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Old 05-27-2014, 11:51 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone! I will share this information with the hubby tonight.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:59 PM   #12
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You can buy a valve (controller) without a regulator, and just keep that with the hose in the trailer. That way you still have the valve/regulator that came with your grill so you can use your grill anywhere else. No need to tear it apart to take the regulator off.
I don't get it. I guess "tear it apart" was a little strong, it's removing and attaching fittings, not really THAT big a deal. But you still have to remove the OEM regulator from the grill in order to use the QC on the trailer and the valve you linked. So I guess what I'm saying is that unless you can configure your OEM grill regulator to be a QC (which would actually be pretty cool if you could work it right), you still have to unscrew the OEM regulator, then screw in the QC valve, then connect to the QC hose on the tail of your trailer. Then if you want to take your grill out of your trailer and use it somewhere else, you have to unscrew the QC valve from the grill and re-install the OEM regulator. All the while making sure you torque the fittings down right and use yellow tape.

I've never done it, so maybe it's not that big a deal, but in my case, I would rather just leave the grill the way it is and use my little cans, then when they're gone, I'll use my main tank. Also, the OP has another small tank anyway that they can use without modification to the grill.
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I'm not sure what to say if "tear it apart" was a little strong. With the system in the two links I attached, you take the valve/regulator assembly that came with your grill, and just put it aside. No unscrewing of anything. Every portable gas grill I have seen or owned, had a control valve with an attached regulator that screwed onto the gas inlet tube on the grill, and the small gas bottle screws onto the bottom of the regulator. The valve I put up the link to screws onto the gas inlet tube on the grill, just like the above setup, and then use the hose with the quick couplers to attach the valve to the propane outlet on the camper. The OEM valve/regulator remains untouched and ready to be used anytime you aren't using the RV connection. Absolutely no modifications to the grill. I have this exact setup in my trailer, and even used it this weekend.
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Okay, so I guess my question (the source of my confusion) is how much effort it takes to remove the OEM regulator and valve? It seems like a pain in the butt, but like I said, I've never done it. Is it really as simple as screw on/screw off? Like I said, I know it's just fittings, so it can't be THAT hard right?

When I replaced the pigtail on the front of my trailer that uses roughly the same size fittings, it wasn't really that easy, and certainly not something I would do repeatedly unless it were necessary.

I wonder if you could put a QC male on the gas inlet on the grill, then put a QC female on the OEM regulator (or vice versa)? Then you could replace the regulator and the unregulated valve with the snap of a QC connection. That would be cool!
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Okay, so I guess my question (the source of my confusion) is how much effort it takes to remove the OEM regulator and valve? It seems like a pain in the butt, but like I said, I've never done it. Is it really as simple as screw on/screw off? Like I said, I know it's just fittings, so it can't be THAT hard right?

When I replaced the pigtail on the front of my trailer that uses roughly the same size fittings, it wasn't really that easy, and certainly not something I would do repeatedly unless it were necessary.

I wonder if you could put a QC male on the gas inlet on the grill, then put a QC female on the OEM regulator (or vice versa)? Then you could replace the regulator and the unregulated valve with the snap of a QC connection. That would be cool!
Maybe your grill has a different type of setup, which would be why you don't understand what I'm saying. The regulators in this link are the type I am familiar with, and have seen on all the table top grills, and you can compare it to the setup I had in my other links and maybe then it will make sense to you.

http://www.grill-repair.com/portableregulator.html
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Yeah, unfortunately my grill is with my trailer in storage, so I can't see what we're talking about. It helps me a lot to see it.

I was thinking something like this: http://youtu.be/5STC83nLVZc

I have had grills with that type of regulator before, but IIRC, the weber q100 regulator and valve connects to the gas inlet via 1/4 inch tapered propane fitting which is a tad more difficult to jut put on and take off whenever you want...
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It looks like a webber grill uses a different setup. Not familiar with that just looking at pictures.
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It looks like a webber grill uses a different setup. Not familiar with that just looking at pictures.
True, but it looks like the OP's Weber Go Anywhere uses a similar regulator to what you're talking about that goes on and off relatively easily, so it was just me getting a little off topic and on a tangent about modifying a Q100. Sorry about that

Back to the OP; I've used the Go Anywhere before (I didn't know that's what I had back in the day). Granted, it was a LONG time ago (15 yrs?), but I would pick the Q over that grill every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Heat output as well as consistency and control is in a completely different category. If you do a lot of grilling while you're out, it might be worth the expense to upgrade, and the Q would make a fantastic Father's Day gift!
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My problem with grilling, using the bumper mounted grill that came with our 2014 Whitehawk 30 DSQB, is that it's too shallow to allow anything on the top rack when you close the top....grill has cooked fine other than this problem....I like using the top rack for baking potatoes or corn. I would like to get a deeper grill so as to make use of the top rack.....been looking for a replacement as well for us.
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I have showed the posts to my hubby. He is pretty handy and is leaning towards keeping our weber go anywhere. He is happy to continue to use his beloved well seasoned grill. Thanks for all of the helpful tips and advice.
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