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Old 02-27-2015, 05:43 PM   #91
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Thanks Jim, saw those earlier. So a flare connection to the control, and a quick connect to the hose. Still with the dumbass questions. Does the quick connect hose ETI supplies have a 1/4" fitting or are there different sizes? Dang, should probably go to a marine supply store.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:27 PM   #92
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I am pretty sure that it uses 1/4" pipe thread. Just hang tight until I can check out my own BBQ. Could likely do that Monday.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:30 PM   #93
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Any retailer selling product to an Albertan, shipped to an Alberta residence should not charge that provinces sales tax.
Absolutely correct... but if everything works except that the tax is charged for the originating province instead of the receiving province, I'm just not very worried about it. If I bought it locally, it would have that tax anyway.

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Old 02-27-2015, 06:32 PM   #94
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Yeah, on smaller items it is not worth the hassle, but even something like this BBQ, 7% is a bit of nice pocket change.
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So a flare connection to the control, and a quick connect to the hose.
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Does the quick connect hose ETI supplies have a 1/4" fitting or are there different sizes?
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I am pretty sure that it uses 1/4" pipe thread.
I would have guessed 3/8"... usually RVs use 1/4" (nominal) hoses and fittings on the high-pressure (tank-pressure) side, then 3/8" (nominal) hoses and fittings on the low-pressure (regulated) side, to get enough flow at the lower density of the low-pressure gas. Rigid pipes (iron pipes with threaded ends) used under the RV are often 1/2", so the fittings to attach the 3/8" hose to it is a reducing adapter, or a separate reducer and adapter. It could be that for a single appliance (such as the grill) even the low-pressure hose and fittings only need to be 1/4".

It will be interesting to see which it is.
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It will be interesting to see which it is.
For me too.
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On page 6 of the Spitfire manual from Dickinson, a non-quick-disconnect version of the plumbing is shown with what looks like a hose having female flare fittings on the end, going directly onto the optional low-pressure control (#15-193). The next diagram shows the supply end of the system, and indicates that the hose (#19-100-) has 3/8" flare fittings. The first diagram is not at all clear, so it's not certain that the hose goes directly on to a 3/8" male flare end.

It look like to use a permanently connected low-pressure hose only the hose would be required; the additional fittings discussed here are to convert the control's male flare inlet to quick-connect.
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I'll hold on until you can check Jim. No hurry.
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Robert et al, here are a couple shots I took today of my connections to the BBQ. A lot of it would have to do with what you have on the end of the hose.

2015-03-02 15.10.46.jpg

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That looks like a plumber's nightmare, what 6 connections, Jeesh. Gotta be a better way??
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