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Old 06-25-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Propane Quick Connect

There is a propane quick connect locates in the fourth bay on the passenger side of my 390BH. Has anyone used this? I need to know what it is regulated at I want to get a hose so I can run my grill but the grill has a regulator on it already. Do I have to remove the regulator off the grill or just leave it on?
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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I wish I had an answer, because I have the same concerns. I was thinking of using an outside fireplace but I'm not sure of the output pressure.

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Old 06-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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There is a propane quick connect locates in the fourth bay on the passenger side of my 390BH. Has anyone used this? I need to know what it is regulated at I want to get a hose so I can run my grill but the grill has a regulator on it already. Do I have to remove the regulator off the grill or just leave it on?


Best have a propane hose "expert" help with it, because of the plethora of different connectors and are NOT compatible with each other. Took me about 3 incorrect configurations, until I got it right.

But removing the regulator from the grille is the basic thing that has to be done. Otherwise you're "double regulating" the propane. My Weber works great off that connection in the fourth bay.

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Old 06-25-2013, 08:40 PM   #4
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I wish I had an answer, because I have the same concerns. I was thinking of using an outside fireplace but I'm not sure of the output pressure.

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The quick connect gas line has 1/2 pound of pressure or 11 column inches. You will need to take regulator off the stove line. Finding all the connectors to make it work could be fun. Good luck!
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Thanks! That was quick.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:58 PM   #6
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For examples of quick-connect high pressure and low pressure hoses and fittings, try this BBQ propane pit company...

Gas Quick Connect Hose / Gas Quick Connects Gas Hose Systems

I got my hose assemblies and fittings there.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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Thanks for that link rip.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:12 PM   #8
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Thanks for that link rip.
You're welcome. They (Tejas Smokers) help educate you on the proper quick connect male/female and have ready-made quuick connect hose assemblies (I needed the low-pressure ones).

I had some difficulty finding a selection of the male/female quick connects at local specialty stores, however Lowes and Home Depot did have various 3/8 sae flair to 1/4 npt adapters much cheaper than TS.

Good luck with your conversions. I did not know it at the time, but I was smart to buy a propane bbq grill with an external regulator on a short hose. That made my quick connect project for my stainless pit a lot easier than those with internally regulated pits. I got lucky with my particular pit. By reworking that external hose connection, I can now quick connect my pit to my RV with an extension hose or quick connect to my portable propane cylinder under my folding camp table, nice flexibility.
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Wow! Sure glad I read this forum! I thougt that was an air line connection. Good thing i didn't try it yet!
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if you have the on demand water heater, watch your propane flow to your stove. i noticed when i hooked my 2 burner camp chef stove to the quick connect on my 390bh (hose without any regulator), i would see the burners fluctuate whenever the water heater kicked on while my wife was inside washing dishes or whatever in the sink. on low, my camp chef spluttered and cut out a few times because of this irregular flow. i had to switch to my standby portable tank and the regulated hose for that.

i will try it again and monitor some more to make sure this is indeed what is happening... i'll probably test with the burners in the stove too...
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