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Old 10-27-2017, 07:28 AM   #1
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Weber Q propane source

I am about to buy a Weber Q2200 and I am considering different options for the propane connections. I could simply use the 1lb bottles that would give me the option of using it anywhere but the idea of buying and carrying those bottles that might or might not be recyclable does not please me too much. I could also remove the regulator and get parts necessary to connect it to the low pressure output of the AS but I loose the ability to use the grill anywhere but next to the AS. Third option is to use a hose that can connect to a 20lb tank on one end and screw directly on the weber Q on the other end. Instead of carrying a separate propane tank I am wondering if it could be screwed directly on one of the AS tank. Doing so would still give me the option of using the grill elsewhere using the 1lb bottle and would mean I do not have to carry an extra 20 lb tank. What modifications if any have you made to your grill and are you happy with the results.
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I am about to buy a Weber Q2200 and I am considering different options for the propane connections. ... I could also remove the regulator and get parts necessary to connect it to the low pressure output of the AS but I loose the ability to use the grill anywhere but next to the AS. ...
We have the Q1200 and bought a low pressure conversion kit. I also prepared a short propane hose with the regulator that comes with the Q attached. It does require a wrench to switch from the low pressure hose to the regulator hose, but there is easy access.

We love roasting with the Q as well as BBQing.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:05 AM   #3
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We have the Q1200 and bought a low pressure conversion kit. I also prepared a short propane hose with the regulator that comes with the Q attached. It does require a wrench to switch from the low pressure hose to the regulator hose, but there is easy access.

We love roasting with the Q as well as BBQing.

Do you still have the info concerning part number of the kit you used and where you purchased it from?

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Old 10-27-2017, 10:18 AM   #4
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Weber Q Low Pressure Conversion Kit

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Do you still have the info concerning part number of the kit you used and where you purchased it from?

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I purchased the items from Propane Gear. After some email communication, I phoned them to get the kit for using the Q regulator and a 1lb tank. Below is the parts list for all of the items.

1/4" Female Brass Swivel Nut
SKU 95 1 $3.49 USD $3.49 USD

1/4" High Pressure Propane Hose 350 psi
SKU 6 2 $2.50 USD $5.00 USD

1/4" Hose Barb x 1/4" Female Pipe Thread
SKU 28916 1 $3.99 USD $3.99 USD

1/4" Male Flare x 1/8" Male Pipe Thread
SKU 93 1 $1.29 USD $1.29 USD

1/4" Male Flare x 1/8" Male Pipe Thread 90° Elbow
SKU 86 1 $1.99 USD $1.99 USD

3/8" Female Flare Swivel x 1/4" Hose Barb
SKU 30382 1 $3.99 USD $3.99 USD

Ferrule ¼” Rubber Hose 1” length Brass Hose .625” Ferrule
SKU 182 2 $0.75 USD $1.50 USD

WEBER Q RV Quick Connect Kit 12' Hose
SKU 32501 1 $59.99 USD $59.99 USD
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:25 AM   #5
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1 Gallon Propane tank for me

Hi,

I briefly considered doing an LP conversion on my Q, but overall I am happier with a one gallon propane tank. It's kinda hard to spend the $50 or so bucks on the small tank, but I love it. Why?

It's small enough to go in a cubby
It powers the grill
It powers the Mr Heater (Buddy) - which I am now using in the colder fall temps
It's an emergency backup for the home gas grill if I totally run out
It can be set up anywhere, moved to another campsite, etc.

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Old 10-27-2017, 01:37 PM   #6
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I briefly considered doing an LP conversion on my Q, but overall I am happier with a one gallon propane tank. It's kinda hard to spend the $50 or so bucks on the small tank, but I love it.
We debated this too, but as we like to do roasts on the Q I didn't want to risk running out while cooking. That is why I invested extra so that I am able to use the 1 lb tanks too.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:27 PM   #7
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I used mine without the low pressure conversion kit for several years and it worked fine. It probably didn't get quite as hot as it might have, but I don't cook much beef, mostly fish and chicken.

i never really understood why two regulators would matter much any way. The first one brings it down to the low pressure and if the second one sees low pressure it's not going to try to reduce it. There may be some loss just due to traveling through an extra regulator, but it my experience it didn't matter much.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:39 PM   #8
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Appreciate the info Ray.

Will start getting the pieces together and hope to have it ready to go, soon.

John
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:54 PM   #9
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I use the small propane bottles. Can go for a week on one bottle grilling every night. There are cheap, easy, and readily available. Also means you can hind grill from the wind while cooking
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:08 PM   #10
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we bought a low pressure conversion kit also
it plugs right into the as ext gas connection

get a hose as long as you need to get to a picknick table
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:48 AM   #11
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We have a Q2200 and use a 11 lb bottle I purchased at a Menards Home improvement store. Easy to carry, lasts a long time and no modifications needed. We spend 3 months in FL and use the grill every day usually just before we go home I need to refill it.
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:10 AM   #12
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I have the small Q. I spent the bucks and bought the 2.5 gallon pancake style tank. My hose is a 6 foot with a POL (put on left) fitting. It goes inside the valve on the tank. The system works well. I tried hooking the grill directly to me trailer tanks with a 12 foot hose. It didn't work all that well for me. Grill went into bypass mode too often.
I carry a 1 pound spin on cylinder as a backup in case the bulk tank runs out. The pancake tank is used as a backup for my grill at home.
Make sure that when hooking your Q to a bulk tank that you wait a few minutes for the pressure to equalize before attempting to light the Q.
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Old 10-28-2017, 11:26 AM   #13
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Hi

One thing to consider here is the bulk involved. You can go a while on the small bottles. Do you really want to take up more space with something bigger? If it's entirely a recycling issue, I'd investigate that a bit further.

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Old 10-28-2017, 01:53 PM   #14
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I have one if those Coleman suitcase style 'Stove BBQs' that use those 'idiot' 1 lb. can that cost us $5.50 each.
Great little BBQ with that cast aluminum grill. However.............
Those 'throw away' 1# cans are a Stoopid waste.
I purchased a 5 lb. Refillable can that cost about $7.00 to fill. It lasted me for well over a year before refilling.
That one filling paid for the $45 can against those Stoopid 'throw-aways'!
Nice!
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:33 PM   #15
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I agree with the conversion. Took me about 15 minutes to remove reg from Q and put necessary fittings on the hose. Which by the way is about 20ft long. Roll up hose and it rides inside the grill. ( in plastic bag) Pull the grill out of the truck and everything you need (except food) is in your hands. It works for us.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:10 PM   #16
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I refill the small bottles using a $13 adaptor available from Walmart, lowes cabellas, etc. Cost about 70 cents a refill.
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I refill the small bottles using a $13 adaptor available from Walmart, lowes cabellas, etc. Cost about 70 cents a refill.
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Bingo !

It still begs the question of *wanting* to hassle with the refill process. With the gizmo, it's just the price of bulk gas ....

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Old 10-29-2017, 10:02 AM   #18
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Buy the conversion kit and this http://propanegear.com/quick-tank-qu...-tank-adapter/
Works great. Then when you don't have your airstream you can connect to a different tank.
I just use my 1000q when I'm camping and have 4 other Webers for home, smoking and charcoal grilling.
They are great grills and I really like the 1000q.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:20 PM   #19
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I looked into various methods of connecting our Weber Q into the Airstream propane system, but eventually decided against it. The 6' connector that came with the trailer is just too short; I often like to set up the Weber Q on a picnic table and don't want to be tethered to the tongue of the trailer where the port is located. All the parts and connectors aren't cheap and there's the matter of a "double regulator" effect which will greatly reduce the gas flow. I did not want to dismantle the Weber Q regulator. So we have been very happy simply using the small disposable bottles it is designed for. I have 6 of those which I store inside the tank enclosure. I have a Schnozzle ($9 on Amazon) to refill the little propane bottles from the larger AS tank. It's easier to do this when it's nearly empty as it will need to be turned upside down. A "workmate" bench is ideal. I refilled 3 bottles last weekend and it was a breeze, took about 15 minutes.

Just my 2 cents...
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:42 PM   #20
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I have a "tee" fitting that goes onto my regular trailer LPG tank. It connects between the tank and the trailer's fuel line. On the side it has a fitting similar to the one on the 1# disposable tanks. With the addition of an extension hose, I can use my Q, my Coleman 2 burner stove (for cooking outside), and my Coleman propane lantern for exterior lighting.
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