The gas barbecue grill Elite models by OCI were truly exceptional gas grills with tremendous longevity and legendary design features.     Unfortunately the stability of the company did not last and these awesome grills did not remain in fabrication for even a decade.     The video instructions below demonstrate how to remove the control panel from an Outdoor Concepts, Inc.  gas barbecue grill.

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The OCI gas barbecue grill Elite models include the E36 and the E48 which both integrate a pressurized infrared burner at the far right side of the grilling surface.      Infrared gas burners will typically heat above One Thousand Degrees inside Two Minutes!    Grilling at searing temperatures is what these are made to do.   The U burners in an OCI gas bbq grill are also able to be very hot and these U shaped burners have heavy stainless steel rod trays installed above the burners so the convectional heat coupled with the conductive heat radiating off these all stainless rod trays in enormous has the ability to grill above restaurant-quality searing temperatures even without the infrared burner.

However, the OCI Elite models also have a smoker and a rotisserie with their own dedicated burners and cooking system accessories.    These OCI gas barbecue grill models were made to be fully capable of every and any kind of cooking style and at any type of temperature type and temperature level.    Of course the goal of this particular post is not to be a cheerleader for OCI grills but showing the information in the video tutorial above.

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OCI Control Panel Design Does Not Seem To Have Any Hardware Holding The Control Panel In Place.

The OCI Elite models control panel always had a nice clean appearance without bolts or screws at the four corners.  There are no visible means of production across the control panel.     Only when we need to repair something or access the control area for some reason do we realize we need to understand how the control panel is removed — and removed properly.

Inside the OCI control panel.

Inside The OCI Control Panel We Can See The Rotisserie Controls, Burner Valves, Ignition Assembly, Gas Manifold, and Access Anything Necessary To Repair The Grill Or Adjust Performance.

As we will have seen in the instructional video shown above, the lower drip tray slides completely out so we are able to look up inside the control panel and realize each far side of the control panel has 3 bolts holding each side in place — this is a Lot when compared to other gas grills and is really a bit much when the overall design makes to seem as though there is no hardware at all!

Six Bolts holding the control panel in place!

Fortunately, as shown in our tutorial video above, we really only have to actually extract the very lowest left and the lowest right side bolts.

Once the lowest left and right side bolt is removed from under and behind the control panel — easier typed than accomplished but not too bad I promise — the rotisserie button and the rotisserie bezel Must Be Removed with the control knobs.

Now suitably naked, the control panel will shift about a half-inch up and slide out of the front of the gas grill. Try to keep the left and right side even so the cut-out “L” shaped slot does not get caught with tension from one side getting too far ahead.     It is possible to keep the control anel perfectly straight and level by sliding up and then sliding out the lower bolt before the higher bolt which is how we pull the control panel out in the video.

Once the control panel is free the only resistance will be determined by the length of the momentary switch button wires which simply pull free.

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Repair OCI Elite E36 and E48 barbecue grill models with brand new U burner installation.

Video Instructions Shown Below.

In the images below we repair a barbeque grill by Outdoor Concepts, Inc by installing a new U burner which comes with a back mounting bracket and elongated orifice to provide additional support.

New U burner installed in e36 and e48 OCI barbecue grill models.

New U burner installed in e36 and e48 OCI barbecue grill models.

Although the u burner can be installed without the new orifice and back mounting bracket we install the burner with these items because this makes the installed burner tightly mounted and unable to be moved in any direction once installed.

The orifice is exactly the same as the size and threading that comes already installed in the OCI barbecues but is about twice as long as a normal orifice so the burner has extra support.

Behind the burner we use a u-clamp “L” bracket that will sit directly on top of the existing burner support ledge.  Although it is work to place holes into the back wall of a grill that has such high-quality and thick stainless steel, with the correct tools this is not very difficult.    As shown in this instructional video, we score the wall location with a marker and then use a steel hole drill-bit which is designed to make large and larger holes even though we only need a hole about 3/16″.    We use the pyramid-like hole drill-bit because the tip cuts through the 304 type 18 gauge stainless steel without spending a lot of time doing so.    When I first did this with self-tapping screws as we easily use through galvanized steel, I lost a Lot of time and Still dip not have the hole I wanted.

 

OCI control valve to orifice into U burner with new orifice on valve

OCI control valve to orifice into U burner with new orifice on valve

Although the burner installed in the OCI Elite gas bbq grill models is a great fit, the support clips are not the same so  we use the back support bracket for additional stability on the back wall whereas the front support is the longer orifice added to the tip of the control valve as shown in the video directions.     What we do not generally see inside a gas grill control panel is the control valves attached to the gas manifold pipe and the orifice attached to the valve where the burner air shutter slides over the orifice.

When we remove and install the orifice, we do not need to expose all these inner workings of the inside of the control panel because we can simply reach through the inner firewall to unscrew the orifice and thread on a new orifice.    The new, longer gas orifice will be about twice as long as the original and slides into the air shutter of the new U burner as shown in the video installation instructions and the image shown here.

New OCI grill burner installed in bbq

New OCI grill burner installed in bbq.

Once the new U burner is installed the setting is simple and fits inside the space created by the ignition cross-over tube brackets.  If you have an OCI barbeque grill model you already know these crossover electrodes do not always ignite quickly because fuel has to flow into the crossover tube to reach the electronic sparking electrode.

oci burner installation and igniter electrode

New U burners fit without changing or adjusting width of ignitor electrode cross over bracket.

In this image of the infrared burners glowing you can also see we have replaced the OCI smoker pipe burner.  We replaced the ignition electrode so the smoker burner ignites quickly and easily when we installed the smoker burner.

These OCI U burners are simple to install safely and Outdoor Concepts, Inc made some of the best grills of their time so these are absolutely definitely barbecue grills are worth repairing and continuing to use.

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Repair Dynasty Gas Grills and Jenn Air BBQ Grills By Replacing Burners With Cast Iron or Stainless Steel H Burner.

Dynasty gas barbecue grill models were among some of the best BBQ grill models of their time.  Even though today Jade no longer exists and Dynasty grills, appliances and parts no longer exist there are other barbecue manufacturers who fabricate the cast iron burners, stainless steel burners, valves, radiant briquette heat shields and other replacement parts to keep repairing Dynast barbecue models.   Many of these incredible Dynast barbecue grills were built in to custom outdoor kitchen islands that are made to last as long as the home where they are built as an outdoor kitchen.   Instead of replacing an American made 304 stainless barbecue grill Dynasty gas grills should be repaired because they are going to last a very long time with minimal problems if treated halfway decent.

Dynasty cast iron bbq grill burner

Original cast iron barbecue grill burner for Dynasty gas grills.

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At the time Dynasty gas grills were being manufactured most gas grill companies using high-end 304 stainless steel were also still using a lot of cast iron.

Cast iron is one of the best heat conductors and heat distributors on our planet and is a great metal material for burners and cooking grates in barbecues that build up conductive and convectional heat.    The only problem can be if the parts are not de-greased enough because cast iron has a lot of iron-oxide which in turn oxidizes which is a fancy word for rust.

dynasty bbq grill valve orifice burner

Dynasty control valve do not line up with burner connections but have a stainless gas line to link valves to orifices to burner.

When the burner is installed the venturi tube slides over the gas orifice.  While most barbecue grill models position the control valve so the orifice slides into the burner the Dynasty design seems somewhat arbitrary.   If the valves were positioned a few inches left or right the controls would feed into the burner.   What is nice about these offset valves in that common grease fires that ruin DCS and Alfresco and other gas grill valves cannot easily damage the Dynasty control valves because of this offset design.

Also the elbow fitting that connects the orifice can be easily loosened in place which makes the H burners very simple to install without using tools.  When we choose to adapt a stainless steel H burner to fit eh Dynasty we can easily install clips to the corners of the H shaped burner so the repair is complete once the orifice slides into the H burner venturi tube and the adjustable clips drop into the back support beam.

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Dynasty control valves thread into manifold pipe and attach to corrugated gas hose to connect burner just like other bbq models connect a rotisserie but these valevs connect the main burners in this manner.

When threading any valve into any manifold pipe Always use a pipe wrench so the stem is not stressed.   As you could guess the small ball-valve inside a barbecue grill control valve can be damaged easily.  Use putty or teflon to seal the threads and a pipe wrench to install the valve into the threading so the valve is not harmed and is tightly connected to the gas manifold.

The stainless steel corrgated gas line attaches the control valve to the elbow with the gas orifices to feed LP or NG to these Dynasty burners.

Dynasty bbq grill stainless steel H burner installation.

Install stainless steel H burner into Dynasty gas bbq grill.

Once the cast iron or stainless steel H burner is installed and clipped level in the back of the fire box, always remember to adjust the air shutter.   At the end of every gas burner venturi tube is an adjustable air shutter which is essentially a carburetor.  Adjust the flow of fuel mixing with oxygen into the Dynasty H burner for best results.

Also inside the control valve stem is a adjustment for the ball valve itself which can be used to adjust the control movement for more or less gas flow.

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Replace Control Valve Igniter In Emperor, Olde Native, Imperial Barbecue Brands.

The reason controls typically fail and need to be replaced is usually heat.  Often this means the small black gasket we saw in the video is damaged and sometimes the wires are also damaged.   The valves in this video are not damaged which is why the wires and o ring gaskets look fine.

These Control valves clamp-on to the manifold gas pipe but not all barbecue grills valves clamp onto the gas pipe so not all valves need to be replaced as often.   These Emperor, Imperial, Olde Native gas control valves are a design referred to as “flame thrower” because of the ignition sequence we can see towards the end of the video with the flame-thrower next to the burner.

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Usually when the control valves has to be replaced the gaskets will be damaged and the manifold pipe will need to be cleaned before installing the new flame thrower valves.

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Dynasty BBQ Grill – Video Help – Replace Infrared Rotisserie Burner And Control Valve Assembly.

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Infrared Rotisserie Replacement Burner installation instructions and tutorial video:

When the Jade Corporation was manufacturing Dynasty barbecues grills and Jenn Air appliances, these brand names became famous for longevity determined by intelligent design and high quality fabrication materials.   When the Jade Corporation stopped doing business the brand names were sold and other barbecues were given these names as a way of disguising the actual manufacturers of the appliances and barbecues.   The actual barbecue grills manufactured by the Jade Corporation were branded Dynasty which were extraordinarily well fabricated for their time.  Thousands and thousands of these original Dynasty bbq grills are still in use today two decades after Jade stopped manufacturing the appliances — and the replacement parts.

We still have the responsibility of providing barbecue grill replacement parts so we have experimented with a wide array of grill parts from other brands and models of barbecue as a means of replacing control valves, ignition assemblies, burners, knobs, and in this instance the infrared rotisserie back burner.

This Dynasty barbecue grill model has a back wall that is completely removable with a few bolts which allows us beautiful access to the inner infrared rotisserie burner and the gas line connection to the burner.

Rotisserie burner in Dynasty is completely ruined, needs replacement.

Rotisserie burner in Dynasty is completely ruined, needs replacement.

From inside the barbeque we can see this particular rotisserie burner has not aged well.   Our sample grill comes from a condominium community and public-use appliances rarely get treated as well as a BBQ grill that has been adopted by a family.   When we took in this orphan the lower H burners still burned great but it does not appear anyone ever thought about using the infrared burner!

Dynasty rotisserie orifice attached to infrared burner with elbow adaptor

Dynasty rotisserie orifice attached to infrared burner with elbow adaptor connected to gas control valve.

Once the back wall has been removed we can easily see the infrared rotisserie burner is bolted through the back wall of the Dynasty gas grill.    On the far right side, the corrugated stainless steel gas hose is anchored to the infrared burner with a multi-threaded elbow attachment.   The elbow attaches the gas line to the infrared rotisserie burner with a gas orifice installed inside the burner.

Although we will find replacing the burner a lot easier when the gas line connection and the orifice elbow can be salvaged and attached to the new infrared rotisserie burner, this is not what we are working with in this poor mistreated model.    In addition to serious rust and corrosion to the steel sections of the infrared burner venturi, the brass of the orifice elbow is also corroding.

Dynasty elbow and orifice in rotisserie burner seen from inside BBQ grill.

Dynasty elbow connection and orifice in rotisserie burner seen from inside BBQ grill because infrared burner is totally smashed.The entire ceramic section of the burner has completely broken away so we are able to see the rusted corroded connection of the damaged rotisserie burner to the elbow and orifice which should only be visible from inside the back wall!

We are going to need to unscrew the orifice and elbow in order to remove the burner.  Obviously in the tutorial video instructions shown above, we replaced this with another orifice elbow but if you are able to keep your orifice and elbow, just get the burner out and keep your connections for the new burner.

Dynasty rotisserie burner with new elbow and orifice.

Dynasty rotisserie burner with new elbow and orifice. Note the small nut and bolt holding the infrared back burner to the wall of the grill.

Note the new elbow attachment connects the gas line to the burner and the orifice is in the tip with a lot of extra room for the fuel to pull in oxygen as the fuel pressurizes the burner.  Yes, it is supposed to be like this.   Also, note the bolt which is just in front of the orifice — this is the bolt and nut we used to support the infrared burner in the back wall of the grill.   We used a short bolt so the physical size does not affect oxygen and fuel flow into the burner.

Infrared rotisserie burner installed in Dynasty bbq grill burning red flame.

Infrared rotisserie burner installed in Dynasty bbq grill does not have thermocouple or safety valve. Burner heats quick and hot.

Once we have a gas line attached with the proper new infrared burner we are ready to turn on the new infrared rotisserie burner.   Most barbecue grill rotisserie valves have a safety valve solenoid with a thermocouple which is designed to only allow gas flow when heat is detected.   This safety feature ensures gas will cease to flow to the rotisserie if the flames blow out — important in a fireplace and in fire pits but expecting a rotisserie infrared burner to blow out ….  With several decades experience to draw from I have never seen this or spoken with anyone who has experienced this safety problem possibility.   Fortunately for this installation the Dynasty infrared rotisserie burner gas controls are connected to a simple valve instead of a safety valve assembly.

With the simple gas control valve connected through the orifice into the burner, the new infrared burner works perfectly in the Dynasty gas grill.

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Weber Genesis 330 BBQ Grill Convert To Propane or Natural Gas

by grillrepair December 16, 2016

Convert Weber Genesis 330 BBQ Grill To Use Propane or Natural Gas.   What is Odd is the editor for this tutorial video had some “problems” with our shots and written instructions.  The result you will notice is some slowed shots but the strangest thing for me is the mispronunciation of the word “valve”.   I […]

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Replace Weber Control Valve – Genesis and Spirit Models After 2010.

by grillrepair November 16, 2016

Video instructions and written directions with pictures to explain how to remove and replace Weber Genesis and Spirit control valves in models manufactured after 2010. As we can see in this clip from the Weber schematic, Genesis and Spirit models manufactured after 2010 have the control valves in the front of the fire box.   […]

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Infinity BBQ Grill Control Valve Replacement With Ignition Video.

by grillrepair October 4, 2016

Infinity BBQ Grill Control Valve Replacement With Ignition. Although we’re using the Infinity gas barbecue grill model repair for this video, there are thousands of different barbeque grill models using clamp-on control valves.   A previous video and blog post explained how and why and when to replace this gasket.  Replacing the entire control valve […]

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Repair Infinity BBQ Grill Ignition With New Module And Button.

by grillrepair September 16, 2016

Infinity gas barbecue grill models made something of a big splash many years ago but the company did not last very long.  Even though the Infinity barbeque’s had a lot of interesting features and benefits, once the company disappeared replacement parts for repairs became scarce…and then disappeared completely. Infinity BBQ Grill Repair Parts As gas […]

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Convert BBQ to LP or NG For Weber Spirit and Genesis Models After 2010.

by grillrepair August 18, 2016

Weber Spirit and Genesis models since 2010 have the control knobs across the front of the firebox which is different from any of the Spirit or Genesis models in previous decades.  This change means the burners are totally different, control valves are different, knobs, orifices, supports, architecture….Everything about these Weber models is different from previous […]

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