Originally Posted by PDX Duck
My recommendation...Be very careful. Either use the partner spacers (can be bought from them) or cut the diffuser plates so there is plenty of space for air flow.
I completely fried a 16” break-apart and was never abl to get it ‘right’ despite multiple attempts and assistance from Partner.
This is not a knock on Partner - I did not follow their directions / did exactly what they said not to do and hindsight was just plain dumb.
Have since purchased 2 3-burner 26” stoves and follow Manufacture’s directions to a T
I've rehabbed a Partner four burner that was destroyed by melting the solder joint connecting the valve to the manifold. The solder destroyed the valve's threads. Partner will sell you the manifold assembly, which you can replace with the right wrenches (tight quarters, but do-able). I guess you could destroy the case by running over it with a tank, but at least the 4-burner stoves are completely rebuildable. I've never cooked a valve on my own stoves, but I've become the maintenance volunteer for the stoves our museum's paleontology field crew abuse.