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Old 02-27-2015, 03:58 PM   #81
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Jim, I am going to get the Spitfire 80 grill like you mentioned on a previous Forum discussion. I too have the quick connect installed. You mention "I bought the parts for the hose and connections from Fairview Fittings". What other parts for the hose and connections are needed? Thanks
I bought an elbow and male quick connect to attach to the gas valve I put on the BBQ, and a hose with a male and female quick connect on the ends. I also put a shut-off valve on the end of the hose, though no certain now that would be necessary. I would be now, that either Dickinson or Escape could handle everything. At the time Dickinson told me they would get the parts, I just had to tell them what I wanted. They buy from Fairview Fittings out there too.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:02 PM   #82
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As an Alberta resident, I certainly don't want the tax any more coordinated between the provinces. Both have exactly that same federal GST (Goods and Services Tax), and they both have clear provincial sales tax: B.C. charges 7%, and Alberta charges none. If a product shipped from B.C. to Alberta gets taxed by B.C., I'm okay with that - it would be the same as walking into the B.C. store, paying the appropriate tax, and giving the product to a courier to send it to Alberta... and that's basically what's happening.

The B.C. sales tax on the Spitfire - if it is even charged on a sale to an Alberta resident - would be about $21 (at the $299 price quoted earlier) to $29 (at the $420 list price shown on the web site). That's a big range, but I don't know now meaningful "list price" is in this case. I'm not sure what is adding up to make the $80 difference, or even which location was cheaper.
Any retailer selling product to an Albertan, shipped to an Alberta residence should not charge that provinces sales tax. It has happened to me where they had it on an invoice, but a call to them cleared that up. When I bought a canoe from an Ontario manufacturer there original invoice included the PST, but when I called them they apologized, and removed it. Just as if we bring anything purchased in another province (like a car, RV, whatever) back to Alberta, we can apply to have the applied provincial tax refunded. We have done that for a vehicle bought in Ontario before. Escape charges no PST to Albertans either.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:16 PM   #83
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I bought an elbow and male quick connect to attach to the gas valve I put on the BBQ, and a hose with a male and female quick connect on the ends. I also put a shut-off valve on the end of the hose, though no certain now that would be necessary. I would be now, that either Dickinson or Escape could handle everything. At the time Dickinson told me they would get the parts, I just had to tell them what I wanted. They buy from Fairview Fittings out there too.
OK Jim, I bought the low pressure regulator along with the Grille. I just swap that one out for the one that comes with the grill. I have the quick connect line and the hose, so do I need additional fittings? Not sure of the connection type on the low pressure regulator.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:44 PM   #84
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OK Jim, I bought the low pressure regulator along with the Grille. I just swap that one out for the one that comes with the grill. I have the quick connect line and the hose, so do I need additional fittings? Not sure of the connection type on the low pressure regulator.
You do need the fittings to go from the low pressure control (not really a regulator) to include a male quick connect, at least you did when I bought. I forget the fitting size needed, but you could find out from Dickinson.
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ok thanks. I'll ask.
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You do need the fittings to go from the low pressure control (not really a regulator) to include a male quick connect, at least you did when I bought. I forget the fitting size needed, but you could find out from Dickinson.
Just spoke to Jeremy at Dickinson, Jim. I do indeed need a 3/8" flare to quick-connect fitting. They don't sell them, but I guess I could find one at a place around here that sells propane fittings. Still not really sure what to ask for, having never seen the quick connect hose ETI supplies. Pardon the dumbass questions.
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:26 PM   #87
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A flare fitting is a simple thread on fitting that requires no sealant, I got one with a 90° bend to a pipe fitting that the quick connect fitted on.

Darn, I was just down and in my trailer earlier today too. If I knew, I would have looked and taken a picture. I will be back there as it is where my rental garage with company supplies is at.
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I just remembered I do have some photos. I didn't use a 90, the inlet is at 90 off the back of the controller. I don't have a shot right from the rear, but can get one for you guys.



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Oh wait, here is one with it stowed under my dinette, that shows it a bit better.





If you want, here is a link to the original sized photo, so you can see the connection better.
http://bearleealive.smugmug.com/Proj...19/i-nDRKhDx/O
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