Propane hookup for Grill

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Old 04-28-19, 04:19 PM
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Propane hookup for Grill

I have a standard propane grill (uses a 20 lb propane tank). Our new(ish) home has a 100 gallon propane tank with a line that goes to the deck for a grill.

How can I find the line I need to connect the two? I've searched Amazon, but cannot seem to find one that fits my needs. It might help if I knew what to ask for.

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Old 04-28-19, 07:12 PM
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Your BBQ has a rubber line with a regulator and a POL fitting on it. The POL fitting fits the reverse threads found on the valve of a 20# propane tank.

The deck fitting is a 1/2" flare fitting. It looks like it was connected to the BBQ with a flex line. It would probably be best replacing that flare fitting with a quick disconnect so that you could move the BBQ.
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It looks like the POL fitting may unscrew from your regulator and then you could connect the Q/D hose right at that point. The blue shut off valve remains.
 
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Old 04-28-19, 07:41 PM
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Thanks for the response!

What's the purpose of a quick disconnect? The grill will have to be connected regardless if we move it away from the wall for grilling.

Also, is standard teflon tape used for these fittings?
 
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A quick disconnect will allow the grill to be removed from the area completely.
If you want to use teflon tape...... use the yellow type that says for natural gas and propane on it.
Otherwise use pipe thread compound to do the job.
 
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Thanks. I ended up going with this one, which should suffice (a bit cheaper):

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07BN7DDSG

I added some yellow tape to the order too.

Thanks for your assistance!
 
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Not working properly

So I have the grill hooked up, no leaks, but there's not enough gas coming out of the burners! Is it possible that I don't need the regulator on the grill itself? Note the regulator that is currently on the line underneath my deck.

Update: doing some research seems to indicated I need to remove the regulator from the grill. And it's REALLY attached. I tried removing the nut, but am afraid I'm going to break something. I can barely get the wrench in there!
 
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