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tensch

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My new to me trailer came with 2 propane tanks connected to a single-tank regulator, and another propane line before the regulator that runs to the outside of the trailer. This was done with numerous tees and fittings by the previous owner. I have installed a new 2 tank regulator, but still need to hook up the outside line before the regulator. My thinking is to get a Y splitter for one of the tanks and just hook it straight into that. Any issues with this? And is there any significant difference in the numerous tees and splitters I see on Amazon?
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Posted: 02/26/20 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“This was done with numerous tees and fittings by the previous owner.”

What are the previous owner’s qualifications to do this? How long ago?


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Posted: 02/26/20 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I would try to get it back to original.


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Yes, either get the Y and hook up directly at the tank or plumb so there's regulated pressure to those extra ports and remove the regulators from your BBQ, etc. to use them (which is what I did).


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Posted: 02/26/20 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would install an Extend-a-flow setup as you said on one of the tanks.


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enblethen wrote:

I would install an Extend-a-flow setup as you said on one of the tanks.


X2. That kit is made to do exactly what the OP wants to do. Had one on my old trailer. Comes with the hose too.


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enblethen wrote:

I would install an Extend-a-flow setup as you said on one of the tanks.


I'm With Enblethen.... In fact that's how I did it.

I have seen some of those home-brew high pressure "T" installs and .. Well.. RUN is basically what I did. they scared me and that's not easy to do.


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Thanks everyone!

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You can do either way.
If you use the line before the tank regulator, then keep the regulator on the grill.

If you plumb into the line after the tank regulator, then remove the regulator from the grill.

Only have one regulator between the tank and the grill. Two does not work.

I plug mine into a regulated line, so I removed the grill regulator. However, I have the regulator on quick connect fittings with all the adapters so I can hook it up to a separate 1 lb bottle if I want, or a separate 5 gal bottle.


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dave54 wrote:

You can do either way.
If you use the line before the tank regulator, then keep the regulator on the grill.

If you plumb into the line after the tank regulator, then remove the regulator from the grill.

Only have one regulator between the tank and the grill. Two does not work.

I plug mine into a regulated line, so I removed the grill regulator. However, I have the regulator on quick connect fittings with all the adapters so I can hook it up to a separate 1 lb bottle if I want, or a separate 5 gal bottle.


This is good advice that goes to when you have to remove the regulator on the bbq.

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