How To Connect a BBQ Grill to an RV's On-board Propane Tank - RVgeeks

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We installed our tee years ago without a problem, and have been using it ever since with no issues. I am trying to conserve energy, so I don't need a delivery as often as I used to. Or perhaps, without naming names, a general guide to choosing the right shop and how to avoid bad ones. Buying or exchanging from a store with an exchange cabinet is very convenient. I took my tank to get it filled and they turned me down. You pay for the amount of propane you received and your cylinder will be full. My son and daughter-in-law who live with me pushed me to get one because I've lost power before because of forest fires and have had to leave my home to hook up my breathing machine.

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We trade ownership of the tanks, and now you own the tank we deliver and we take ownership of the empty tank we pick up. This is what you order when you don't have a qualifying empty tank to exchange. We'll leave a full tank at your door. This is what you'll order when you want to add an additional spare tank going from one tank to two tanks or if you are ordering a tank for the first time to use with a new patio heater or grill and you don't have an empty tank to exchange.

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If you have placed your order later in the day, the option will not appear. We increase our services frequently, so check availability often. Propane Tank Safety Never leave a tank inside a vehicle Never attempt to fill the propane tank yourself - have your tank filled only by trained professionals Never attempt to repair your propane tank. Contact a propane dealer for repair or replacement needs. When transporting, always secure the tank in the upright position on the floor of the back seat.

Never transport the tank in your front seat or trunk. Ensure the tank valve is closed and the valve opening is plugged or capped.

Keep windows open to provide ventilation in case the tank your are transporting leaks. Store propane tanks outdoors, upright and off the ground on a base that will not burn. Don't store a spare tank too close to a grill or any other object that can expose it to very high temperatures Never store a propane tank indoors, including inside your garage and basement Do not smoke near your propane tank.

Before lighting your grill, always check your tank for dents, rust or leaks. Never use a lighter or matches to check for gas leaks. If you detect a gas leak, contact your local fire department immediately. Grill and Patio Heater Safety: Always turn the grill off at the gas source first, then the burners. Always follow the grill and patio heater manual's instructions Do not allow children to play near the grill, heater or propane tank.

Always operate grill and patio heaters outdoors in well-ventilated areas. Use leak-detection solution, available at most propane retailers, to check all connections for tightness. Never grill in a garage, breezeway, carport, porch or under any surface that can burn. Keep the grill lid open when lighting. Check the grill hose regularly for cracks, brittleness and leaks. Cover disconnected hose-end fittings and burner air intakes with small plastic bags or fitting caps for protection when the grill is not in use.

Make sure the grill is shut off and cooled before covering it. You've Entered a Zip Code that we only partially service. Out Of Service Area. The address you entered is not currently in our service area. If your tank has any of these characteristics, it is not considered an even exchange and will require a refurbishment fee: Non-OPD valve doesn't have a triangular handle. Winnebago is sending me valve even though one year warranty over.

What appalling to me that I mentioned this to Winnebago Aspect group on Facebook and no one cared. Said they always keep their valve open anyway. Thanks for the update, Gene. Hope the new valve solves the problem for you so you can rest easy knowing your propane is off when you want it to be!

An unfortunate costly mistake by earlier adaptors. If you have a high pressure female quick connect then you need the high pressure male to mate with it. I have several sets of low pressure connectors as well. Will put then up at the next park yard sale. There are lots of RVs out there with low pressure connectors that can use them.

The only reason I went with the high pressure connectors is because I am obsessive about these things and decided to eat the cost of the low pressure connectors I got from Amazon even though I knew low pressure connectors would work perfectly well. However once you decide to go with the high pressure connectors you are committed to them and they are not that easy to find. I did a lot of research and the only source was Jejas Smokers. Again, as near as I can tell, you can stay with the low pressure type as long as you are aware of the issue of not using a low pressure appliance with the mod.

I have been using the hose set up for several months and it works great. But I have a question about the grill. I have a Weber Q grill, I have noticed that the flame height is barely different on the high and low setting on the regulator. It still gets hot enough to grill a thin steak or burgers. I do not remember if this was the case with the 1lb propane bottles or not. Checking on the web, I see there can be an issue if using a unregulated 20lb tank and converter hose.

Is this an issues with grill regulator? Or is there something wrong with my setup? Thanks again for all the great tips and help. Glad the propane hookup is working for you! But sorry to hear you think there could be a problem with the Weber Q. Hope this helps… and let us know what you determine if you go ahead and test with a propane canister. I have noticed a reduce flame height as well but I can still achieve temperatures plenty hot for grilling.

Depending on weather I can easily see temps close to in my Weber Q Although my mods are attached to a 40 pound upright cylinder, the cylinder configuration should have no effect.

So far the mod has worked flawlessly, except for a failed regulator which was replaced. If you do this mod, be sure to use high pressure couplings, not the low pressure ones normally seen on RV OEM installations. At 15 psi this mod is considered high pressure to supply devices with built in regulators to reduce 15 psi to. Using high pressure quick connects prevents a low pressure appliance from being used on a high pressure line in case you sell the RV with the mod installed.

An disconnect mismatch will NOT flow propane. Anything over a half psi 0. Does this mean I need to change my connectors? Since you are the sole user of the mod you know that your mod can only be used with appliances that have regulators built into them. However if you decide to sell the RV or allow others to use it without your oversite, I would remove the mod prior to sale.

If the new owners want the mod, then one needs to change the quick disconnects to high pressure models and explain the difference to the new owner. The quick disconnects look identical except for the pressure rating engraved into the connector and are probably built with the same parts. There is a slight variation in the connectors that prevents the flow of propane if a low pressure male is used with a high pressure female or visa versa.

Obviously this was done as a safey measure. Pretty well any propane appliance one can buy at any hardware or department store are high pressure devices with regulators and can be used with the mod. However trying to use a high pressure appliance with a typical factory RV low pressure quick connect.

My attached BBQ does have a regulator so I do need to replace with high pressure quick disconnect? We updated the parts we linked to after Casey pointed out that the quick disconnect we were using and the one you have is, technically, a low-pressure unit. The primary difference between the two disconnects is the shape of the male side of the pair.

As long as you are aware of that, as Casey mentioned, you should be good to go. In reading all this over, we want to clarify our understanding of the connections just a bit further.

There are two types of propane-powered devices that get connected to RVs:. If you were to connect a LOW-pressure device to HIGH-pressure propane NO regulators , that could damage the device or cause it to burn too high, and therefore be a fire hazard.

The reason we switched the spec sheet on our post to include a high-pressure quick connect is for the reason Casey mentioned…. In other words, do they not only have different shaped ends to prevent them from being connected to a high-pressure connect, but are they also built to lower standards?

Both quick-connects high and low pressure should carry the same flow, and should have no effect on your ability to get proper heat from your grill. Your reply makes perfect sense and I now feel like an erudite regarding propane low and high pressure quick connects and when and where to use them. I have turned on RV stove and burned off the gas in the line. I will return in a few weeks and see if I can ignite the stove.

The 15 psi regulator has propane gas in it at 15 psi. Since the appliance uses propane at a half psi, that is a fair amount of gas. I have found it takes several seconds to bleed all of the propane out of the regulator. Mine has a gauge on it and it the appliance can run a fair amount of time until the gauge hits zero.

I suspect that the gas internal in the regulator is where the propane is coming from. Keep an eye on it. I have everything connected and ready to go. There are no external gas leaks. I turned off the main propane valve and came back a month later and noticed there was gas in the line to the BBQ.

I checked again after another month with the main valve still shut off and again a small amount of propane in the line. I have not turned on the propane for two month. Do I have a main propane valve problem? When you say they was gas in the line, do you mean you can turn on the grill and get it to run without turning on the main valve on the RV?

I am checking at the cap just above the red 15 psi regulator. When I took off the cap it popped. I am assuming that cleared out the propane? I received my new propane lines and took the cap off again to install the line and again a pop.

Are you also able to get the stove to light for several seconds without opening the valve on the main tank? If you can actually light the stove with the main valve closed, then shut the stove off, then get the stove to light again a couple of hours later, you almost certainly have a leak.

Firmly shut off the propane. Then remove the hose just above the 15 PSI regulator, and cap it again… loosely… so that if any propane is flowing it will be able to squeeze past the loose-fitting cap. There should of course be no propane coming out around the cap, since the valve is closed. Mix a small amount of dish soap into a cup full of water, and very slowly pour that soapy water over the cap, being sure it runs down all sides.

But if you have the main shut-off closed for any period of time like overnight and the bubbles appear, it must be leaking.

Thank you, I will check per your suggestions. Without installing your connection, I would have never known. Thanks so much for creating this video and providing links to the parts you used. I really appreciate the content and detail you provide in all of your videos as I am brand new to the RV world and have so much to learn. I plan to add this modification to my motor home within the next few weeks.

I noticed that at 4: Did you first shut off all flow from the propane tank or does the shut-off valve not open, regardless of the valve arm position, when not connected? Great to have you here with us as you begin your RVing adventure. One real beauty of those quick releases is that they shut off the flow of propane upon disconnection from the other side, which makes turning off the propane at the tank unnecessary. I have ordered all the parts except the propane extension hose as I have those from a prior RV.

Now I am wondering if I should buy new extension hoses as well has I noticed oily residue extruding from the ends. We had this exact issue when we upgraded our propane system with the 15psi regulator at the tank end… our existing hoses still had oily residue in them. So we installed a propane fuel filter like this one on Amazon: Since the regulator was ensuring that no NEW oil was being created, the fuel filter caught any remaining oil from the hose.

So we went with the filter route since it was easier and cheaper than new hoses. Thank you for the excellent fix. Do you think the barbecue regulator is ok since I will be using the same one again? Is there a way to clean it? So we removed it and thoroughly cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol, and then let it dry out for a while alcohol evaporates quickly. Except make burgers that is. Went back to one of your earlier posts regarding running the BBQ from the onboard propane tank…and am planning to do this conversion this week or so…we have a lot of propane capacity…our Newmar has a 35 gal tank that only supplies the cook top!?

Coach heat and hot water is all via the Oasis system…one question I have after looking at your detailed instructions is this…can I also use this setup to provide propane to a portable gas fire pit…is 15 psi adequate for that function?? Thanks for your insight! Happy New Year…have a GR8 !! What a hardy resource propane is! So if you never run it full-blast, you may be OK. Hi, intresting video and write up.

This is about what I want for my pop up. Im so tired of those 1lb bottles, the cost and waste. I think your set up can be changed some to make that work. Thanks for the comment. Nice to hear that this might help you brainstorm a similar setup for your rig. I am planning on doing the propane line mod for my Weber Q to run off one of my 10 Gallon removeble propane tanks on our Kountry Aire fifth wheel. Just gives me one less thing to carry.

You mentioned that the 15 psi regulator will prevent that oily buildup in the hoses that one sees from time to time. Since you did this mod a year ago, have you found the additional regulator has in fact prevented the oil from forming in the lines? Really like your videos by the way. And thanks for the parts list on this project. Made it really easy. Thanks so much for the nice comments and great follow-up question, Casey. We have not had a single repeat of the oil-in-the-propane-line situation since we installed the 15 PSI regulator about 18 months ago.

I put the extend a stay T fitting in place and it had several leaks. I took it out and put it back together like the factory had it and no leaks. So I tried yellow tape in the correct direction on both ends, still leaks. Tried again without tape, still leaks. Made the connections super tight on each end, still leaks. I am using a combustable gas sniffer, pretty reliable. Is there some kind of secret to getting this T adapter to not leak?

We installed our tee years ago without a problem, and have been using it ever since with no issues. Might try exchanging it to see if a replacement solves the problem. I went to Camping World today and bought the Mr. Heater version of the T Valve. Will try that and see how it works out. Since you folks have been doing this a while, maybe you could create some content around specific shops mobile or otherwise that you have done business with and had favorable results.

Or perhaps, without naming names, a general guide to choosing the right shop and how to avoid bad ones. Hope you make out okay with the Mr. Heater version of the tee, Chris. Glad to hear our videos have been helpful. Thanks for letting us know. As far as expertise regarding how to find a good shop, we might be the wrong ones to ask about that, since we do so much of our own repairs and maintenance. One other resource that can be of some use is http: Oops……I just read through some posts from last year on this subject.

Looks like I may be ok without removing the regulator on the grill. The red 15 PSI regulator we added to the line is still much higher pressure than the grill uses, so therefore plenty of pressure to get over to the other side of the RV, and still in need of being regulated down to grill pressure. Now we did originally try adding a different regulator in the line before we settled on the 15 PSI unit. That unit, when combined with the one already in place on the grill was too low for the grill to operate double regulation.

Hope this is all clear! I just received all my parts. One question, I did buy the yellow tape but wondering the best way to check for leaks with all those connections. I only ordered the 12 ft hose and just realized I may be grilling very close to the coach. Thanks for putting this article together. The way we check for leaks is to mix up a small amount of dish soap into a plastic cup full of water, then pour the soapy water slowly over each and every connection, of course while the propane is turned on and the line under pressure.

If you find a spot that you think is blowing bubbles, pour some more over to check. It either blows one or two big bubbles, or a bunch of little ones that foam up. I added a 90 degree elbow I found at Lowes, and then I bought Mr.

This part has the check valve, so now I can leave the regulator and fittings connected to the main propane tank and just screw on the hose. Some day, I will make a more permanent situation like yours and run the hose through the coach.

We have a gas coach, so a bit harder to run the propane hose over the driveshaft and exhaust. Once again thank you for all your articles and help. We will be full timing it next year, and will have plenty of propane for the grill. Glad to hear that you pieced together a system that works for you! One thing you may want to consider is putting a shutoff valve after the 15psi regulator you could use the same one we used all the way at the far end of our setup, or something like it: Of course the Extend-a-Stay itself is permanently installed in the system, and stays in place at all times.

Can you verify this is the correct item as I we directed to Amazon from your listing. It appears this is terminator from the picture. I was curious on the Male adaptor as the picture shows it closed at the end.

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His son-in-law, the late Mr. We lost power for 14 days from a forest fire about five years ago. If you have a high pressure female quick connect then you need the high pressure male to mate with it.

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We had this exact issue when we upgraded our propane system with the 15psi regulator at the tank end… our existing hoses still had oily residue in them. If you hook up propane tank to house placed your order later in the day, the option will not appear. Seller and Buyer should confirm whether fuel tanks, antennas, satellite dishes and receivers, alarm systems, and other speed dating surrey uk listed above are leased or not owned by Seller and should be entered in the blank above. Thank you, I will check per your suggestions. Buried tanks become the property of the homeowner more often, but tk always. Without installing your connection, I would have never known. These offers can be combined with one another but not with other offers.