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Old 06-19-2016, 07:35 PM   #1
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Propane Fire Pit

I'm going to purchase this propane fire pit to use with the motorhome.

I think it is possible to tie into the propane tank, but for this I'd prefer using a 20lb bottle as it appears the bottle provides the weight for stability.
Is it an issue to stow a 20lb propane bottle in a side compartment? I don't think my compartments are tall enough to stand one up, it would have to be stowed on its side.

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Old 06-19-2016, 07:44 PM   #2
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It is not safe to carry a 20# portable bottle. Propane is heavier than air, that is the reason the propane compartment has no floor. In case of a leak, it would "fall out" to the ground. Pooling in a closed compartment is an explosion hazard. I have hooked grills and firepits to my existing propane tank. Do it after the regulator, so you are on the vapor side and low pressure.
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If you can find a safe place to carry it, they make 2 gallon propane tanks that are much smaller, and easier to stow. Thanks 38 special, I never thought of that problem, glad you brought it up.
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I think the biggest problem you will have is,if a relief valve needs to vent a overpressure problem due to high temps or over filling condition.

The amount of vented gas is multiplied by 177 times if liquid rather than gas is vented to bring tank down to normal pressure, closing relief valve.

Due to tank laying on its side liquid is vented out of relief valve.

Always store lp tanks up right unless tank is designed for a different orientation.

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If a tank won't fit up right how will that fire pit fit?
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Not sure how to edit my post but I meant to write liquid propane expands to 277 times the amount of gas propane at the same pressure.

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DOT regs require that the portable bottles be in a ventilated area (because they can vent gas). Your propane tank compartment will have legal ventilation, if there is room.

Get a smaller 5# or 10# bottle if needed to fit. They are handier to lug out to the fire pit anyway!
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That is an awkward fire pit to haul and they don't generate a lot of flame. They make easier - and with lids. We got one from Costco a long time ago that the lid secures down to keep the lava rocks in and it really throws a flame.

I have the same issue with the LP. For our 5er, I just hauled an 11 lb pancake tank from Ace Hardware in the back of the pickup, but now I have no place to put it other than on the back of the Toad.

Our pit goes through that 11 lbs in about 3-4 nights, just FYI.
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We bought this propane firepit last year.



Works great. It can sit on a patio mat at full flame without damaging the mat.

Has a metal cover for carrying and storage.

I plumbed to our on board propane supply.

Shop Garden Treasures 18.5-in W 54,000-BTU Bronze Portable Steel Propane Gas Fire Pit at Lowes.com
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Is your supply regulated? Mine is so I'm not sure it would work well.
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Is your supply regulated? Mine is so I'm not sure it would work well.

Tejas Smokers . Com. Can hook you up with the long hose to go from your rig to the fire pit or grill or whatever. Use low pressure from your rig eliminating the need for regulator at the fire pit.


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Tejas Smokers . Com. Can hook you up with the long hose to go from your rig to the fire pit or grill or whatever. Use low pressure from your rig eliminating the need for regulator at the fire pit.


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Very nice, thank you!
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Is your supply regulated? Mine is so I'm not sure it would work well.
I added a Tee between my LP tank and its regulator on the MH.

The LP extension hose is unregulated until it gets connected to the remote appliance, grill or fire pit.
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We got this one from Amazon last year and everybody loves it. The great thing about it is it has Auto ignition. Also comes with a lid and carrying straps. I also got the long hose and adapter from Texas smokers.com to eliminate the regulator.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TN...pane+fire+pits
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