Installation Guide

Welcome to our grill installation guide section! We take pride in manufacturing a variety of high-quality grills, including standard models and custom designs tailored to your preferences. To ensure a seamless installation process, we have created comprehensive installation guides that align with our general guidelines.

Please take a moment to browse through the images of our diverse grill collection below. Select the image that best resembles the grill you have ordered, and simply click on it. This will direct you to the specific installation guide crafted for your chosen model.

Our goal is to make your experience hassle-free and enjoyable, from selecting your ideal grill to effortlessly setting it up in your outdoor space. If you have any questions or require further assistance, feel free to reach out to our customer support team. Thank you for choosing our grills—we’re excited to enhance your outdoor cooking experience!

Santa Maria Drop In Firebox

Santa Maria and Argentine Drop In Frame

Argentine Drop In Firebox

Drop In Firebox With Front Door

3 Sided Drop In Frame or Frame With Front Door

Custom Gaucho Style Grill With No outer Frame

Drop In Santa Maria Firebox Grill

Santa Maria Drop In Firebox Grills are designed to be installed in modular or hollow wall kitchen islands.

When deciding the depth of your island take into consideration the addition of a 1 1/2” flange on all 4 sides to cover the rough in opening cut, the unit will be centrally positioned on the countertop with four side walls for heat protection and a streamlined appearance. Ensure proper ventilation by installing vents high up on the sidewalls for effective heat dissipation. Bracing should be reinforced around the opening especially for larger and heavier grills.

Rough In

Counter opening should be a minimum of 1/2″ larger than the firebox size as listed below. 

  • All Santa Maria Drop in Fireboxes are 24″ in depth. Min opening for rough in need to be 24.5″
  • 36″,48″,60″,&72″ inch grills. Min opening for rough in needs to be 36.5″,48.5″,60.5″,72.5″
  • Counter to the top wheel is approximately 35″
  • Single crank grills the wheel overhangs approximately 6″ beyond the firebox size. On Dual Crank Grills the wheels overhand approximately 16″ beyond the length of the grill. 
  • Firebox is approximately 13.25″ deep, and hangs in the opening with nothing in the cavity underneath.
A large Santa Maria grill is a perfect addition to any outdoor kitchen.

Drop In Santa Maria Frame Grill

 Drop In Frames are compatible with masonry kitchen islands. 

When determining the width and length of your island, factor in the inclusion of a 2.5” flange on all four sides to cover the rough opening cut. The unit will be centrally positioned on the countertop with four masonry side walls, ensuring optimal heat retention, protection, and a streamlined appearance. Side ventilation is unnecessary for this model as Santa Maria and Argentine grills operate like a convection oven. While not mandatory, it is advisable to incorporate some form of drainage in the masonry island for added convenience.

 

Rough In

Counter opening should be a minimum of 1/2″ larger than the firebox size as listed below. 

  • All Santa Maria Drop in Frames are 24″ in depth. Min opening for rough in need to be 24.5″
  • 36″,48″,60″,&72″ inch grills. Min opening for rough in needs to be 36.5″,48.5″,60.5″,72.5″
  • Counter to the top wheel is approximately 35″
  • Single crank grills the wheel overhangs approximately 6″ beyond the firebox size. On Dual Crank Grills the wheels overhand approximately 16″ beyond the length of the grill.
  • Firebox depth should be 13″ min depth. Note, the guideposts/”legs” below the rim do not need to touch the bottom of the firebox and are not a support structure regarding installation. These are simply the tracks for the grate to travel downwards into the pit.
Argentine brick grill insert with dual grates and upper resting rack in all stainless
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Drop In Argentine Grill Firebox

 Drop In Argentine Firebox grills are compatible with hollow wall kitchen islands or modular islands built with steel studs. 

When determining the dimensions of your island, consider incorporating a 1” flange on all sides to cover the rough opening cut. These units are heavy to make sure to add enough support close to the firebox. The firebox will sit centrally on the countertop with four side walls, providing optimal heat protection and a streamlined appearance. Ventilation ports in the fire cabinet are essential, as our grills radiate heat into the island’s cavity and vents are required to prevent heat encapsulation inside the walls of the hollow island. The firebox itself operates like a convection oven and does not require air ports. While not obligatory, it is recommended to include drainage in the island for added convenience.

Rough In

All opening should be a minimum of 1/2″ larger than the grills firebox. 

  • Santa Maria Drop in Fireboxes and Frames are 27.5″ in depth. Min opening for rough in need to be 28″
  • 36″,48″,60″,&72″ inch grills. Min opening for rough in needs to be 40″,52″,64″,76″
  • From the rim to the top of the wheel is approximately 35″. 
  • Single crank grills the wheel overhangs approximately 6″ beyond the firebox size. On Dual Crank Grills the wheels overhand approximately 16″ beyond the length of the grill.
  • Firebox depth is approximately 11.5″ bellow the rim of the grill. 
Retrofit stainless charcoal grill for an outdoor kitchen opening

Drop In Firebox With Front Door or Three Sided With Open Front

Santa Maria Drop In Fireboxes with open front door are designed to be installed in a hollow wall kitchen island. 

When determining your island’s dimensions, incorporate a 1.5” flange on three sides, ensuring proper countertop space and avoiding interference with the rest of the island. These flanges support the grill and cover the rough opening cut. For drop-in grills with a front door, install with the front of the island open. Given their weight, provide ample support near the firebox. Ventilation ports are crucial as our grills emit heat into the island’s cavity. The grill, functioning like a convection oven, doesn’t require air ports. While not obligatory, including drainage in the island is recommended for added convenience.

Rough In

All opening should be a minimum of 1/2″ larger than the grills firebox. 

  • Santa Maria Drop in Fireboxes and Frames are 24″ in depth. Min opening for rough in need to be 24.5″
  • 36″,48″,60″,&72″ inch grills. Min opening for rough in needs to be 36.5″,48.5″,60.5″,72.5″
  • Counter to the top of the wheel is approximately 35″. 
  • Single crank grills the wheel overhangs approximately 6″ beyond the firebox size. On Dual Crank Grills the wheels overhand approximately 16″ beyond the length of the grill.
  • Firebox depth is approximately 13.5″ deep, and hangs in the opening with nothing in the cavity underneath.
Argentine BBQ Grill Front Door

Drop In Frame With Door Or Three sided With Open Front

All 3 sided frames are designed to fit a outdoor masonry kitchen island lined with firebrick 

When determining your island’s dimensions, incorporate a 2.5” flange on three sides, ensuring proper countertop space and avoiding interference with the rest of the island. These flanges support the grill and cover the rough opening cut. Three sided drop in frames are designed for masonry kitchen islands with a open front.  

Rough In

All opening should be a minimum of 1/2″ larger than the grills firebox. 

  • All Santa Maria Drop in Fireboxes and Frames are 24″ in depth. Min opening for rough in need to be 24.5″
  • 36″,48″,60″,&72″ inch grills. Min opening for rough in needs to be 36.5″,48.5″,60.5″,72.5″
  • Counter to the top of the wheel is approximately 35″. 
  • On Single crank grills the wheel overhangs approximately 6″ beyond the firebox size. On Dual Crank Grills the wheels overhand approximately 16″ beyond the length of the grill.
  • Depth of firebox recommendation Min 12.5″ bellow the rim of the grill. 
3 sided open front Santa Maria BBQ Grill Drop in Island Insert

Outdoor Kitchen Island Gaucho Grill

These units are custom built please contact us prior to ordering. 

This grill set up is a custom build. We will require all measurements in red to build. 

Stainless Argentine Grill with Stainless Argentine V Grates. Designed to be bolted into BBQ Island.

We offer custom sizes for existing fireplaces or chimneys. These units are almost always custom sizes. Please contact us for more info.