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Old 08-22-2015, 05:20 PM   #11
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We bought a small propane tank for our fire pit (easy tol eave both pieces at home when we aren't on that kind of a camping trip)and that enables us to move it wherever we want doesn't have to be close to the trailer.
We use the quick connect for our Weber BBQ...


And--for some stupid reason if you do run out of propane in your two large tanks you have the small one to continue cooking supper while the one who said they were full goes to get them filled---thank heavens we weren't all that far from town!!!
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:01 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the comments. We'll slide by Canada tire, pick up up a fire bowl and take it from there. We'll probably work it with the quick connect so we can use it at home during the fall/winter. We have quick connect for our home bbcue.

FYI. I am obviously not much of a handi-person and will ensure that Liz supervises me (she is the fixer person not me). But my ego pushes me to add that in other areas of my life there are people around who consider me quite smart. The whole trailering thing is my effort to expand my horizons.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:04 PM   #13
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Larry, you linked to Walmart, and they don't show one at Crappy Tire. Are you certain it was there you saw it?
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:10 PM   #14
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Please keep in mind when converting any appliance to work with the trailers low pressure system you must use low pressure fittings. LP and HP QD fittings look the same, but internally they are not compatible. The HP male fitting has a tiny oriface, the LP does not. And always use Teflon tape or pipe compound when making connections, unless the connection is a flare fitting.
All good points.
Fortunately, at least in stores around here, only low-pressure quick-connect fittings can be readily found, and they are clearly identified. Only the quick-connect is specifically low-pressure; all the other bits of brass are the same whether your're doing high-pressure or low-pressure propane plumbing.

I would say "Always use thread seal tape or compound when making tapered pipe thread connections." There are many style of pipe connections, and none use sealant other than tapered pipe threads.

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  • look for "thread seal tape" or "plumber's tape", not Teflon tape, because this tape is not made by the owner of the trademark and thus never branded Teflon™
  • thread seal tape comes in different thicknesses; for propane fittings the suitable type is better (including thicker) than what is usually used for water pipes - this "gas tape" is usually yellow
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:26 PM   #15
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Larry, you linked to Walmart, and they don't show one at Crappy Tire.
I don't see the Outland on the Canadian Tire website, but they do have an equivalent which is $100 at the regular price: For Living Portable Gas Firebowl
Also, in-store stock and online stock are significantly different at many stores - I don't know whether this applies to Canadian Tire.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:30 PM   #16
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Larry, you linked to Walmart, and they don't show one at Crappy Tire. Are you certain it was there you saw it?
Yep Canadian Tire in Maple Ridge. Yesterday there was quite a stack of them.

However not listed in their flyer.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:31 PM   #17
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We'll probably work it with the quick connect so we can use it at home during the fall/winter. We have quick connect for our home bbcue.
Do you have a propane quick connection for the home barbecue (which is unusual), or a natural gas quick connection (which is reasonably common)? The two are not interchangeable.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:32 PM   #18
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Do you have a propane quick connection for the home barbecue (which is unusual), or a natural gas quick connection (which is reasonably common)? The two are not interchangeable.
Good to know. At home we have natural gas. Oops
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All good points.
Fortunately, at least in stores around here, only low-pressure quick-connect fittings can be readily found, and they are clearly identified. Only the quick-connect is specifically low-pressure; all the other bits of brass are the same whether your're doing high-pressure or low-pressure propane plumbing.
Wish I could find low pressures fittings here in Central Florida. Most RV supply places, including Camping World only have HP fittings. And the worst thing is if you tell the help there is a difference between HP and LP you get a blank stare. So I generally order the LP male and female connectors from Rejas Smokers (Texas) or Amazon. But all the other brass pieces and yellow pipe tape is readily available at Lowe's and Home Depot.
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We have a campfire in a can. I removed the regulator and on/off valve. Then I bought a quick connect fitting at a local Home Depot type place. It was a mr. Propane fitting. It did not fit. I took it back and they credited my card. I then went to the local RV dealer who I had heard lecture very precisely to a customer on low pressure vs high pressure. Told him what I wanted to do and without any further conversation, he sold me a fitting. I put it on my extension hose and it fit the ETI quick connect fitting perfectly. The trailer is equipped with a quarter turn valve ahead of the quick connect. Works great. Uses some propane though at 50,000 Btu output.
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