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Old 03-07-2023, 18:17   #1
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Hose to connect propane tank to magma style grill regulator

Iím thinking instead of connecting my grill to the little bottles of propane and having to constantly be keeping those around that I would be better off just connecting it to the large tanks in my locker. My locker houses 2 tanks so I figured the easiest way is to have one connected to my stove and the 2nd one just leave a hose coiled up in the locker and pull it out when we went to use the grill.

Iíd need about 15í of hose and the attachments to hook up to the regulator. Does anyone make a kit like this?
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Old 04-07-2023, 06:57   #3
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Re: Hose to connect propane tank to magma style grill regulator

We have both tanks plumbed to a dual regulator which lets us switch from one tank to the other. Then after the regulator we have a T fitting with the T hose going to the BBQ Grill on the stern rail (there is a ball valve to allow us to shut off this hose).

You also need to swap out the regulator on your grill with a low pressure valve in this scenario. Having one tank for grill and one for cooker in the galley seems like a less flexible approach.

This: https://defender.com/en_us/trident-m...-kit-g-265-120
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Re: Hose to connect propane tank to magma style grill regulator

There are 2 ways to do this. High pressure or low pressure. If you split the propane line before the regulator, then the regulator on the magma will work, and all you need is an inexpensive adapter hose like mvweebles shows. This is what I do using a y adapter. https://www.amazon.com/Propane-Y-Spl.../dp/B01HFRIKT8


I don't think that is technically ABYC compliant, however, because you have high pressure line exiting the propane locker. I don't think it matters because it is all outdoors.

The "better" way is to split the propane after the regulator, and then replace the regulator on the Magma with a low pressure valve. You will need the kit that jordanbigel gives, and also the magma part(assuming a magma grill) https://defender.com/en_us/magma-lpg...-valve-a10-220

The first option is way cheaper and easier.
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Iím thinking instead of connecting my grill to the little bottles of propane and having to constantly be keeping those around that I would be better off just connecting it to the large tanks in my locker. My locker houses 2 tanks so I figured the easiest way is to have one connected to my stove and the 2nd one just leave a hose coiled up in the locker and pull it out when we went to use the grill.

Iíd need about 15í of hose and the attachments to hook up to the regulator. Does anyone make a kit like this?

We do it this way but with a slightly shorter hose (3m), similar to that shown by @mvweebles but purchased in the camping supplies section of our local chain hardware store (Canadian Tire). Just make sure that you turn the gas off at the tank, not the grill, and let the grill burn off the gas in the line each time you use it. Amazing how much gas there is in that line and, if the breeze is blowing the wrong way, imo a danger to your boat if it finds its way below.
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Re: Hose to connect propane tank to magma style grill regulator

If we replaced the regulator on the grill does that one allow us to turn it down lower? One thing that drives me crazy is that even on itís lowest setting my grill is always like 500 degrees. I actually use the latches to prop the cover open a bit so it doesnít just incinerate everything in 5 minutes.





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There are 2 ways to do this. High pressure or low pressure. If you split the propane line before the regulator, then the regulator on the magma will work, and all you need is an inexpensive adapter hose like mvweebles shows. This is what I do using a y adapter. https://www.amazon.com/Propane-Y-Spl.../dp/B01HFRIKT8


I don't think that is technically ABYC compliant, however, because you have high pressure line exiting the propane locker. I don't think it matters because it is all outdoors.

The "better" way is to split the propane after the regulator, and then replace the regulator on the Magma with a low pressure valve. You will need the kit that jordanbigel gives, and also the magma part(assuming a magma grill) https://defender.com/en_us/magma-lpg...-valve-a10-220

The first option is way cheaper and easier.
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If we replaced the regulator on the grill does that one allow us to turn it down lower? One thing that drives me crazy is that even on itís lowest setting my grill is always like 500 degrees. I actually use the latches to prop the cover open a bit so it doesnít just incinerate everything in 5 minutes.
Probably not. But only way to know is to try it.
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Re: Hose to connect propane tank to magma style grill regulator

I have had a setup to run my grill off main propane for 9 years. I have had 3 grills in that time.

Be aware that in my experience the heat is less that with the 1 lb bottle for some reason. And I am even using a size valve/LP orifice larger than what mine grill calls for.
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I have had a setup to run my grill off main propane for 9 years. I have had 3 grills in that time.

Be aware that in my experience the heat is less that with the 1 lb bottle for some reason. And I am even using a size valve/LP orifice larger than what mine grill calls for.
Honestly the lower heat is better, one thing that drives me crazy about my grill is that it runs so hot. It sits at 500 when itís turned as low as it will go.
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