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Old 12-14-2016, 01:21 PM   #21
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Seems like a nice small unit you have. Do you have to know the BTU output for the unit? Did it work out of the box with the Escape propane Quick Connect or did you have to purchase some time of connection? Looking for something that is reasonably priced and that works with no modification with the Quick Connect escape option.
Most propane fire pits are set up to use with a standard 20 pound cylinder, meaning it will have a regulator and acme fitting for attachment to the tank. All you have to do is remove the regulator assembly and substitute a low pressure male fitting and it will work with the Escape's QD.
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Old 12-14-2016, 02:22 PM   #22
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The camp chef had a hose with the regulator on the hose. All I did was remove the Camp Chef hose/regulator and put a male QC connector on the firepit and it plugged right into the Camco QC hose.
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Seems like a nice small unit you have. Do you have to know the BTU output for the unit? Did it work out of the box with the Escape propane Quick Connect or did you have to purchase some time of connection? Looking for something that is reasonably priced and that works with no modification with the Quick Connect escape option.
55000 btu. I wanted the local propane shop cut the line right behind the regulator and install a QR fitting to match the trailer. they didn't have the same fitting (said it was kinda obscure fitting?) so they replaced with another. this meant changing the fitting on the trailer. The new one is way more robust and has a bigger on/off. This on/off becomes the only control on the fireplace. I then had them install the fireplace regulator on a QR so I could use it hooked directly to a propane bottle. If you could find the same fitting as Escape uses, all the better. I was in a hurry and don't mind throwing the local shop a bone.

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Old 12-14-2016, 03:36 PM   #24
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they didn't have the same fitting (said it was kinda obscure fitting?) so they replaced with another.

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Translation: "We don't have the correct fitting but we want to make a sale so we will imply that the fitting you have is obsolete or obscure. And we can then sell you both a male and a female fitting."

The truth is that the fitting used by Escape is a standard low pressure fitting and readily available, typically around $5. If it can't be found locally, contact Tejas (yes, correct spelling) Smokers on line and they have low pressure fittings.
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Translation: "We don't have the correct fitting but we want to make a sale so we will imply that the fitting you have is obsolete or obscure. And we can then sell you both a male and a female fitting."

The truth is that the fitting used by Escape is a standard low pressure fitting and readily available, typically around $5. If it can't be found locally, contact Tejas (yes, correct spelling) Smokers on line and they have low pressure fittings.
yeah I know BUT the new one is quite a bit more stout and the on/off is really solid. I was in a hurry, as well.

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Old 12-14-2016, 08:32 PM   #26
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yeah I know BUT the new one is quite a bit more stout and the on/off is really solid. I was in a hurry, as well.

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Yea, Steve. I took your word for the new fitting being more solid. Not intending to criticize your choices. I was just commenting on the typical business person trying to tell customers that the item they are looking for is inferior simply because they do not have it in inventory. And I wanted to let others know where low pressure fittings could be purchased. In reality, the fitting that ETI uses is not the weak link. Take a look at the feed line. Some members of the forum have reported damage to the feed line as a result of hitting road debris, with the debris flying up and hitting/damaging the line.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:17 PM   #27
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When I first saw the portable campfires I thought they were a joke. A few months later I won a Little Red Campfire as a door prize at a Camping World event. We took it with us to a local campground we frequent that does not allow any wood fires. We really enjoyed the fire! As I remember it was set up for throw away canisters, and consumed them pretty fast. We converted to the standard 20 pound bottle and have used it on several trips. A moderate low flame is all that is needed to set the mood and provide some warmth. We give it 5 stars.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:37 PM   #28
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When I first saw the portable campfires I thought they were a joke.
After having hordes and hordes of campfires over the years, this was my attitude too. To me a campfire and camping were synonymous. Well, after now seeing a few campsites that don't allow fires, and having sat around a couple, am considering buying one myself.
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After having hordes and hordes of campfires over the years, this was my attitude too. To me a campfire and camping were synonymous. Well, after now seeing a few campsites that don't allow fires, and having sat around a couple, am considering buying one myself.
I caved and bought a fire bowl about three years ago. Sure beats no fire at all during those campfire bans.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:14 PM   #30
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I like ours for fishing trips. Get off the water late, instant fire while I cook dinner, an hour or so later turn it off and go to bed. Mine takes 5 or so minutes to heat up for the best flame.

When I was a tent camper I scoffed at the idea of an RV.
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I caved and bought a fire bowl about three years ago. Sure beats no fire at all during those campfire bans.
That's it, mister! Turn in your Alberta Outdoorsy Type card.
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When I was a tent camper I scoffed at the idea of an RV.
Just as I did when I hiked up to camp high in the mountains, and seeing some RVs in a valley below, scoffed at them saying, "Ha, those gorbies call that camping?".

Then we had children, and I broke down and bought a tent trailer. I still backcountry camp some, but I loves me my RV.
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When I first saw the portable campfires I thought they were a joke..
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Me too but with firewood restrictions across borders and open fire bans in some locations I broke down and got a Little Red Campfire. Unfortunately I had to buy mine.

I have a 10 lb. tank so it's flexible on where it's used. At times, when appropriate, I enhance the flame with bits of real wood.

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Old 12-22-2016, 11:59 PM   #33
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...it has gotten to where fire bans are very common down here especially in the fall during prime camping time...to alleviate that we bought a Seneca table top fire pit from Amazon...it works with a 1# cylinder or, as I have it with a 10" hose and 20# barbque tank....






...it has a "cute" but basically soulless(no fire people present) flame which has no heat as well......
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Every time I bring my little red campfire out it ends up surrounded by people. It's a very popular item when it's cold out and real campfires aren't allowed. The other big plus is your clothes don't end up smelling like smoke.
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Oh .... that sounds like an easy to solve problem. My problem however, is more serious ... I'm out of ice cream! Help!


Anyone willing to help a desperado?


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Oh .... that sounds like an easy to solve problem. My problem however, is more serious ... I'm out of ice cream! Help!


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Is there no emergency ice cream hotline near you?
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The other big plus is your clothes don't end up smelling like smoke.
While not a fan of perfumes and after shaves, the smell of campfire on someone is exhilarating. Almost like an aphrodisiac.
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That's why I married her.
Former Forest Service Rookie marries adventurous smokey smelling coed. Honeymoon is 90
Day stint in fire Tower. End result three little Smokies and a lifetime of campfires.
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Awww.... I just loves me a great romance story like that, Dave.
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It took us forestry boys to mark out the clear cut limits. Then the loggers moved in. Miles down the road
the mills produced a perfect product; a 2x4 that was 92 and 5/8 inches long. In Canada they called it a Jim Bennett. In the states it was called a certified stud.
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