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Installation / Assembly
Cabinet Cut-out Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Gas Requirements and Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Leak Testing Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
LP Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Natural Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installing Side Burner with a Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using Your Side Burner
Lighting the Side Burner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Basic Side Burner Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cleaning and Maintenance
Stainless Steel Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Covering Your Side Burner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Converting Side Burner from LP to NG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Replacement Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Due to continuous improvement programs,
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California Proposition 65 Warning:
Chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive
harm are found in and/or created by the combustion of natural
gas, propane, butane and other
fuels. Always operate this unit as
described in the owner’s manual
and in well ventilated areas.
Safety Instructions
Placement and Location
Cal Flame side burners are designed for outdoor use only .
Never locate this appliance in an enclosed room, under a sealed
overhead structure, or in any type of enclosed area such as a garage, shed, or breezeway. Keep clear of trees and shrubs.
Do not place a side burner under or near windows or vents that
can be opened into your home.
Cal Flame side burners are not intended for installation in or on
recreational vehicles or boats.
Maintain sufficient distance as to not overheat any overhead combustible material such as a patio cover.
The area surrounding your new side burner should be kept clean
and free from flammable liquids and other combustible materials
such as mops, rags or brooms, as well as solvents, cleaning fluids,
and gasoline.
Do not use the side burner or area surrounding the side burner
as a storage area for flammable or plastic items. Do not store the
liquid propane (LP) cylinder in the vicinity of this or any other appliance when it is not being used.
We recommend that a licensed contractor install your Cal Flame
side burner. Installation must conform to local codes, or in the
absence of local codes, with either the National Fuel Gas Code,
ANSI Z223.1 / NFPA54, Natural Gas and Propane Installation
Code, CSA B149.1, or Propane Storage and Handling Code,
B149.2), as applicable.
To prevent fire and smoke damage, remove all packaging material
before operating side burner.
Before you start cooking, clean the entire side burner thoroughly
with hot, soapy water. This is necessary to remove residual solvents, oil and grease used in the manufacturing process. The
grates should also be thoroughly cleaned in the same manner.
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WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property
damage. Read the installation, operating and maintenance
instructions thoroughly before installing or servicing this
Safety Instructions
Do not use side burner for other than intended use.
In the event that a burner goes out, turn burner knobs to the
full OFF position and let it air out. Do not attempt to use the side
burner until the gas has had time to dissipate.
Keep all electrical supply cords and the rotisserie motor cord away
from the heated areas of the side burner.
Never use the side burner in windy conditions. If used in a consistently windy area a windbreak will be required. Always adhere to
the specified clearances listed in this manual.
Never line the side burner with aluminum foil.
When the unit is not in use, be sure to turn off the gas at the
When handling LP gas line and connectors, do not allow them to
come in contact with any metal surfaces of the cart or cabinet. Do
not drop LP connectors.
Do not use solid fuel such as charcoal briquettes.
Never leave the side burner unattended when in use. When using
pots and pans, boil-overs will cause smoking and greasy boil-overs
may ignite.
Always use the proper size pan. Select utensils with flat bottoms
large enough to cover the burner. The use of under-sized utensils
exposes the sides of the utensils to direct contact with a portion
of the flame. This can scorch utensils and hamper cleanup. Excessive flames on large stainless steel pots can result in permanent
discoloration. For best results, we recommend commercial quality
aluminum pans and utensils.
Always position handles of utensils so they do not extend over adjacent work areas or cooking areas. This reduces the risk of burns,
ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to accidental contact with the utensils.
Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan.
Turn the appliance off and smother the flaming pan with a tightfitting lid, a cookie sheet or a flat tray. For flaming grease outside
of the pan, smother it with baking soda or use a dry chemical or
foam-type fire extinguisher.
Never allow clothing, pot holders or other flammable materials
come in contact with or be close to any grate, burner or hot surface until it has fully cooled. Never wear loose fitting or hanging
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Only use dry pot holders and do not use a towel or other bulky
cloth in place of pot holders. Moist or damp pot holders used on
hot surfaces can cause burns.
Do not heat any unopened glass or metal container of food on
the side burner. Pressure may build up and cause the container to
burst, possibly resulting in serious personal injury or damage to
the side burner.
Do not reach over your side burner when hot or in use.
Maintenance and Repair
Spiders and other insects can nest in the burners of the side burner
and block the gas and airflow to the burner ports. This creates a
dangerous condition that can result in a fire behind the valve panel. Inspect and clean the burners periodically and follow the guidelines in the Cleaning and Maintenance section of this manual.
Unless specifically recommended in this manual, do not repair or
replace any part of the side burner. A qualified technician should
perform all service. Any repairs made by a non-L.M.S. approved
dealer technician will void your warranty.
When your side burner is not in use, turn off the gas at the supply
Precautions Regarding Children
Never leave children unattended in the area where the side burner
is being used. Close supervision of children is necessary when any
appliance is use near children.
Do not store items of interest to children in the side burner.
Never allow children to sit or stand on any part of the side burner.
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garments while using your side burner. Fabric may ignite and result
in personal injury.
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Most cities and counties require permits for exterior construction and
electrical circuits. In addition, some communities have codes requiring
residential barriers such as fencing and/or self-closing gates on property to prevent unsupervised access to the property by children under
the age of five. Your dealer can provide information on which permits
may be required and how to obtain them prior to the delivery of your
We recommend the installation, adjustment and service of your new
side burner be performed by LMS qualified installers and service technicians to ensure proper operation and prevent accidents.
When planning your Cal Flame side burner location, access to gas lines
should be considered. The location with the shortest gas line run is
When determining a suitable location, consider factors such as exposure to wind, proximity to traffic paths, and windows that open into
the home.
Cabinet Cut-out Dimensions
Your Cal Flame side burner is designed for easy installation into a
non-combustible enclosure. The
supporting deck or counter must
be flat and level. When determining the final location of your side
burner, adequate cross ventilation
must be present to prevent gas
from being trapped in the event of
a leak.
The drawing at right shows the different types of cabinet cut-out dimensions for slide-in side burners.
Deluxe Side by Side Burner
Deluxe Double Side Burner
25 ¼”
12 ¼”
12 ½”
7 ¼”
7 ¼”
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Standard Side By Side Flat Burner
Standard Single Flat Side Burner
24 ¼”
11 ½”
19 ¾”
17 ¾”
Gas Requirements and Connection
Gas Requirements and Connection
IMPORTANT: The Cal Flame side burner is manufactured to operate
on liquid propane (LP). However, it can be converted to operate on
natural gas (NG) by an authorized service technician. Consult your Cal
Flame dealer for information on converting your side burner.
Owners must not convert their side burners themselves . Attempting to convert the side burner from LP to NG may result
in serious injury and will void the warranty coverage .
If you do not have an updated filler valve on your existing propane tank,
you will need to purchase one at your local hardware store. Without it
you will not be able to attach your tank to your Cal Flame side burner
or refill the tank at your local propane refill station.
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The drawing at right shows the
different types of cabinet cut-out
dimensions for drop-in side burners.
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Leak Testing Procedure
Perform a leak test at least once a year whether the gas supply cylinder has been disconnected or not. In addition, whenever the gas
cylinder is connected to the side burner or whenever any part of the
gas system is disconnected or replaced, perform a leak test.
As a safety precaution, remember to always leak test your side
burner outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Never smoke or permit
sources of ignition in the area while doing a leak test. Do not use
a flame, such as a lighted match to test for leaks. Use a solution of
soapy water.
1. Prepare a leak testing solution of soapy water by mixing in a
spray bottle one part liquid soap to one part water.
2. Make sure all the control knobs are in the OFF position.
3. Turn on the gas.
4. Apply the leak-testing solution by spraying it on joints of the gas
delivery system. Blowing bubbles in the soap solution indicates
that a leak is present.
5. Stop a leak by tightening the loose joint or by replacing the
faulty part with a replacement part recommended by the manufacturer. Do not attempt to repair the cylinder valve if it is damaged. The cylinder must be replaced.
6. Turn all control knobs back to the full OFF position.
If you are unable to stop a leak:
1. Turn all control knobs back to the full OFF position.
Shut off the gas supply to the side burner and release pressure
in the hose and manifold by pushing in and turning any of the
control valves one quarter turn counter-clockwise.
On LP systems, remove the cylinder from the side burner.
4. Call an authorized gas appliance service technician or an LP gas
Do not use the appliance until the leak is corrected.
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Tank Requirements
For plumbed-in LP installation, use a convertible regulator and set it
for LP gas.
Maximum line pressure for plumbed-in propane is 14” WC (3.5 kPa).
Minimum line pressure for propane is 11” WC.
The side burner unit must be used with the gas pressure regulator. The
regulator will control and maintain a uniform gas pressure in the manifold. The burner orifices have been sized for the gas pressure delivered
by the regulator.
WARNING: Attempting to operate the side burner unit without the
gas regulator installed could cause an explosion and possible death.
Cylinder Specification
Any LP gas supply cylinder used with this side burner must be:
Constructed and marked in accordance with the Specifications
for LP-Gas Cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation
or the National Standard of Canada, CAN/CSA-B339, Cylinders, Spheres and Tubes for Transportation of Dangerous
Goods; and Commission, as applicable.
Approximately 12 inches in diameter and 18 inches high.
The maximum fuel capacity is 20 lbs. of propane, or 5 gallons. Full cylinder weight should be approximately 38 lbs. (43.7 lbs. nominal water
capacity.) Never fill the cylinder beyond 80% full.
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LP Gas
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Place the dust cap on the cylinder valve outlet whenever the cylinder is
not in use. Only install the type of dust cap on the cylinder valve outlet
that is provided with the cylinder valve. Other types of caps or plugs
may result in leakage of propane.
LP Gas Hook Up
An enclosure for an LP gas cylinder shall be vented by openings at
level of the cylinder valve and at floor level. The effectiveness of
openings for purposes of ventilation shall be determined with the
gas supply cylinder in place. This shall be accomplished in one of
following manners:
1. One side of the enclosure shall be completely open.
2. Enclosures that have four sides, complete with a top and bottom:
a. At least two ventilation openings at cylinder valve level shall be
provided in the sidewall, equally sized, spaced at 180º (3.14
rad), and unobstructed. Each opening shall have a total free
area of not less than one square inch per pound (7.1 cm²/kg)
of stored fuel capacity, and not less than a total free area of 10
square inches (64.5 cm²).
b. Ventilation openings shall be provided at floor level and shall
have a total free area of not less than one square inch per
pound (7.1 cm²/kg) of stored fuel capacity and not less than
a total free area of 10 square inches (64.5cm²). If ventilation
openings at floor level are in a sidewall, there shall be at least
two openings. The bottom of the openings shall be at floor
level and the upper edge no more than 5 inches (127 mm)
above the floor. The openings shall be equally sized, spaced at
180º (3.14 rad) and unobstructed.
Every opening shall have minimum dimensions so as to permit
the entrance of a 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) diameter rod.
Transporting and Storing LP Gas
Transport only one cylinder at a time. Ensure the cylinder is secured in
an upright position with the control valve turned off and the dust cap
in place. Store cylinders outdoors and out of reach of children. Do not
store cylinders in a building, garage, or any other enclosed area.
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Natural Gas
The installation of this appliance must conform with local codes or,
in the absence of local codes, to the national fuel gas code, ANSI
Z223.1a-1998. Installation in Canada must be in accordance with the
standard CAN/CGA-B149.2, Propane Installation Code.
A licensed contractor or local gas company representative must perform all natural gas connections.
Ensure that the service supplying the side burner is fitted with a shut
off valve conveniently positioned near the side burner and giving ease
of access.
The side burner must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by
closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any pressure testing
of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than
0.5 psi (3.5 kPa).
The side burner and its individual shutoff valve must be disconnected
from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of that
system at test pressure in excess of 0.5 psi (3.5 kPa).
1. Slide the side burner forward to gain access to the gas connection
point in the rear.
2. Connect a suitable flex connector to the gas connection point.
3. Check the side burner controls to ensure all control valves are in
the full OFF position.
4. Turn on the main gas supply and check all connections for leaks
using soapy water as described in the leak testing procedure section.
Warning: If you see bubbles in the soapy solution at any of the connections, turn off the gas supply and tighten the connection. If tightening
the connection does not seal the leak, it may be necessary to replace
the flex hose.
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Installing Side Burner with a Grill
If you are installing a side burner in conjunction with a gas grill, install
it in the following manner.
1. Assemble a 3/8” pipe nipple to the 3/8” pipe tee using Teflon tape
or pipe sealant. Use only sealant that is approved for use on LP
2. Install the pipe tee assembly to the grill intake pipe. Tighten assembly and align the branch opening of the tee with the hole of
the cabinet.
3. Connect the flexible hose (male end) to the pipe tee.
4. Install and secure the side burner into the island by simply setting
it in place.
5. Connect the female end of the flexible hose to the side burner
intake pipe.
6. Connect gas supply to the grill.
Check for gas leaks using soap water solution.
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To grill, located
underneath and
behind grill
To side burner, located
underneath behind burner.
From Side Burner
From Grill
3/8" Fittings
To Propane Tank
NOTE: You will need to use a gas rated sealer on gas connectors that are not flared.
Open barbecue door. Install hose with regulator on propane tank.
Then connect the other end to "T" adapter. Make sure to use gas
rated tape seal when installing adapter to insure proper seal.
Then take other end of "T" adapter with hose attached and connect
to end of male located underneath and at the back of the grill. (Use
gas rated tape seal on all connections).
Connect the last open line to the side burner (Use gas rated tape seal
on all connections)
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"T" Adapter (3/8" Threaded)
Using Your Side Burner
Using Your Side Burner
Read all instructions before you
operate your side burner .
We recommend you wash your side burner with soap and water prior
to lighting it for the first time. Oils are used during the manufacturing
process and some residual oil may still be on the stainless steel parts
of your side burner. Washing will reduce the possibility of discoloration.
We also recommend you keep your side burner covered when not in
use. This will minimize the amount of dust and dirt that accumulates on
your side burner and extend the life of your side burner.
Remember to use your Cal Flame side burner safely by following these
It is dangerous to use side burners in any manner other than for
what it is designed for.
Do not use charcoal in a side burner.
Do not heat sealed containers such as cans or jars on side burners.
Explosion may result resulting in injury or death. Any sealed container, such as a pressure cooker, must have a properly operating
pressure relieve valve to minimize explosion hazard.
Never put combustible material such as paper, cloth, or flammable
liquids on your side burner at any time. Do not use the side burner
to store flammable materials.
Lighting the Side Burner
Each time you light the side burner, check the following:
Inspect the hose before using the side burner. If there is excessive
abrasion or wear, or if the hose is cut, it must be replaced prior
to using the side burner. If you need a replacement hose, contact
your Cal Flame dealer.
Ensure the area around the barbecue is clear of flammable substances such as gasoline, yard debris, wood, etc.
Ensure there is no blockage of the airflow through the vent space
located below the face of the unit.
When using propane gas:
Keep the special ventilation openings in the enclosure
free and clear of debris .
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If connected to a propane cylinder, carefully inspect
the rubber hose attached to the regulator before each
use .
Ensure the propane cylinder, regulator, and rubber
hose are installed in a location not subject to heating
above 125º F (51º C) .
the burner flames burn evenly along both sides of each
with a steady flame (mostly blue with yellow tipping). If
flames are not normal, check the orifice and burner for
or insect nests.
Ensure the in-line gas valve or gas cylinder valve is always shut
OFF when the side burner is not in use.
Do not operate the side burner with its cover closed or the back
burner with its cover installed.
Electronically Lighting the Side Burners
1. Open the hood.
2. Keep your face as far away from the burners as possible.
3. Rapidly rotate the burner knob counter clockwise past the light
position to HIGH. You will hear a loud click as the electronic lighter
produces a spark.
4. Listen for the sound of the gas igniting. If the burner does not light
on the first try, repeat immediately.
5. If the burner does not light after three attempts, turn the control
knobs to the OFF position. Wait five minutes until the gas clears
before attempting to light it again.
6. Repeat the procedure or try the manual lighting procedure below.
Upon successful lighting, repeat the process on the other burners
you wish to light.
8. To shut off the burners, rotate the knob and turn to OFF. It is normal to hear a popping sound when the burners are turned off.
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Using Your Side Burner
Manually Lighting the Side Burners
WARNING: Do not use standard matches or cigarette lighters to perform match lighting procedures. Serious burns can occur and lighters
can explode.
1. Open the hood.
2. If you have just attempted to light the burner, allow five minutes
for any accumulated gas to dissipate.
3. Keep your face as far away from the burners as possible.
4. Light and insert a long stem match, holding it near the burner
5. Push in and turn the control knob just past the LIGHT position to
6. Listen for the sound of the gas igniting. If the burner does not
light after five seconds, turn the control knobs to the OFF position.
Wait five minutes until the gas clears before attempting to light it
If the burner does not light after several attempts see Troubleshooting Guide in the back of this manual.
Basic Side Burner Operation
Before lighting, make sure all burner controls are off. Do not attempt
to light the burners if the smell of gas is present. Check the connection
with a soap and water solution after attaching the hose. For LP units,
make sure there is gas in the tank and it is sitting upright. For natural
gas units, make sure the shut off valve is on.
1. Light the side burners using the instructions on the previous
2. Place pots on the side burners and cook to desired completion.
Adjust heat setting if necessary. You may set the control knob to
any position between HIGH and LOW.
Do not leave the side burner unattended while cooking.
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Cleaning and Maintenance
Clean the side burner regularly as determined by the amount of use
and foods cooked. In addition, keep the area around your side burner
clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and liquids. Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and
ventilation air.
These instructions describe the best way to care for your stainless
Although stainless steel will discolor and accumulate grime with regular
use, it can keep its original shine with periodic cleaning. We strongly
recommend using a surface protectant to prevent smudging and surface rust from accumulating.
The easiest way to clean the side burner is immediately after cooking
is completed. Doing so will extend the life of your side burner, prevent
grease fires, and present a pleasant appearance while you cook.
Stainless Steel Care and Cleaning
All exposed stainless steel surfaces require special attention if you want
to keep them looking clean and bright. Following these simple instructions will help avoid scratching or damaging the finish and keep your
stainless steel attractive.
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To ensure safe and proper maintenance, we recommend you follow
these directions carefully.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning Products and Materials
Avoid using these common cleaning products and materials – they
will damage the surface of your stainless steel.
Oven cleaner
Cleansers such as Ajax or Comet
Steel wool pads
Wire brushes
We recommend these products for cleaning your stainless steel:
Mild dish detergent such as Dawn
Formula 409
Sheila Shine (exterior ONLY)
WD-40 (exterior ONLY)
We have had best success with Sheila Shine, but WD-40 works very
well too. Sheila Shine is available in some hardware stores; WD-40
is widely available.
Some people have reported that using baking soda, lemon oil, olive
oil, vinegar, or club soda can be effective for cleaning light soil on all
stainless steel surfaces.
Do not use steel wool or wire brushes to scrub your side burner.
For light soil, use a damp sponge or cloth. For heavier stains, use a
Scotch-Brite scrubber or similar product.
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Thoroughly clean stains, food, and grime using a sponge or damp
cloth with warm water and a mild dish soap. Use Fantastik or Formula 409 to remove heavier soil.
2 . Rinse
Thoroughly rinse all surfaces and dry them completely with a clean
towel. Do not allow stainless steel to air dry.
3 . Polish
We strongly recommend that you apply a surface protectant to all
exposed stainless steel surfaces.
Spray a small amount of WD-40 or Sheila Shine on a piece of paper
towel and rub with the grain over the surface of the appliance. Using
a clean terry cloth or paper towel, polish the appliance by rubbing
with the grain until excess liquid is removed and the surface shines. It
should not be oily to the touch, however some residue is acceptable.
Some people have reported that using lemon oil products such as Old
English furniture polish is effective for polishing stainless steel and protecting the surface.
Do not use WD-40 or Sheila Shine near food or on food
preparation surfaces as it is a health hazard.
NEVER spray WD-40 or Sheila Shine near an open flame!
These products are extremely flammable while in their
aerosol forms.
Do not use a wire brush or stainless steel on any part of
your side burner!
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1 . Clean
Cleaning and Maintenance
Rust Removal
It is a common misconception that stainless steel does not rust. It does
not stain, corrode, or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it stains less),
but it is not stain-proof. If not properly protected and maintained, it
can corrode, pit, and discolor.
Because salt will accelerate rust and corrosion, side
burner owners who live near the beach need to be diligent in maintaining their stainless steel hardware. You
need to clean and polish your stainless steel frequently,
apply a protectant, and ensure water does not collect
and puddle.
Periodically clean exterior stainless steel surfaces with WD-40 or Sheila
Shine and wipe down with a dry cloth or paper towel until surface is
free of rust. If there is significant rust or corrosion, use a Scotch-Brite
Both of these products will act as a surface protectant and help resist
smudges, stains, and rust.
Although nitric acid (also called aqua fortis) can be effective for rust removal, it is a highly corrosive chemical. Because of the potential for injury or damage to your stainCaution less steel, we do not recommend using nitric acid.
Burner rack
The burner rack can all be removed for cleaning and is dishwasher
Use a solution equal parts detergent and hot water just as you would
for any cooking equipment. A stiff wire brush or steel wool may also be
helpful in removing grime and food deposits.
Covering Your Side Burner
When not in use and after cooling, cover your side burner with our
canvas cover. (See your local Cal Flame dealer for details.) The cover
will help protect your side burner from detrimental effects of weather
and environmental pollutants. Never put a cover on a hot side burner.
Allow the side burner to cool before covering.
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Smell of gas is present
Check for loose connections in the gas line. Perform a
leak test following the procedure described in this manual.
Burner does not ignite
Check the position of the sparker tip. It should be pointing forward towards the front of the burner.
Make sure there is a blue spark at the electrode tip
to the burner.
Make sure the igniter wire is connected firmly to the
valve ignition device and the electrode.
Make sure the valve orifice is free of any debris,
dust or grease.
If there is no spark at all, replace the electrode or
igniter wire.
Note: Turn off the gas at the source while troubleshooting.
Obstruction in the gas line
Remove the fuel line from side burner. (Do not smoke
or perform any maintenance in the vicinity of an open
flame.) Open the gas valve for one second to blow out
any debris. Close off the gas valve and reconnect the
fuel line securely.
Yellow Flame
Once the entire burner is operating, check the flame
color to be sure that it is mostly blue. Some yellow at
the tips may be present due to impurities in the fuel. If
the flame is golden or yellow in color, the reason could
be oil film, residue from boil over, or other foreign matter on the burner.
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Plugged orifice
Unplug the orifice as follows:
Remove burner rack and brass burner.
Using a 7mm socket or socket wrench, remove the
brass orifice.
Gently clear any obstruction with a fine wire.
Reinstall the orifice and replace the burner racks.
If an obstruction is suspected in the control valve, contact your local Cal Flame dealer for assistance.
Misalignment of Igniter on Burner
Check for proper position of the electrode tip, which
is next to, but does not touch, the brass burner. It
should be pointing straight up and free of grease to
allow proper sparking.
The ignition wire should be connected firmly to the
valve ignition device and electrode. Reattach it if it
has become disconnected. Replace the ignition wire
if it is frayed or cracked.
With the gas supply closed and control knobs set to
the off position, check each position igniter individually for the presence of a spark at the electrode.
Push each knob in fully and rotate it about 1/4 turn
to the left (counter-clockwise) until you hear a loud
click. The trigger hitting the strike block should
produce a blue spark at the electrode tip. Return
control knob to the off position before checking the
next igniter.
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When converting an LP side burner that is connected to
an LP grill, you MUST convert both appliances .
It is dangerous to have an LP appliance and an NG appliance
supplied by the same fuel .
WARNING! You must have an authorized service technician
perform this procedure . If these instructions are not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life . Lloyd’s Material Supply
(LMS) will not be held responsible for an improperly converted
gas side burner .
All Cal Heat side burners are manufactured to use standard liquid propane (LP) and can be converted to burn natural gas (NG).
You will need one or two orifices (depending on the size of the side
burner), contained in the conversion kit provided with the side burner.
The conversion kit contains orifices to convert five main burners, two
small rear infrared burners, one large infrared burner, and two side
burners. You will not need all of the parts in the kit.
Before you begin, make certain the LP gas source has been disconnected.
Replacing the side burner orifices
1. Remove the grate, burner cap and burner diffuser from the side
2. Using a 7mm wrench, remove the orifice for the burner.
3. Apply a small amount of pipe compound to the orifice threads.
4. Screw in the orifice until it is finger tight.
5. Tighten the orifice with the 7mm wrench.
6. If you have dual side burners, repeat the previous steps for the
second burner.
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Converting Side Burner from LP to NG
Replacement Covers
Side Burner Model
Cover Part
Cover Size
BBQ08852P Standard
Single Flat Side Burner
CVRSBR050-G 11” x 17 ¼” x 5 ½”
Standard Side By Side
CVRSBR052-G 24 ¼” x 19 ½” x 6 ¼”
Deluxe Double Side Burner
CVRSBR054-G 13” x 23 ½” x 10”
BBQ08954P Deluxe Double
Side By Side
CVRSBR055-G 26” x 13” x 10 ½”
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All Cal Flame models are manufactured with the highest quality appliances and are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship at time of delivery.
LMS warrants side burners and associated hardware from deterioration, corrosion, and defects in material and workmanship for a period
of one year.
Extent of Warranty
This limited warranty is only valid on Cal Flame models delivered in the
United States or Canada and extends through the selling dealer to the
original purchaser at the original site of installation. This warranty becomes valid at time of delivery and ends either by specified time-frame
listed above or upon owner transfer or relocation.
Warranty Performance
In the event of a malfunction or defect covered under the terms of this
warranty, a factory authorized service agent of LMS will perform the
necessary repairs. To obtain service, contact the selling dealer. In the
event the consumer is unable to obtain satisfactory customer service
from the selling dealer or service agent, written notification must be
given to the LMS Customer Relations Department within 30 days of
the reported failure. There will be no charge for parts on a covered
item. Cost of labor is the responsibility of the owner. Shipping and
handling charges will apply to all warranted replacement parts. The
service agent may assess a reasonable travel or mileage charge per
service call. If LMS determines that repair of a covered item is not feasible, LMS reserves the right to replace the defective merchandise with
merchandise equal in value to the original purchase price. Warranty
repair and / or replacement is the sole discretion of LMS and this warranty does not cover costs therein, including but not limited to: freight,
removal, re-installation, etc. This warrant is non-transferable and may
not be extended beyond the above mentioned time frames under any
circumstances, by any of LMS’s representatives.
Warranty Limitations
The stainless steel lid and burner racks are not covered by this warranty.
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Limited Warranty
This warranty is void if the side burner has been subject to negligence,
alteration, misuse, repairs, dings, dents, scratches, or incorrect and
/ or prohibited applications, as specified in the owner’s manual. Gas
lines must be installed by a licensed plumber only or local gas company agent. Incorrect electrical installation by unlicensed electricians,
service by non-LMS authorized representatives, acts of God and other
cases beyond the control of LMS are not covered by this warranty.
Please refer to the owner’s manual for examples of exclusions and
common acts invalidating this warranty.
This limited warranty applies only to side burners and associated hardware used for personal, family, and outdoor household purposes. This
warranty does not apply to labor charges on side burners, replacement
parts and hardware. This limitation is retroactive and applies to all side
burners and hardware manufactured from 2000 and hereafter.
Examples of common acts invalidating this warranty include but are
not limited to:
Scratches caused by normal use.
Damage caused by extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, etc.)
Damage caused by dirt, sand, and/or water damage.
Damage caused by continued operation of the barbecue with either known or unknown problems.
Damage caused by direct sunlight.
Damage caused as a result of failure to follow the operating instructions as defined in this owner’s manual.
This limited warranty applies only to barbecues normally used for personal, family, or household purposes and specifically excludes rental or
commercial applications.
LMS shall not be liable for loss of use of the barbecue side burner, related hardware or other incidental or consequential costs, expense or
damages, which may include, but are not limited to, removal of permanent deck or other custom fixtures or the necessity for crane removal.
Any implied warranty shall have duration equal of the applicable warranty stated above.
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This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have
other rights, which may vary from state to state.
Customer Service
For customer service, contact the authorized selling dealer immediately. If you need additional information or assistance, please contact
the LMS Customer Relations Department at 1462 E. Ninth St., Pomona
CA 91766 or call (800) 225-7727.
See your Cal Flame barbecue dealer for a copy of the applicable warranty, details and any questions you may have regarding the warranty
coverage on your barbecue.
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Legal Remedies
For customer service, please contact your authorized dealer
immediately. If you need additional information and/or assistance,
please contact:
Customer Service Department
1462 East Ninth Street
Pomona, CA 91766
Toll Free: 1-800-225-7727
Fax: 1-909-629-3890
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