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Old 10-17-2016, 03:38 AM   #21
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Smile I have done it!!!

Success!!!

Bought the 90 degree 3/8 flare off Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BYLUEZ4

(as I wanted to keep it all as low profile as possible, to be able to fit into a somewhat smaller storage bin)

The guy at a great nearby (small) hardware store (that sells all sorts of propane adaptors) yelled "no one makes a 90 degree 3/8" flare! No one makes it!!!" when i mentioned it....

Then I showed him the one I bought off Amazon and he looked stunned.

Then I bought from him the adaptors to get down to my Camco Quick Connect male

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HG7WUQ

- that'll go into my Camco 10' extension hose,

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPYC9BC

that will go into my propane Quick Connect Y (thanks Greg A for finding this, and for the link!!!)

http://propanegear.com/propane-quick...er-rv-fitting/

(so we can also have the Campfire In A Can going as well, while cooking a late dinner)

and that QC 'y' will go right into my (optional) QC on our forthcoming Escape.

Anyway now all I need is the right size of bin from Home Depot. For travel.

Thanks everyone for all the great help.

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Old 10-17-2016, 02:51 PM   #22
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Then I bought from him the adaptors to get down to my Camco Quick Connect male ...
Looks like you're ready to go
Two minor notes:
  1. the QC male doesn't seem to be threaded very far into the 3/8" flare-to-1/4"NPT adapter: is it fully engaged? In my setup shown in post #8 and repeated below, there are only a couple of turns of the pipe thread showing between the flare-to-NPT adapter (in the middle) and the male QC (on the right). An NPT joint should engage by several turns of the thread;
  2. I have one of those double swivel female SAE flare adapters, but then found a solid one-piece double female SAE flare adapter; it's the same thing effectively, but the solid part (shown on the left in my photo) has two fewer potential leak points and is substantially shorter. The shorter adapter means less torque from the weight of the hose on the fitting at the regulator.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:45 PM   #23
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Looks like you're ready to go
Two minor notes:
  1. the QC male doesn't seem to be threaded very far into the 3/8" flare-to-1/4"NPT adapter: is it fully engaged? In my setup shown in post #8 and repeated below, there are only a couple of turns of the pipe thread showing between the flare-to-NPT adapter (in the middle) and the male QC (on the right). An NPT joint should engage by several turns of the thread;
  2. I have one of those double swivel female SAE flare adapters, but then found a solid one-piece double female SAE flare adapter; it's the same thing effectively, but the solid part (shown on the left in my photo) has two fewer potential leak points and is substantially shorter. The shorter adapter means less torque from the weight of the hose on the fitting at the regulator.
thanks for the thoughts...

yes the QC male is engaged well......

my local Home Depot did not have the female 3/8" flare -> 3/8" female (barrel) sadly.

in hindsight.... i guess i could have just bought this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IZCNN72

although i wanted to not have an attached hose... to (maybe) make storage in a snugly fitting bin a bit easier.... oh well.

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Old 10-18-2016, 11:42 PM   #24
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yes the QC male is engaged well......

my local Home Depot did not have the female 3/8" flare -> 3/8" female (barrel) sadly.
Good, as long as you're sure. I was just a little concerned that it might not be fully screwed in, or that (much worse) that it might be a flare-to-flare reducer, rather than a flare-to-NPT adapter/reducer.

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in hindsight.... i guess i could have just bought this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IZCNN72

although i wanted to not have an attached hose... to (maybe) make storage in a snugly fitting bin a bit easier.... oh well.

The hose would be straightforward, easy to install, and functional... but I agree that it's awkward to have a stub hose flopping around. I also didn't want a hose being bent all of the time (as this hose would be if screwed directly onto the regulator inlet), so I incorporated a 90-degree elbow.
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