Post by wisconsinjoe on Aug 5, 2020 6:18:47 GMT -8
My ideal set up would have two 20 pound tanks with an automatic changeover regulator. I'd want a meter gauge for each tank so I know how much LP is in each tank. And, I'd like some kind of quick release port to connect via gas hose a small portable grill. I've noticed that for not a lot extra money, LP tanks can come with gauges installed.
Is this possible to do? Are there different pressure requirements for grills versus LP fridges and stovetops?
Where do I get these parts?
How do I attach the regulator to my tank holder (basically just a threaded rod that clamps the tanks to the base)?
Post by wisconsinjoe on Aug 5, 2020 9:31:39 GMT -8
After doing some research, I think all I need is an auto changeover regulator with pigtails to the dual tanks and a T at the iron pipe connection (after the regulator) for a quick connect to my grill. Make sense?
Be sure your grill operates on regulated propane. Some don't and some need higher pressure to get hot enough. If a grill is operating off the small bottles at full pressure, it won't cook on regulated LP.
Post by wisconsinjoe on Aug 5, 2020 10:12:26 GMT -8
Yes, I'm worried about this because my portable grill has its own regulator built into it (designed to hook directly to a propane tank). So, if the gas is already going through a regulator, will that cause a problem?
If so, should the T be located between one of the tanks and the regulator on the camper?
Camco makes many different tees that may work for your purpose. One is called extend a stay but you have to be sure they have the correct fittings.
Not knowing what kind of grill you have, I'm not sure if it will work or not. I know when the trailers were equipped with a propane outlet (after the regulator) that most grills will not work on 11" WC. We sold a special BBQ that did. Flame King makes one that will run on the self contained RV system. If you can find a manual, it may have specific instructions on the regulators.