Topic Title: Burners & flame issues
Created on December 13, 2018 at 06:58 PM

Bruce

Bruce
I have a companion grill which has typical flame issues. Either not getting hot in cold weather (Northern NV) or having light winds blowing out burner. I have called and spoke with Holland manufacturing techs directly and even with the numbers of different post online, they said they had never heard anything regarding these issues. Very hard to believe! Having a mechanical and machinists back round I asked about and suggested step drilling holes larger with number drills to see if I could increase flame out put, btu's, and save from having burner blown out by winds. I also asked if regulator could handle or would I have to change do to pressure and cfm differences. Both techs and advisers did not have any idea or suggestions to help and have never heard of anybody doing this??? Has anyone else dealt with this or tried step drilling burner ports to cure these issues >> any suggestions?????? Thanks much for taking the time !!

@ Bruce

As usual, no information on how old the grill is & has it always done this or is it a more recent issue? For your info, drilling out the burner holes to a larger size would decrease the gas pressure & make the problem worse, plus you would ruin your grill.
You also are not clear on how your grill is hooked to the gas supply & whether it is LP or NG. Both types of gases run at different pressures, so you need to make sure your gas supply has adequate pressure going
into the burner tube. Three things to check:
1) Proper gas pressure at the gas source for either low pressure LP or NG. ( They are different)
2) That your regulator(LP)or hose & regulator(NG)are adjusted properly for the grill requirements.
3) That the actual burner tube is open & clear & not blocked by spider webs or other debris.(Long bottle brush) Hope this helps.

Grill Man

Not sure who you were talking to at Holland, but that was an issue with some of the earlier models.
An air baffle was designed to go around the part of the burner that is on the outside of the grill covering the air flow from the gas supply. This helps with the wind issue. You should call Holland back and request that part if you Companion doesn't have it. Part number MG1-105AS.