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Old 06-06-2015, 03:40 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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Old 06-06-2015, 09:32 PM   #32
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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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Old 02-28-2016, 11:15 PM   #33
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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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Old 02-29-2016, 05:59 AM   #34
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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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Old 02-29-2016, 08:27 AM   #35
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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.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f2...tml#post149375
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:54 AM   #37
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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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