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Old 05-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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Longer hose between trailer and BBQ

I've seen some guys run a 10-15 foot hose from the regular BBQ connection on the trailer to the BBQ on a picnic table. I just phoned our local BBQ store and said that the BBQ will not run as well due to loss of pressure.

Anyone doing this?
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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having a little trouble believing that. My propane tank is in front of my trailer. my water heater is in rear. My trailer is 38 ft, plus the length on the tongue for the bottle and turns, means my hose to the water heater is around 42-45 feet. It runs fine.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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I've seen some guys run a 10-15 foot hose from the regular BBQ connection on the trailer to the BBQ on a picnic table. I just phoned our local BBQ store and said that the BBQ will not run as well due to loss of pressure.

Anyone doing this?

A friend had an extension installed running about 20' and he notices a difference in pressure to his bbq.
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having a little trouble believing that. My propane tank is in front of my trailer. my water heater is in rear. My trailer is 38 ft, plus the length on the tongue for the bottle and turns, means my hose to the water heater is around 42-45 feet. It runs fine.
That's 40 ft of iron pipe, not the small diameter flexible hose. Maybe that is the difference?
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That's 40 ft of iron pipe, not the small diameter flexible hose. Maybe that is the difference?
negative, it is all flexible hose on my trailer. T at the furnace and then to the water heater.
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Wow, mine is all iron pipe. Wonder why the difference.

I wonder if the regulator is a little higher pressure or something. I know the regulator on a turkey burner is higher flow than a BBQ, so maybe that is a possibility?
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This is what I use to connect my Coleman grill to my propane tank. I did not get it at Amazon.

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Pick up a natural gas BBQ hose at any Home Depot. No problem running my BBQ In fact I have 2 hoses to run my 40,000 btu campfire. Alls well.
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Pick up a natural gas BBQ hose at any Home Depot. No problem running my BBQ In fact I have 2 hoses to run my 40,000 btu campfire. Alls well.
I was under the impression that the end fittings were different for natural gas.
I will check Home Depot!
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I ordered a quick connect for portable grill from sams and 12' hose from BBQ Pits by Tejas | Barbecue Pit Smoker | Barbecue Grill | Houston Texas tradition of wood smokers that the longest they told me would work for low pressure lp. It works fine
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