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Old 09-01-2015, 01:43 PM   #21
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And back a few, there is a sticker next to the quick connect in the picture Jim B posted. Says to shut off gas supply before disconnecting appliance. Do you follow those instructions? Does that shut down the fridge every time you disconnect?
I believe that means to shut off the gas supply at the QC, not at the tank. There is a valve there. This is how I have always done it.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:29 PM   #22
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I believe that means to shut off the gas supply at the QC, not at the tank. There is a valve there. This is how I have always done it.
That is also how we do it with our QC.

One thing you may want to consider if adding the QC post-build is if you had spray foam insulation added during your build, it could make routing of the propane lines for the QC more challenging. Could impact where you position the QC or may mean that some removal and replacement of insulation could be required.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:17 PM   #23
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Dave -- hmm. We did indeed have the extra insulation, and I suspect that hacking into it would add just enough headache to make this a no-go. I'll take a look but yeah, the line would be under all that hard "fluff" eh?

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Old 09-01-2015, 10:03 PM   #24
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Here's my Weber Q solution. Removed its regulator. Added my own separate Q-connect line between tanks on the tongue.

Most expensive part was the hose. Choose brass fittings with care because they may look all alike but... they are not.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:15 PM   #25
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Myron -- looks like a long hose there. How long does yours run? Again, we aren't mechanically inclined in the least, so if we were to do something like this we'd ask an RV mechanic and would wanna be really specific about parts, etc.
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Ours has a little quarter turn valve ahead of the quick connect. Snap the hose on, turn the valve, enjoy the gas. I use the valve to throttle the output on the campfire in a can. When done, shut off with the valve, disconnect the hose with the coupler. Cover with dust cap. Campfire in a can has regulator removed so the regulator At the tanks is the only one.
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A hose like mine with quick connects at each end can cost $60bucks at a good RV supply store. Got mine online for um, $35 I think. It's about 12 feet long.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:29 PM   #28
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A funny - got the exterior LP option, then had a hose made up locally to connect our devices the week we got home with our brand new 21. First load-up for a camping trip I discovered the ETI matching hose in the bottom drawer of the nightstand. Nobody mentioned a hose was included!!

Fortunately, it was a bit shorter than I wanted for our propane campfire thingy...........
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Or you could get the right fittings and hook them together and stretch her out to become party central
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Nice solution, Myron. We did order the quick connect and have a Weber Q so good to see ur pics on the conversion we'll need to do. Your solution at the tanks with the long hose would be what I would copy if I was adding it after build.
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