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Burner adjustment I just replaced a gas manifold and the grill seems to work o.k.; however, there are some yellow flames (rather than blue) flaming up on some of the burners. There is an adjustable "air gap" where the gas valve enters the burner tube. What is the appropriate "gap" setting for this part ? or is this not causing the problem ? Any help will be appreciated !

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HE PART YOU REFER TO IS THE BAFFLE, TURN IT UNTIL YOU GET A BLUE FLAME

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