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Old 04-12-2016, 07:12 PM   #1
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Rockwood 5er outside propane connector

Can anyone tell me if the outside propane connector is high or low pressure ?

I'm interesting in getting an exterior propane "campfire"
like on of these: - Little-Red Campfire / Big-Red Campfire
and would prefer to use the onboard propane (and an extension hose/adapter), rather than carrying around a separate propane tank, but I'm not sure if that push-fit connector is high-pressure or low-pressure
(I've only used the sidekick grill twice, mostly due to bad weather on our last couple of trips)
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:15 PM   #2
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It's low pressure, so you can't use anything with a regulator.




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It's low pressure, so you can't use anything with a regulator.
Thanks, I guessed it might be, but appreciate the confirmation.

I guess the only two options are to either take an extra (smaller) tank with us (perhaps one of the 1 gallon / 4.5 pound ones), or put a Tee in at the tank (but then we'd have further to run the line, and would have to have the propane cabinet door open).

Alternatively, I wonder if I could replace the hose to the "campfire" with one without a regulator, but still with a similar adjustment knob ?
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Sorry, had a kid meltdown to deal with, so had to cut my previous message short. To continue:

We're basically in the same boat. Since the little red's control valve is built right into the regulator there's no way to bypass it. I'm thinking along your lines were I'd like to get a separate line with just a control valve, but so far I haven't found a ready made one and I've been too pre-occupied to get the parts to make my own.

Instead, we usually either carry a spare 20# with us if we're preplanning to use it, or pull one of the 30's off the tongue when we didn't think to bring the 20 but end up needing to use the little red.


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Just dump the hose that comes with the Reds. Replace with a regulator-less hose and use the on off lever on the RV to adjust the flame. This place has some kits:

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Sorry, had a kid meltdown to deal with, so had to cut my previous message short. To continue:



We're basically in the same boat. Since the little red's control valve is built right into the regulator there's no way to bypass it. I'm thinking along your lines were I'd like to get a separate line with just a control valve, but so far I haven't found a ready made one and I've been too pre-occupied to get the parts to make my own.



Instead, we usually either carry a spare 20# with us if we're preplanning to use it, or pull one of the 30's off the tongue when we didn't think to bring the 20 but end up needing to use the little red.




My Canadian designed and sold Campfire in a Can has a separate valve to control the propane flow hence the flame height.
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My Canadian designed and sold Campfire in a Can has a separate valve to control the propane flow hence the flame height.

Sounds like I got the wrong one then. But then again, when you go off to Goshen and end up camping next to boots49, and boots pulls out his little red almost every night, and your DW sees this, and then on the way home you stop by the camping world in Belleville and your DW sees the little red is on sale there, you end up coming home with a little red.

So, the moral of the story is: l blame boots49.




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Overall I've seen better reviews of the Little Red compared to the Campfire In a Can, but I will take another look at it ... and at the link provided by hbillsmith.

BTW, I think your logic is flawless Kaadk
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Just dump the hose that comes with the Reds. Replace with a regulator-less hose and use the on off lever on the RV to adjust the flame. This place has some kits:

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Thanks for the link. Those look ideal.

However, I don't remember there being an on/off lever on the 5er. I was just over at the storage place earlier, but didn't think to look. I'll try trawling through some old photos to see if I caught it in a photo, or if not then I'll take a look at the weekend.
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