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Old 04-22-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Propane hook-up.

Has anyone utilized their propane hook-up with a barbecue that ordinarily uses the small screw-on (16 oz.) propane bottles? I have an older Weber "Go Anywhere" portable one and need to know what kind of tubing and connectors that I need to make it work. Since I opted for that option, I'd like to make it work, but I've gleaned that there is something about a pressure differential that might make problems. As you may have guessed, I've not tried anything yet.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: Propane hook-up.

We don't have the propane hook up, but we do use our Weber Baby Q with a 20 pound propane tank, but hooking it up with this hose:

Weber 41455 20 Pound Tank Adapter Hose for Use with Weber Q and Go-Anywhere Gas Grill

http://www.amazon.com/Weber-41455-Po...970160&sr=1-11
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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Re: Propane hook-up.

There are many issues doing this. A current discussion is going on at the fiberglassRV forum, here is a link to the topic.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=39422

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Re: Propane hook-up.

The problem is there is a regulator at the tank and there is another regulator on the Baby Q and most other portable BBQs. That's one too many regulators. You can get a BBQ without a regulator, but I don't know where, since I gave up on this idea long ago.

I like my Weber to remain portable, which means I use a 10 lb. tank. I don't have to trip over a long hose and I can put the Q anywhere out of the wind. I keep a couple one lb. disposable tanks as backup.

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Re: Propane hook-up.

Sandra, any BBQ or propane device that has a regulator on the hose can easily be used. You would just need to go into a place like a BBQ store and get a hose with a quick coupler to fit the trailer connection that thread right onto the inlet of the BBQ, replacing the hose you have. Many stoves and BBQ's have a regulator mounted on them, and many of those can be removed too, if you know what you are doing.

I have been just using a tee off the bottles ahead of the regulator and fueling my BBQ that way. I have been doing this for years and really prefer it to bringing extra bottles along. It still leaves the BBQ free for use elsewhere with a bottle too.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:16 PM   #6
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Re: Propane hook-up.


Which brings to mind....

At the ticket booth for the BC Ferry I was asked how many propane tanks I had. I have two on the trailer tongue and a 10lb. stowed inside. Apparently, that is one tank too many, but she let me through anyway. It's something to think about.

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Old 04-22-2010, 10:42 PM   #7
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Re: Propane hook-up.

Or find it much cheaper at Wal-Mart:

http://www.walmart.com/search/search....y=0&Find=Find

If your local store does not have it in stock, you can have it shipped directly to the store of your choice for free....
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Re: Propane hook-up.

Good to know Glenn, do the small disposable ones count too?
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:21 AM   #9
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Re: Propane hook-up.

I didn't really want to pursue the topic of propane tanks, but I did give the ticket agent a brochure for the Escape 17.

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Old 04-23-2010, 12:38 AM   #10
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Re: Propane hook-up.

Thanks for all the help. I'll give that Weber gadget a try. I'll also check the regulator situation.
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