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Old 04-12-2016, 07:26 PM   #21
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I'll have time tomorrow to take a look. I'll take a cell phone photo of the regulator and post it here. I'm thinking it should just thread on to the end of the hose, so we can replace it with the Camco quick disconnect. i like the idea of a portable fire pit, but I don't want to haul around another 20 pounds of propane when I already have 60 pounds sitting on the tongue of the trailer.
The regulator is likely crimped on so it cannot be removed. That is why I had a new line made....plus I wanted it longer.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:29 PM   #22
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I have that fire pit. Yes, mine is crimped on. But the regulator is adjustable. That is how you control the flame. It throws out a lot of heat too. 56,000 BTUs. I just take one of the 30lb tanks off the front of the trailer and use it for the pit. Put it back on the TT before we break camp.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:23 PM   #23
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Seems like if the included regulator is adjustable, that removing it will not allow the flame to be adjusted and it will be at a lower pressure.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:38 PM   #24
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It looks like the hose connects to the side of the on/off valve with a pretty standard sized fitting. Instead of messing with the hose that comes with it, I'd look for a hose with a quick disconnect to replace this one. I'm pretty sure Camping World sells one that would work. Then you still have the other hose if you ever do want to hook up to a bottle. They make some really "cute" 5lb propane bottles that would work great with this.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:03 AM   #25
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I'll have time tomorrow to take a look. I'll take a cell phone photo of the regulator and post it here. I'm thinking it should just thread on to the end of the hose, so we can replace it with the Camco quick disconnect. i like the idea of a portable fire pit, but I don't want to haul around another 20 pounds of propane when I already have 60 pounds sitting on the tongue of the trailer.
I started wondering if the low flow would cause the firepit not to burn brightly at all. I looked through the questions on the website and though there were a couple related, I went ahead and tried to ask more specifically. I noticed that a Lowe's rep. answers some of them.
I noticed that Camping World has a 4.5 lb tank that is refillable so probably same kind of attachment. The specs on the firepit says it burns 15 hrs on 20 lbs but I think it was on high and reviews say medium heat is good. So on a smaller tank on medium, maybe a bit over 5 hrs. Hmmmm.....
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Okay, here's what I found out. Here's a photo of the display unit at the store:



The regulator is indeed crimped. I surreptitiously looked around and, not seeing any store employee, gave it a twist, wondering if it was threaded on. I don't think it is. But the other end is threaded into the control knob. Hmm...

I continued my looking around and found this at a local RV dealer:



Ignoring the price for a moment -- keep in mind that this is from a dealer, and a better price can always be found online -- this is a 15' hose with a threaded coupler on one end and a quick connect at the other. I don't see why this hose can't replace the one on the firepit, and combined with the 10' extension that I use for my Weber, that would give me 25' of propane hose. AFAIK, a firepit like this needs the same 11" WC pressure that most propane appliances use.
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I have that fire pit. Yes, mine is crimped on. But the regulator is adjustable. That is how you control the flame. It throws out a lot of heat too. 56,000 BTUs. I just take one of the 30lb tanks off the front of the trailer and use it for the pit. Put it back on the TT before we break camp.
The more I think about it, this seems to be an easy "fix".
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North of 49: As I would expect the company rep answered my question with the standard answer:
Thanks for contacting us! We do not recommend changing the hose as this unit has been designed and tested with the pressure of a 20 lb propane tank. By altering the unit, it's very possible that it will not provide the warmth intended. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at 1.866.771.2663 Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST, or by email at Happy2Help@Bondmfg.com. Stay warm!
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We're not altering it, really. We're just removing a redundant regulator, because the RV's propane system is already regulated; having two regulators in line -- the one on the trailer and the one on the firepit -- is a no-no, since the propane would be twice regulated and performance would suffer greatly. The same reason why we remove the regulator on a Weber grill.
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We're not altering it, really. We're just removing a redundant regulator, because the RV's propane system is already regulated; having two regulators in line -- the one on the trailer and the one on the firepit -- is a no-no, since the propane would be twice regulated and performance would suffer greatly. The same reason why we remove the regulator on a Weber grill.
That is the same hose I have, I just had my local propane dealer make me one for a lot less. He did not have the quick disconnect, so I purchased that and took it to him. He has the hydraulic machine for crimping high pressure lines. The quick connect on your TT will have a control valve (flat bar style) that you can use to control the volume at the pit. Now you will not even have to remove that propane bottle...except to refill.
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