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Old 05-01-2014, 01:27 PM   #15
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The regulator for my unit is right at the point if attachment - a longer high pressure hose would make me nervous too :O
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #16
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FYI, but new Airstream Trailers now come with this feature, they call it.

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Old 05-01-2014, 03:09 PM   #17
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Think what would happen if that Chinese made high pressure hose blew and the entire contents of that 30lb cylinder were emptied into an area with an open flame. What if the dog chews a hole in it. What if it gets too close to the fire and it melts.

On the low pressure, side you might have a small flame but not enough gas to cause a real problem.

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Old 05-02-2014, 10:17 AM   #18
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Seems to me you could carry both but leave the low- pressure one connected most of the time? The problem with the fire rings is that they don't throw off a lot if heat. I don't know if I was just being miserly with the propane or whether it really can't burn a lot. I'd have to look at the fire ring more carefully. Of course, it also takes a while for the volcanic rock to heat up, like a wood fire, so it may be more a matter of time and how much heat they can absorb. I'm not an engineer, so I don't know.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:49 PM   #19
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Propane pits will not by a long shot put out similar btu compared to wood fire - but for example - 2 weekends ago camping - it was perfect amount of heat and when hot it's nice too
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:13 PM   #20
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What are the regs on the fire rings relative to fires. Some places don't want you to have fires does that include fire rings? Sounds like you will go through a lot of propane with one of these. I guess a Costco membership would be a good idea. I hate paying $40 for $15 worth of propane.

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Most places consider these to be a barbeque rather than an open fire so they can be used where you cannot have an open fire.
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If I could jump in here with a couple questions that would be great!

I also have an LP fire Pit and I'm trying to figure out if I can run it off my Exterior "A-Frame" Port. Now I'm aware that the port is what they call "Low Pressure" and I'm assuming what that means is the port is already Regulated at the tanks. So one would need to make sure you are NOT running second regulator at the fire pit. (Right?)

In my case, my original fire pit hose has the regulator at the end that would normally connect to a tank. So am I correct in assuming that I could substitute the original hose with a longer (non-regulated) hose I should be good to connect to the A-Frame Port?

In the end, I would like to get to the curb-side of my coach so this new hose might need to be 20 - 25 Ft. long. Is the length going to be an issue?

With luck someone can shed a bit of light on this

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If the device is down stream of the tank mounted regulator, you should be able to run it off the low pressure side. Residential systems have two regulators, the first one drops the pressure to about 5 psi and the second one drops is to 10 inches of water or something like that. Your low side is the 10 inches of water. A high demand device may need the 5psi supply. You will have to try it. You could also put a gauge on the line.

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