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Old 03-02-2015, 06:25 PM   #101
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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.

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Thanks Jim! So in the 2nd photo, I see a male QC connection for the hose end, and that will work with the hose supplied by Escape. Is the end that hits the control side a 3/8" flare male or female?
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That looks like a plumber's nightmare, what 6 connections, Jeesh. Gotta be a better way??
Don't knock it, you don't have to use it. It works great for me. Besides, it is only 4 connections.
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Thanks Jim! So in the 2nd photo, I see a male QC connection for the hose end, and that will work with the hose supplied by Escape. Is the end that hits the control side a 3/8" flare (male)?
Yes. Basically, all you have to do is go from that 3/8 male flare to a male QC fitting. I went with what was in stock, but there are simpler ways of getting it done. Had thought about changing fittings out later, but as mentioned, this works, and is not in the way at all when in use, or stored.
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Yes. Basically, all you have to do is go from that 3/8 male flare to a male QC fitting. I went with what was in stock, but there are simpler ways of getting it done. Had thought about changing fittings out later, but as mentioned, this works, and is not in the way at all when in use, or stored.
OK, there's a local place here that has a pigtail. I'm thinking that's all I need. The guy cautioned me to make sure that the quick connect was compatible with the hose supplied by Escape (high vs low pressure). I'm sure the one Escape supplies is low pressure.

So does this look right?
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I think that would do the trick very nicely, Robert. If Escape says the hose in low pressure, I would be it is fine.
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I think that would do the trick very nicely, Robert. If Escape says the hose in low pressure, I would be it is fine.
Done, and thanks. $15.
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OK, there's a local place here that has a pigtail. I'm thinking that's all I need. The guy cautioned me to make sure that the quick connect was compatible with the hose supplied by Escape (high vs low pressure). I'm sure the one Escape supplies is low pressure.

So does this look right?
There is a difference between low pressure fittings and high pressure fittings internally. A low pressure male fitting will have an opening of @ 1/4-inch, whereas a high pressure male fitting will have a thicker wall and most likely an orifice the size of a pin hole. Ask the sales person if it is a low pressure or high pressure pigtail.


Also, picture is the other hookup I mentioned in a PM.
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Also, picture is the other hookup I mentioned in a PM.
Did the Escape hose not come with quick connect fittings on both ends?

I see you connect straight to the low pressure control. Do you use a wrench and take it off that way all the time, or just leave it connected?
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Thanks Jim and Carl for the photos.

Yes, Jim's adapter combination could be simplified, but the section attached to the inlet to the control would likely take two adapters with a pipe thread between them using anything that could be found in a catalog, and it looks like there are only three adapters (and thus two pipe thread connections) in this case.

High-pressure and low-pressure fittings should be different, but in this case it should be easy to get the right bits - particularly with Carl's description of the difference - since all quick connect fittings should be low-pressure.
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The pigtail is low pressure. As long as the hose supplied by Escape is low pressure it should work, provided there is a QC on the end. If its a flare I would have to connect it to the Spitfire directly, keep it connected, and just keep the hose coiled up with the grill until I get an adapter.
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