Originally Posted by TheToaster
3'senough...you have confused me....
any illustrations to help it make sense to me....
what is the name of the hose type i am looking for?
Okay. Here is what you need to obtain. My grill is buried in my unit and I will take some photos when I get it out to clean, but here are the main components you need. The nipple fitting you will need to get from the hardware store.
The hose is a 1/4" FPT and 1/4" MPT quick connect propane hose. You need to buy the quick connect fitting shown above and put it in the 1/4" FPT end. The MPT end gets connected to the grill through the use of a combination of things. I used a brass union first which was the same size as the brass connection of the 1# cylinder connection. Then I went into a brass nipple the same size followed by brass reducing union that was 1/4 FPT on one end.
It's probably 3/8 pipe thread but I am not certain. I took the parts to the hardware store and matched it up.
I could not make the reducing union work directly to the hose due to gas flow for some reason. This was the only combination I could get to work right.