on the
P.O.L. fitting. Do not operate the grill if the O-ring is damaged
or missing. Seal damage is common and we recommend replacement of
the seal when the burner is replaced or when the seal is damaged.
Cracks, splits or distortion will allow gas to escape. Additionally,
the seal should be soft, pliable, and protrude slightly from the
brass P.O.L. valve.
- Chew marks - Critters like
good barbecue too! The hose should be kept clean of grease and food
drippings which attract squirrels and other animals. The animals
will often eat the drippings on the hose and chew into the hose
lining trying to get the last taste. Try cleaning the hose with
an ammonia cleaner solution to minimize the attraction.
- Test for leaks
- Mix a 50/50 solution of liquid dish
soap and water.
- Connect the LP cylinder.
- Make sure the control valves are OFF.
- Brush the soap solution over the P.O.L.
valve and all piping and hose connections.
- Turn on the cylinder valve and listen
for leaks, and look carefully for soap bubbles being formed at the
connections which indicates leaks.
The information provided is not intended to take the place of the owners
manual that was supplied with your grill. Specific safety, repair
and maintenance information varies between grill models and brands. Always refer to your owners manual