How to determine which Gas Valve your TEC Grill has.
Before purchasing a new Burner or Pilot Gas Valve for your TEC Patio II, Sterling II or Sterling III please reference the following.
If your grill was manufactured prior to 06/01/1998 it will have gas valves that screw into the gas manifold
If your grill was manufactured after 06/01/1998 it will have gas valves that are bolted in to the gas manifold.
The last digit in the grills serial number determine the year your grill was manufactured
Sometime the serial number is not legible so you will need to locate the valves to determine if they do or do not bolt in to the gas manifold.
The easiest quickest way to determine if the valve does bolt in to the gas manifold is to do the following
- Remove the slide out drip pan located under the control knobs
- Look up in to the space where the drip pan was
- Located the gas manifold running across the inside front on the grill
- Located each gas control valve
- If the valves bolt in to the gas manifold you'll see a bolt head located on the bottom side of the gas manifold directly beneath each gas valve.
- If the bolt head is present, then the grill has STBCV burner control valves and a STPCV pilot control valve
Follow photo shows a bolt head on the bottom of the gas manifold looking up into the space where the pull out drip pan was.