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Propane hose repair for gas grill or cheap regulator replacement for a Weber?

Propane hose repair for gas grill or cheap regulator replacement for a Weber?

Old 04-16-13, 12:48 PM
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Propane hose repair for gas grill or cheap regulator replacement for a Weber?

I have a Weber Silver Genesis B gas grill. Some kind of animal chewed a small hole in my propane line, between the regulator and the grill burners. Since the propane in this part of the line is at low pressure here, would it work and be safe to repair the hose? If so, what's the best way to do that?

I hate to buy a new regulator since this one is only a year old and Weber wants about $25 for a new one. But if I do have to replace the regulator and hose, has anyone had any luck using a generic/universal gas grill regulator on a Weber grill? I saw a universal regulator at Walmart for $12, but the screw-on fitting on the end, where it attaches to the grill, appears smaller than the fitting on my Weber. Not sure if a hardware store would have some kind of adapter?

Thanks for any advice and suggestions on either repairing the hose, or a lower-cost way to replace the regulator and hose together!
Old 04-16-13, 08:13 PM
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You're here on the DIY site. You are asking us how to make that repair. We can only advise as to safe repairs.

I know times are tough and we want to save a buck but propane is a nasty thing to mess with.

In my opinion .............
Buy the proper Weber regulator and gas hose.
Old 04-17-13, 05:46 AM
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Hello: Studly

The advice provided above is correct. There is no substitute for safety. Unless the hose can be removed (unscrewed) from the regulator and replaced separately, replacing the entire assembly (Hose & Regulator) is the only safe long and short term solution.

One DIY trick to prevent the same condition from happening again, is to enclose the hose within the cabinet or cover (rap around) the exposed hose using a light weight wire mesh like window screen. Or cut rings of PVC water pipe slipped over the hose prior to reconnection. Just a method I have seen done many times over the years spent in the service industry... Sometimes we just have to improvise a method to resolve a problem from re-happening again....

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