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Old 10-14-2015, 11:58 AM   #1
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Weber grill using AS propane

I've seen this covered by this forum but no matter how I searched, nothing comes up....very frustrating.

I want to use my Weber grill using the quick disconnect fitting on my AS. When I do it now, it lights, but only heats to about 300 degrees. Steaks don't cook well at 300. There is some modification I have to make to use the factory provided fitting. I have the hose and the adapter to fit my grill.

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Sounds like your regulator pressure is 'low'. Have it checked.
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:49 PM   #3
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...it lights, but only heats to about 300 degrees. Steaks don't cook well at 300.
Turn the gas on from your tank very slowly (like over five seconds). Then you should get full pressure. The newer regulators have a safety feature that significantly reduces pressure if there's a sudden "jolt" of propane to the regulator. My Weber's instructions discussed this...
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:53 PM   #4
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What is happening is that you have two regulators one on the AS and one on the grill. I removed the regulator from the grill and got some fittings and a extension hose from Ace hardware and it works great. You can google removing regulator from Weber Q grill and it will give you the size of the fittings ( if I find the webpage I will post it)
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:43 PM   #5
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Hey thanks all. I'm heading south in a couple of days and will try the "turn on gas very slowly" technique, and if no high heat, will remove the regulator from the Weber. Good video on Weber on this, BTW.
Thanks again.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:58 PM   #6
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Propane presure is getting reduced twice, the regulator on the 30lb tanks & the regulator on the Weber, that's why you're not getting ample pressure for a hot grill. Removing the Weber regulator & retro fitting the quick connect onto the Weber line with the right fittings is a challenge as the line & AS cupler are different sizes. ACE hardware may have the correct fittings for the retrofit, the big box stores were useless when I tried it.
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What is happening is that you have two regulators one on the AS and one on the grill. I removed the regulator from the grill and got some fittings and a extension hose from Ace hardware and it works great. You can google removing regulator from Weber Q grill and it will give you the size of the fittings ( if I find the webpage I will post it)
Spot on!
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Solved this issue by buying 5 lb propane tanks and appropriate adapter hose to connect to grill. It allows us to cook where we want and not be tethered to our rig.
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I’ve converted my Weber Q to low pressure and it works great. I can connect to my quick connect on my camper and still use either a 1 lb. or 20 lb. tank with a hose that includes a regulator. I also don’t get blow back when disconnecting the 20 lb. tank anymore.

The output is much better than the stock regulator.

Here is a parts list from Amazon:

Camco 57282 10' Propane Quick-Connect Hose
Camco 59903 Propane Quick-Connect Fitting - 1/4" NPT x Full Flow Male Plug
Camco 59213 Disposable Propane Cylinder Adapter
Watts LFA734 Female Pipe Coupling, 1/4-Inch x 1/8-Inch FIP
LA-CO Slic-Tite PTFE Gas Line Pipe Thread Tape, Premium Grade, -450 to 550 Degree F Temperature, 260" Length, 1/2" Width, 4 mil Thickness, Yellow
Camco 57629 6' Propane Regulator Hose with Female Quick Connect x Acme Nut

Just remove the regulator and replace it with the Pipe Coupling and Quick-connect. It’s about a 30 minute job.
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We have a Napoleon grill. With a single adapter hose from Ace, I remove one if our two AS propane tanks and bring it to site picnic table, screw in hose and use grill's regulator as intended. Works great if we're staying a few days or longer. If overnight, we rarely bother to break out grill from basement storage, but carry a one pound canister for those rare occasions. The 5lbers are a great idea, but we're tight fur space and weight and the 1lb backup does it for us.
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:47 PM   #11
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Thanks again all for your input and different ideas. That's what makes the Forums so helpful. I'll be picking up some parts and grillin' soon.
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Iíve converted my Weber Q to low pressure and it works great. I can connect to my quick connect on my camper and still use either a 1 lb. or 20 lb. tank with a hose that includes a regulator. I also donít get blow back when disconnecting the 20 lb. tank anymore.

The output is much better than the stock regulator.

Here is a parts list from Amazon:

Camco 57282 10' Propane Quick-Connect Hose
Camco 59903 Propane Quick-Connect Fitting - 1/4" NPT x Full Flow Male Plug
Camco 59213 Disposable Propane Cylinder Adapter
Watts LFA734 Female Pipe Coupling, 1/4-Inch x 1/8-Inch FIP
LA-CO Slic-Tite PTFE Gas Line Pipe Thread Tape, Premium Grade, -450 to 550 Degree F Temperature, 260" Length, 1/2" Width, 4 mil Thickness, Yellow
Camco 57629 6' Propane Regulator Hose with Female Quick Connect x Acme Nut

Just remove the regulator and replace it with the Pipe Coupling and Quick-connect. Itís about a 30 minute job.
I have been searching high and low for the Watts LFA734 product highlighted above. It doesn't seem to be readily available in Canada. Anybody know what would achieve the same goal, ideally available on Amazon? Thank you.
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Solved this issue by buying 5 lb propane tanks and appropriate adapter hose to connect to grill. It allows us to cook where we want and not be tethered to our rig.
Ditto. Although I bought an 11lb tank. I had bought the hoses and a connector to Y the connection at the front of the AS right on the tanks, but it was a giant pain. And in bear country you need to disconnect the whole thing to move the BBQ into your TV. So now with the external tank I can just move the whole thing into the back of the TV without disconnecting the gas line.
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I have been searching high and low for the Watts LFA734 product highlighted above. It doesn't seem to be readily available in Canada. Anybody know what would achieve the same goal, ideally available on Amazon? Thank you.
Just a follow-up for those who may also be looking for this part. Found it easily at my local Lowe's. About CAD $3.
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