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Old 10-26-2020, 12:47 PM   #1
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Hose length for Weber 1200 Q

I'm ordering the Weber 1200Q today. I will be using a 20lb bottle so also buying a hose/adapter for this setup. I might add an outdoor gas firepit in the near future. Does it make sense to buy a 12ft hose to be used with both appliances? If I decide later to convert my MH propane tank to use with my grill I would probably need a 25ft hose. Any pros or cons to consider for length of hoses?
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My rig has a low pressure propane outlet and I use my 25’ airline for my fire pit or a single burner cooktop. I do run air through it before airing my tires.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:18 PM   #3
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My rig has a low pressure propane outlet and I use my 25’ airline for my fire pit or a single burner cooktop. I do run air through it before airing my tires.
Interesting. I never considered using my compressor hose. Currently I don't have an extend a stay or any other connections on my RV propane tank. It's still the stock set up.
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My preference is to use a 5# or 10# propane bottle, which is much easier to lug around and takes up less room wherever I want the grill. The shorter hose is convenient with the smaller bottles. Even the little 5# bottle handles a lot of grill time.
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My preference is to use a 5# or 10# propane bottle, which is much easier to lug around and takes up less room wherever I want the grill. The shorter hose is convenient with the smaller bottles. Even the little 5# bottle handles a lot of grill time.
Gary I can't say I have seen any place around that sell the filled 5 and 10lb bottles for exchange . I'm mostly talking about the grocery store type places. Just more convenient than having the bottles filled.
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My preference is to use a 5# or 10# propane bottle, which is much easier to lug around and takes up less room wherever I want the grill. The shorter hose is convenient with the smaller bottles. Even the little 5# bottle handles a lot of grill time.
I've had 2 5lb cylinders and really like the convenience.
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I've had 2 5lb cylinders and really like the convenience.
You take them to a propane shop to fill?
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I had an Extend-a -stay on my Tropical. I used a 12 ft hose on my Q grill.
Loved it.
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You take them to a propane shop to fill?
I use a 5 lb propane tank from CW as I had a gift certificate to use. Tractor supply and other places sell them. We will at campgrounds, local propane dealer, Flying J and other places. Actually cheaper to refill than to swap out.

As Gary said it is way easier to haul, store and move in and out of the coach. Although I am seriously considering an extend a stay for as all our propane is used for in our current coach is the stove top.
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You take them to a propane shop to fill?
Yes
I sometimes get an odd look as they don't see them near as often as the 20 lbers. If possible I try to refill it along with my home grill 20lb tank but I've never been refused.
If anyone has a doubt just run a 1 lb cylinder and keep track of how long it lasts and multiply by 5. I carry 1-2 cylinders as back up to give me some time too seek out a refill location.
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Forget to answer the question on hose length; I use a 5' hose as the Q2000 sits on a CGI slim fold cook station and the propane tank sits on the lower wire shelf. The weight of the tank actually makes the table more sturdy. Hope this helps.
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We have two 12’ hoses connected together from the onboard LP tank to get the fire pit further from the coach. Works great!! It will frost up at times limiting gas flow but clears up, not sure why
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I don't know how common it is but some fill stations have minimums so it's best to fill small tanks at the same time you're filling a larger one.

I've never done it, but you can fill one tank from another tank with an appropriate hose. There are quite a few videos on this topic and Amazon and other vendors sell the hoses.
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My rig has a low pressure propane outlet and I use my 25’ airline for my fire pit or a single burner cooktop. I do run air through it before airing my tires.
Propane fills contains some amount of butane.
Butane will attack, soften and destroy rubber, PVC and other materials.
Air hoses are often made out of rubber and PVC - sometimes polyurethane. Polyurethane is more resistant - but still not rated for propane/butane.
Propane/butane rated hoses are made of nitrile tubing reinforced to at least 350 psi. Nitrile has excellent resistance to petroleum compounds, distillates and solvents.
That's why propane hoses cost 10X the price of a drag-on-the-ground air hose.
Moral: Air hoses are for air.
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