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Old 03-05-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Our Bigfoot 25RQ has a low pressure propane outlet for cooking grills oct. My wife has a griddle that uses the one pound bottles for cooking. I purchased a hose that will allow us to connect the griddle to the low pressure outlet on our camper. Only problem is it won't work. I'm assuming the low pressure line won't flow through the regulator on the griddle. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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You have two regulators in line with that set up. You need to remove the one on the griddle and hook up the hose ( if that can be done ). Same issue with BBQs.
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The regulator on the griddle is most likely also the flow control. You will need to connect to a high pressure source the same way the little bottles are connected. You can purchase a hose to connect directly from a 20 pounder to the input on the griddle regulator from amazon.
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Our Bigfoot 25RQ has a low pressure propane outlet for cooking grills oct. My wife has a griddle that uses the one pound bottles for cooking. I purchased a hose that will allow us to connect the griddle to the low pressure outlet on our camper. Only problem is it won't work. I'm assuming the low pressure line won't flow through the regulator on the griddle. Any ideas on how to fix this?
If it is a Blackstone Griddle, the flow control and the regulator are not the same assembly. There is an adapter available that can be connected to a low pressure hose. The quick connect outlet on the trailer is tapped off of the gas line after the regulator and is already supplying propane at 11 inches of water column. Therefore, using the griddle’s regulator would essentially block any flow. It requires full tank pressure to work, and at full tank pressure it would reduce flow to 11 inches of water column.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:33 AM   #5
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Found this website, they have kits/adapters for just about anything. Oderered the 12 foot hose with QD for coleman and Blackstone. The fittings are QD on each end. No worries now, with my luck the wife will decide to use electric now!

Just passing the info.

https://propanegear.com

https://propanegear.com/converta-bp-...tone-griddles/

https://propanegear.com/coleman-road...quick-connect/
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Found this website, they have kits/adapters for just about anything. Oderered the 12 foot hose with QD for coleman and Blackstone. The fittings are QD on each end. No worries now, with my luck the wife will decide to use electric now!

Just passing the info.

https://propanegear.com

https://propanegear.com/converta-bp-...tone-griddles/

https://propanegear.com/coleman-road...quick-connect/
We have the Coleman adapter from their site that goes to our 5 lb tank works great.
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Thanks for listing those sites for propane accessories. I may need them. I have a quick disconnect on my Big Foot to which I hope to connect my Blackstone griddle and my Camp Chef Ranger II Blind Stove. Although I have a number of hoses, I bet I will be forced to buy yet another from the sounds of it...
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Thanks for listing those sites for propane accessories. I may need them. I have a quick disconnect on my Big Foot to which I hope to connect my Blackstone griddle and my Camp Chef Ranger II Blind Stove. Although I have a number of hoses, I bet I will be forced to buy yet another from the sounds of it...
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If you have a hose with a low pressure female fitting on the end and a fitting on the other end that plugs into your trailer, probably not. The adapter for the Blackstone Griddle (@ $25) simply replaces the assembly Blackstone supplies and it has a male low pressure fitting onto which you connect your hose. The Camp Chef Ranger II has (when I bought mine) a flare fitting. You need a low pressure male fitting (usually 1/4-inch NPT, that’s “pipe thread”) and the correct size flare to NPT adapter. The flare to NPT adapter is readily available at Lowe’s or Home Depot (Ace Hardware, if you want to spend twice as much for the same thing!). The low pressure male fitting you may have to find online or at a propane supplier. I would buy 2 or 3 male fittings just in case you want to hook up a grill or a propane fire pit at some point in the future.
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One pound bottles are NOT low pressure! These small bottles are basically the same pressure as you 20 lb tank, but smaller. The appliances (stoves, grills, heaters) have their own, built in regulars. You can use these appliances, but you will need to tap off you gas bottle UPSTREAM or the regulator. These fittings, hoses, “T’s”, etc. are readily available from most camping supply stores and can be identified by the same male/female fittings as are on the 1 lb bottles and their appliances. I used this setup for years with my pop-up to run my coleman stove outside and a catalyctic heater inside.
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One pound bottles are NOT low pressure!
I do not believe anyone who has posted to this thread has either stated or claimed that one pound bottles supplied propane at low pressure. Low pressure systems on RVs are merely connections which have already been regulated, allowing the user to plug in appliances that are designed to run on low pressure or have had their manufacturer supplied regulators removed allowing them to operate at the pressure their original regulator would have supplied. And I believe most of the people who are on the forum are aware that tank pressure is the same regardless of the size of the tank, unless, of course, if the tank is empty.
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What I read in the original post was ”Our Bigfoot 25RQ has a low pressure propane outlet for cooking grills oct. My wife has a griddle that uses the one pound bottles for cooking. . .”, which sounded to me like this person did not know the difference. Only trying to help. Sorry to get your blood pressure up!
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Actually, the poster did know the difference and was looking for a solution.
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Actually, the poster did know the difference and was looking for a solution.
If you had read my complete post you should have seen that I said these parts are “readily available at most camping supply stores. . .”.
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