Aug 302013
 

Almost every grill manufacture has a gap in the back top of the grill to allow some excess heat escape from your grill so it does not cause any damage.

High-wind entering this gap area from the back can cause a “blow-torch” effect from back to the front and sides of a grill, potentially damaging your food, Gas Valves, switches, and wiring.

Summerset carries a Spoiler to block the wind and protect the grill. This video shows you how to easily access and replace your valves.

Source – Eric Kirkhuff for Hire

Aug 122013
 

Your Grills performance is greatly affected by the amount of gas Volume you feed it. The larger the pipe, the more you can feed your grill, which will yield maximum performance. There are many Gas Line related factors that will affect your grills performance.

For most gas BBQ grills, the test is to lift out your grates, covers and physically look at the burners themselves with all of them turned on high. A properly “gas-fed” grill will have about 1 1/2″ high flame with the burners turned on high.  If your gas line is “underfed”, you may get one burner to give you a 1 1/2″ flame. Your performance will be negatively affected if you have a flame smaller than 1 – 1/2″. Your valves might even whistle when they are all on. This is an indication of insufficient gas line sizes, causing a restriction in volume. 

Is there a basic gas pressure measurement?

  1. Yes, it is called “Water Column Inches” which is a scientific way of measuring the volume and pressure of gas running through a pipe. 
  2. Propane should measure around eleven (11) Water Column Inches (The Gas Co. may come out and give you a free reading).
  3. Natural Gas measures a minimum of eight (8) Water Column Inches.

Are other factors that greatly affect my grills performance?

YES

  1. The Length of the gas pipe run or line from the source, your house, or gas meter to the grill.  The optimal feed pipe size is a minimum of  3/4″ and One Inch (1″) in diamater is the best size.  Try and reduce the pipe size as close to the grill as possible and use no less than 3/8″ closest to your grill.
  2. You will experience lower grilling performance if your household gas is being shared with a small pipe which will affect your grill when other gas appliances, fireplace, heaters, kitchen stoves, etc are turned on during your grilling times.
  3. Make sure that the flex hose to your grill, NO less than 3/8″.

Looking to Convert your grills Gas, read this first

Aug 122013
 

IMAP/POP/SMTP Server Settings for Google Apps

If you want to use an e-mail client on a computer, such as Outlook, Thunderbird, etc., or on other devices, such as
an iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, etc., use these settings.
NOTES: You must (if you have not already done so, since mid-July, 2011), reset your password. This insures proper
password syncing from Kettering LDAP to Google (the syncing process finishes at the top of the hour, every hour).
Please do NOT reset your password until your e-mail data migration completes. The password may be reset to the
same as what it already is, as long as it passes the minimum character password length, which is six characters.
Passwords can be changed via WebMail or https://jabber.kettering.edu Also, you may have to log into Google
Apps and agree to Google’s terms of service before you can make the IMAP or POP connection from your e-mail
client/app. – http://mail.google.com/a/kettering.edu or simply http://mail.kettering.edu/ (Use your normal email user name and password.) To use IMAP, you will need to enable IMAP in the Google Apps settings. “Mail
Settings” => “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” => “IMAP Access:” => “Enable IMAP” Google Apps POP settings will
override your e-mail client/app settings for leaving/not-leave messages on the server. To set it in GA, Options =>
Forwarding and POP/IMAP => Number 2 selection pull-down.

POP Settings:
Server: … pop.gmail.com
Port: … 995
SSL: … Yes, you must use SSL (Google Apps policy)
Username: … Your full e-mail address (include your login name and the @kettering.edu)
Password: … Your normal e-mail password (assuming you reset it and it has already synced, as above)

IMAP Settings:
Server: …. imap.gmail.com
Port: … 993
SSL: … Yes, you must use SSL (Google Apps policy)
Username: … Your full e-mail address (include your login name and the @kettering.edu)
Password: … Your normal e-mail password (assuming you reset it and it has already synced, as above)

SMTP Settings:
(I regardless of whether using POP or IMAP)
Server: …. smtp.gmail.com
Port: … 587
TLS or StartTLS: Yes, use TLS, you must use TLS (Google Apps policy)
SMTPAuth: … Yes, you must authenticate to (SMTP) relay through Google Apps, see below
Username: … Your full e-mail address (include your login name and the @kettering.edu)
Password: … Your normal e-mail password (assuming you reset it and it has already synced, as above)
NOTE for SMTPAuth: For some e-mail clients/apps, there is a simple checkbox that allows using the
“same settings as my incoming server”

 

 

 

reference – https://www.kettering.edu/sites/default/files/resource-file-download/IMAP-POP-SMTP-GA.pdf