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I’m sure there are exceptions , but for the small grill and Little Red Campfire that I use it has not been a problem. I have this setup on our Casita at the present time with no problems. For appliances that require a larger volume of LP gas to power them correctly you would be right on the regulator setup.

Our campfire also works right off the quick connect with no problem. I forget the brand. But I’ve noticed that the flames are lower than when connected directly to a bottle. Our charbroil grill will light but it won’t get hot enough unless I swap its regulator for a simple valve.  Then our partner stove won’t even light unless it’s connected directly to the bottle. So it does depend on the particular appliance and for grills I suspect it depends somewhat on how hot of a grill you prefer.


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I removed the regulator from our Weber 1200 and replaced the hose on our Little Red Campfire to eliminate the requlator on it and run both off the camper quick connects and they run great. I use the shut off on the quick connect to control the height of the Campfire. The Weber has its own valve to control the heat. I think you will have a problem running through 2 regulators.


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Tom & Cheryl 

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I am old school and love cooking over real fire/charcoal. I would not trade my Char griller sidecar for any grill. The one I have has lasted over 10 years.

 

We also use an original two burner coleman camp stove (20+ yrs old)

 

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I just tell about our experience. We bought gas charcoal grill combos. And it turned out to be very convenient. we also always have an extra gallon of gas, but several times we have already been helped by the opportunity to cook on coal in unforeseen situations. Our last purchase (and we believe it was successful) grill combo model Char-Broil Gas2Coal. But an inconvenience you will have to contend with is the lack of height adjustment grates to control heat when charcoal grilling. This is particularly grating, pun unintended because the charcoal tray sits very close to the grates which may cause burning or flare-ups. The gas tank is also placed at the back of the unit, which requires more effort to access it.

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I just bought the Weber performer deluxe last year. But, I’m still interested in a small grill for hotdogs and if I get one it will be the Weber Spirit E-210. I love its small size. See them in person though because its space is small.

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As I contemplate how I will use my Ollie in the future I know that I too will be doing as much grilling outside as possible and therefore my experience using my Marine Grill, MAGMA, is my first choice of grills.   While this cooking surface area is somewhat small, the efficiency of this powerhouse marine grade stainless steel grill makes up for its size.  I’ve used this on my 1950 Chris Craft boat ? on Lake Michigan.  Wind does not adversely effect it.  You can use 1 lb propane canisters or best of all direct connect to the Ollie’s Quik Connect.

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If it uses the small bottles, will you be able to use on the Oliver, because of different pressures??

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My understanding is that the regulator installed between the LP tanks and the “device”, i.e., refrigerator, furnace, hot water, or outdoor grill provides the proper pressure. Simple attach an appropriate sized LP hose w/ fitting to the MAGMA grill.

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Something like this is what I've used with my trailer and a simple conversion from the "bottle" style connector to quick connect.

From Amazon:

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And I would be using this type of bottle to NPT connector.

 

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In this case you would replace the connector on the end of the extension hose, with this "Small Tank" connector.

 

 

 

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I have such good luck with Weber grills that I opted for the Weber Q1200 and purchased the low pressure conversion kit for it. I installed it yesterday and everything works as advertised. I hope we have the same good luck we have with our other Weber grills. We have had our original Spirit grill for 25 years and I replaced the burners for the first time last year as a precaution and not because it was required. I have gone through a few grills grates and flavorizer bars until I settled on the stainless for both, one in NH and one in PEI.

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David Caswell and Paula Saltmarsh


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I used a Weber Q1200 for a couple of seasons but replaced it with a Cobb Premier Grill for a number of reasons. The Weber didn’t fit in the basement of the Elite II and the Cobb does. The Cobb uses charcoal rather than propane. The Cobb is also much more versatile—check out the website and see what you can do with a Cobb. I also like to cook outside on a propane stove. I opted for a Partner Steel stove. It’s very powerful and easy to keep clean.

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Don

 

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