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GregP
12-27-2015, 12:15 PM
We have a BH 3010RE and there is no external auxiliary gas line to connect to a portable BBQ. We currently travel with a Weber portable, and use a 20# tank with an extension hose to avoid using the one pound disposable cylinders. I was wondering if there is a safe and practical way to tee off of the RV 30# tanks and use the BBQ with an extension line run from them instead of lugging around the 20# tank. I don't want to do this if it might compromise the safety or operation of any of the on-board RV appliances, but was thinking that if there was no problem, it might be a good way of hooking up the BBQ. Any thoughts?

klindgren
12-27-2015, 12:21 PM
I've used a tee for several years. Got it a Camping World, I believe. In fact it's moved with me through 3 different trailers and it still runs my Weber Q off of the Landmark's 40# bottles Without a problem. About the only "bad" think I can say about it, is when you need to fill your tank, if you leave the tee on the bottle, it takes 2 or 3 additional minutes to fill the tank vs a valve without the tee. No big deal to me, but might be to others.

GregP
12-27-2015, 12:44 PM
Keith,
Do you travel with the tee installed, or do you remove it while on the road?

travelin2
12-27-2015, 12:51 PM
I have an inline tee on the door side LP tank that accepts a 12 ft hose for our Weber Q100 grill. Picked it up at a Menards. I'm sure they can be found other places too. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/27/d095e0c4de0f79ea480c9eff55f893d9.jpg


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Roller4tan
12-27-2015, 01:04 PM
Kinda what I'm looking for but I need two male OPD fittings off the tank.

GregP
12-27-2015, 01:55 PM
That looks like exactly what I was thinking of. Is there an auto shut-off for the propane at the open end of the tee when it is not connected? Obviously...I have no knowledge of all things propane!

travelin2
12-27-2015, 02:05 PM
That looks like exactly what I was thinking of. Is there an auto shut-off for the propane at the open end of the tee when it is not connected? Obviously...I have no knowledge of all things propane!

Yes. Tank is always on so if the off door tank goes empty coach appliances still have LP to operate automatically.

http://www.menards.com/main/heating-cooling/gas-kerosene-heaters/garage-heater-accessories/mr-heater-acme-nut-x-1-20-male-throwaway-cylinder-thread/p-1444441199684-c-6860.htm?freeFormRowId=


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klindgren
12-27-2015, 03:37 PM
Keith,
Do you travel with the tee installed, or do you remove it while on the road?

I leave it installed. I have a brass cap that I screw over the open end, but otherwise, do not do any thing to it.

jbeletti
12-27-2015, 04:06 PM
I've used the T off the tank for years with no trouble. Mr Heater brand I think. Sold at CW and Ace.


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travelin2
12-27-2015, 06:23 PM
Kinda what I'm looking for but I need two male OPD fittings off the tank.

I'll bet you can find the fittings to make your own connections here...
https://www.propanewarehouse.com/


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f250dieseldad
12-27-2015, 08:46 PM
I made my own. Got the fittings from Tractor Supply

travelin2
12-28-2015, 02:30 PM
I made my own. Got the fittings from Tractor Supply

That works too!! [emoji2][emoji2][emoji2][emoji2]


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AAdams
12-28-2015, 06:41 PM
We have this kit (http://tweetys.com/90-deg-propane-tee-w-12-hose.aspx) from Tweety's to connect our 30# tanks to our Weber Q series grill.

carl.swoyer
12-28-2015, 09:07 PM
Find a hydraulics shop that can manufacturer lines I had one made. Or you can use a small propane tank mine hold s 1.9 gallon s of propane. Brought my small tank at ace hardware.

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