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Old 05-14-2015, 08:38 PM   #21
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I have had my Weber Baby Q running off my trailer quick disconnect for three years with no issues. I modified the grill myself since no one said it could be done. It works and it is safe, even without the regulator attached to the grill. The trailer regulator does just fine. I can adjust the flame with no issues. This investment has paid for itself 20 times over.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:50 AM   #22
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On my Weber Q2000. I unscrewed the regulator from the gas adjustment knob, and screwed in a quick connect/disconnect on the gas adjustment know (to connect to the trailer) and one to the regulator so I could use small tanks of propane if need be.
That's an interesting way of doing it. Never thought of that. On my Weber Q, I just used the male quick connect (after removing the regulator) and I haven't looked back since.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:35 PM   #23
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I have had my Weber Baby Q running off my trailer quick disconnect for three years with no issues. I modified the grill myself since no one said it could be done. It works and it is safe, even without the regulator attached to the grill. The trailer regulator does just fine. I can adjust the flame with no issues. This investment has paid for itself 20 times over.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:43 AM   #24
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So do you guys grill under your awnings? Or do you have a long hose? I want to get a 10 footer or so because I don't want to be close to the trailer or under the awning.
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10 ft hose and usually I don't grill under the awning but I have on occasion.
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:54 PM   #26
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10 ft. is what we use I don't like to be to close to our Trailer. This should work with your portable grills.


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Old 05-21-2015, 09:11 PM   #27
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I might have missed it, but does anyone have a parts list of what's needed to make this conversion? We just picked up a Q1200, and the disposable bottles around here are around $4 each -- gets kind of expensive since we intend to use the grill a lot.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:15 PM   #28
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Look at the campfire cooking section, there is a sticky for conversion. I bought the exact parts listed and worked perfectly.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:06 AM   #29
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I might have missed it, but does anyone have a parts list of what's needed to make this conversion? We just picked up a Q1200, and the disposable bottles around here are around $4 each -- gets kind of expensive since we intend to use the grill a lot.
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You'll get a lot of suggestions on different ways to skin this cat but if you want an easy fix, read this post:

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f2...tml#post149375

p.s. The prices are slightly higher now but not by much
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10 ft. is what we use I don't like to be to close to our Trailer. This should work with your portable grills.[/COLOR]

MB Sturgis 100476-120PKG Quick Connect 120" Hose
Not sure of this hose work. If you connect to the RV's quick disconnect, that line is already regulated and at a low pressure. I think you would have to remove the regulator from the grill for this hose to work...you cannot have two regulators in-line to get an adequate flame (from what I have read).
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:40 PM   #31
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So here's what I did for our Q1000. First, remove the bracket holding the regulator, and the regulator itself:



...Revealing the 1/8" NPT male threaded fitting:



Next, buy some parts. From left to right: 1/4" NPT brass elbow (personal preference, a straight coupler works too!), 1/8" NPT to 1/4" NPT brass bushing, Camco #59903 brass quick-connect fitting, and Camco #57282 quick connect hose:



Put it all together. I couldn't find any yellow teflon tape, so I used the white stuff.



I turned it all on and tested for leaks. There were none so I fired up the grill, and it seems to be working okay. Like I said, use of the elbow is personal preference. A straight 1/4" coupler would work just fine too. The big expense was the hose, since the brass fittings were only a few bucks each. I hope this helps someone who might be wondering how to do this themselves. Thanks for the advice everyone.
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Thank you Geoff. That makes perfect sense and is something I can do. I appreciate your help.

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So here's what I did for our Q1000. First, remove the bracket holding the regulator, and the regulator itself:



...Revealing the 1/8" NPT male threaded fitting:



Next, buy some parts. From left to right: 1/4" NPT brass elbow (personal preference, a straight coupler works too!), 1/8" NPT to 1/4" NPT brass bushing, Camco #59903 brass quick-connect fitting, and Camco #57282 quick connect hose:



Put it all together. I couldn't find any yellow teflon tape, so I used the white stuff.



I turned it all on and tested for leaks. There were none so I fired up the grill, and it seems to be working okay. Like I said, use of the elbow is personal preference. A straight 1/4" coupler would work just fine too. The big expense was the hose, since the brass fittings were only a few bucks each. I hope this helps someone who might be wondering how to do this themselves. Thanks for the advice everyone.
Can anyone provide me a link to the elbow and bushing? I am not that handy and I have been searching online for the parts without sucess
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I did the same mod w/o the 90 deg. fitting. It seems to sit better for me when it is going to the rear rather than the side. Both will work.
I would make the connections with yellow Teflon or regular pipe sealant.

Now I can use the low pressure from my rig connector or a separate tank w/ a std. regulator
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I did the same mod w/o the 90 deg. fitting. It seems to sit better for me when it is going to the rear rather than the side. Both will work.
I would make the connections with yellow Teflon or regular pipe sealant.

Now I can use the low pressure from my rig connector or a separate tank w/ a std. regulator
I've since changed it over from an elbow to a straight coupler. It makes hose management a bit easier. Since they're relatively cheap, it's no big deal to change it out.
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This is the way I did it and it has worked well.

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f2...tml#post149375
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Why not just tap into one of the 20lbs tanks up front & use the grill that way instead of messing around with removing the regulator. It just doesn't seem worth all the effort & it sounds hazardous. I have the 6 ft. extension hose for that purpose but I usually use the small Coleman screw on gas cylinders. So much easier.
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The biggest drawback is having the cooking areas divided. I don't like cooking near the street, I prefer it at the back of my camper. The quick connect in the rear is convenient and avoids repeated connecting and unconnecting the propane hoses. Finally I dislike throwing away a few dozen small bottles each year.
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The biggest drawback is having the cooking areas divided. I don't like cooking near the street, I prefer it at the back of my camper. The quick connect in the rear is convenient and avoids repeated connecting and unconnecting the propane hoses. Finally I dislike throwing away a few dozen small bottles each year.
We need to use our grill more! I just threw away the first one I put on my Weber 3 years ago when I got it! And it had sat around my garage I don't know how long before then even!

I tend to carry a spare 20lb tank often, and will do so even more when I run out of my little cans. I have a propane tree that I can use to run my "little red campfire", my propane lantern, and my grill (or propane burner) all at the same time and I already own all the required hoses and fittings. That's the only reason I've never pursued the QC fitting on my Weber. Though I can see how it would be beneficial in many ways, I just don't need it.
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I can see fooling with the grill. It's a simple mod.

I use a low pressure grill with QC because the dealer put on a ready to use grill as part of their package. Another way to take a $75 item and call it a $400 value. Getting 30% off the package means they made a nice profit on that grill.

I still carry a portable 20# tank to use with my Coleman stove and lantern. Once that bumper mount grill dies I'll evaluate if I want to continue with a bumper mount or remove it and buy a high pressure grill.
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