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Old 03-14-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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External Propane Quick Connect

As we finalize our build sheet we are wondering about including the External Propane Quick Connect. Has anyone used it? We just discovered the Ooni Koda Gas Powered outdoor pizza oven and it looks like something we would use. Advice appreciated.

https://ooni.com/products/ooni-koda?...BrOIEgEO0hET24
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:42 PM   #2
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Many have the quick connect and use them for grills and fire pits. Since the quick connect is downstream of the Escape regulator and thus already low pressure some devices require modification (like the Weber Q grill) to remove the pressure regulator on the appliance. Since this pizza oven has the regulator on the hose you don't need to do this, but you will obviously need a hose with the right ends to mate to the oven and trailer. Would be really nice to be able to use either hose so you could use the one with the regulator on a propane tank for home use. It might not be a bad idea to check with the manufacturer what regulated pressure the appliance is designed to run at. The quick connect on the trailer will provide a nominal 11" water column (w.c.) pressure.


By the way that oven looks really neat. I want one for my back porch.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:49 PM   #3
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The quick disconnect is great for propane fire pits. With the prohibition of transporting wood and the price of about $6.00 per bundle, I find the propane as a great alternative. And, when you leave the campsite or go to bed, you aren’t wasting money and taking chances on a wood fire.
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We have the propane quick connect and use it for our propane grill and for a fire bowl. Personally, I would choose to bring a propane grill along over a pizza oven, since with an oven stone you could cook pizza in the grill, but it could be hard to grill steaks in the pizza oven!
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Personally, I would choose to bring a propane grill along over a pizza oven, since with an oven stone you could cook pizza in the grill, but it could be hard to grill steaks in the pizza oven!

Ditto. That pizza oven only does one thing - cook a pizza.
The marketing focuses on how it saves time. Not a concern of mine.
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We have an Ooni wood fired pizza oven and are very happy with it. And it does do more than pizzas. They make several different cast iron pans and dishes to use with it. But we’ve never used it for anything but pizza. I’ve often thought of taking it camping, as it’s compact and easily portable, but the only reason that we haven’t is that our method for making pizzas requires a large prep area, which is less conducive to the camp environment. It could be done, but how we roll at home is to make the large dining table the crust prep area where they all get rolled out, then a bunch of bowls of assorted toppings and chop/prep area take up a lot of room. We always invite people over for pizza night when we pull it out as it’s fun and everyone gets their own personalized pizza. On a grill or in an oven this would take forever, but at 1000*F the Ooni kicks out pizzas in one minute each, so it’s easy to bang out a dozen pizzas for a bunch of adults and kids. If you’re only cooking one pizza for your lonesome then a grill or oven might do just fine though.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:46 AM   #7
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Sounds like your production line is quite a bit like ours at home. Perhaps we should exchange recipes! We anticipate it to be much simpler on the road when there are just two of us to feed. (unless we start feeding the neighboring campers : )
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:20 AM   #8
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Love the quick connect propane set up.Cooking most meals outside so easy, no one lbs bottles..Havasu is windy but warming up.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:58 PM   #9
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I bought it but I don’t use it, so its a waste for me. I find using the 1 lb. bottles easier. If using it for a fire pit it would work well but you will be making frequent trips to the propane dealer as they use quite a bit of fuel over a long weekend trip.
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thanks for your input!
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