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ArcticFox&Cats

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Posted: 09/28/20 09:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

(I did do the search engine first.)

Does anyone have a SMALL-er BBQ that they like that they have converted to use with their RV quick connect (instead of using the little propane tag-along bottles)?

I have a small BBQ that I like, but I cannot find appropriate connectors. (IF someone has a suggestion as to where to find such, that would also be welcomed.) So, I may be thinking of just trying something new, if you all have some nifty recommendations.

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I have done this with more than one propane device. In some cases I have been able to cut off the end of a hose that has one correct end and add the right fitting on the other end via a barbed fitting and hose clamp. In other instances I have spliced 2 hoses with a barbed coupler.


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Posted: 09/28/20 10:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

48" in stock (72" and 120" Out of stock)
MB Sturgis quick connect hose...replace 1 lb bottles



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This is my high pressure adapter with a El (for hose routing considerations) and a shutoff valve. The top external tank port came with the adapter. The BBQ connector is the standard 1lb 1" screw on propane bottle type.

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Hoses with the standard 1” screw on adapters are available. And an adapter for the standard BBQ regulator fitting are available. Propane stores can also make custom length hoses however I use 1 or 2 12' hoses as needed.

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Posted: 09/29/20 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OOPSIE!!!
Okay, you guys are awesome!! However, I do have THAT end figured out already.
It is the BBQ itself that I need help with.
Most small little BBQ's have their own regulator where you attach the tiny bottle.
I wish to take that off (it is OFF), and convert the BBQ end of things to my propane quick connect.
Thoughts?
Or brand of small BBQ that comes already adapted?

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Posted: 09/30/20 07:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Virtually all BBQ's come with a regulator and attach to the high pressure side of the propane tank. I went the above route so that I could attach any BBQ plus it's regulated by it's own regulator and that includes the small bottle type.

The instructions for my current BBQ state not to use a different regulator which made me wonder about the pressure. Lighting is unique in that it shoots a flame out from the valve about 8" to the burner.


Search the internet for the parts you need or go to a propane shop with your hose and BBQ.

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FYI From my BBQ manual.
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The gas pressure regulator provided with this appliance must be used. This regulator is equipped with the required orifice and is set for the required outlet pressure for this appliance. This combination of orifice size and pressure regulation specifications provides the cooking performance intended by the manufacturer. Substitution of regulator for any other device is dangerous and could result in serious injury.


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Posted: 09/30/20 10:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you very much, CA T!
I will take your suggestions accordingly, and go visit my friend LP guy!!!

Thank you for all of the visual links!!!!!!

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Posted: 09/30/20 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

48" in stock (72" and 120" Out of stock)
MB Sturgis quick connect hose...replace 1 lb bottles


A great source for all things propane is:

https://caloreequipment.com/

They also carry both high pressure and low pressure connects - the two are NOT compatible. RVs made before about 2007 with quick connects typically used high pressure fittings because they weren't pressure regulated; RVs made after that typically use the low pressure connects since they are downstream of the main regulator. I believe the industry standards now require the quick connects to be pressure regulated thus the use of the low pressure quick connects.

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Posted: 09/30/20 01:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bob (Murphy) - Thank you for the above links! I have previously been on the rvupgrade store, but had not thought to think they might have such.

AND that caloreequipment link is AWESOME!!

Thank you!! Very helpful, one and all!

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