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Old 12-17-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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LP gas adapter hose

I purchased a LP adapter hose so I can use the rv tank instead of the 1lb cans. The pressure provided through the hose is not enough to run the stove. When I asked the dealer where I bought the hose they said the regulator on the tanks did not provide the same pressure as the 1lb cans, but it will work with the gas stove we sell. That really seemed like an "I have no idea so I'll make something up" answer. The hose was sold to use in replacement of the 1lb can, not just to use with their stove. Any ideas on what I could look for? Thanks
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:53 PM   #2
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Is there a regulator with the stove? If yes, then remove that regulator and see if that works.
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Old 12-19-2015, 05:16 PM   #3
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It works for me, there is no regulator off my tanks but I attach the other end to the grills provided regulator that would normally be attached to the small canister. Works great
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:13 PM   #4
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rblack22, you are picking up your gas before the RV regulator. younggeezer, sounds like you are picking up gas after RV regulator.
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Correct, I connect the hose directly to a tank and then the other end to the grill regulator
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:40 PM   #6
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The small 1lb tanks have similar pressure to the larger tanks on your RV. If you have the proper connection, you can connect the tank end to your large tank and use it. The propane system in your RV after the regulator is all low pressure and will not operate your stove. There are stoves made for the low pressure side ( no regulator) but they tend to be more expensive than the stoves designed to be connected to the 1lb tanks. You can also get small 5 lb tanks if you use the stove in a location that is not near the RV.
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Old 12-20-2015, 12:03 AM   #7
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I'm not sure where the gas line ties into the tanks. The stove end of the hose does hook into the regulator in place of the 1lb can. The other end hooks to a quick connect on the factory gas line piped up to come out in front of the axles. I assumed the gas pressure would have been sufficient to run the stove since the dealer role me that's what it was designed for.
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You cannot hook up to the low pressure quick connect line on your RV and run a high pressure appliance. You can either modify your stove for low pressure use or run a high pressure line off one of your tanks.


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Old 12-20-2015, 12:18 AM   #9
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I'm not sure where the gas line ties into the tanks. The stove end of the hose does hook into the regulator in place of the 1lb can. The other end hooks to a quick connect on the factory gas line piped up to come out in front of the axles. I assumed the gas pressure would have been sufficient to run the stove since the dealer role me that's what it was designed for.
Your current stove has a regulator. You will have to remove the regulator on a grille or stove to use the quick-connect on your camper. The camper quick connect is usually used with a non-regulated grille such as the sidekick that is an option on some forest river makes. Or some models like my sabre have an unregulated 2 burner stove.

Heres a pick of a sidekick and the second pic shows a sidekick with a quick-connect regulator for the little bottles.(just to show that a regulator has to be on a grille using the little bottles)
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The camper provides LOW pressure only as there is already a regulator (regulator = high to low pressure conversion valve) inline where the 20# or 30# tanks hook to the camper.

Your stove that uses 1# tanks requires high pressure at that connection, then probably has a regulator inline with that fitting to reduce the high pressure to low pressure that feeds the stove.

If you hook from your low pressure camper outlet to the stove that has a regulator, you then have two regulators and that will not work.

On my stove I had to cut the regulator (eliminating it) off the metal line and cut the end of the hose that would connect to the stove. I then pushed the hose onto the metal line from the stove and clamped it with two small hose clamps. When not using the stove just release from the camper connection and store stove with attached hose together.

I hope this makes sense to you.
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