› Forums › Smoking Supplies & Equipment › Propane Smokers › Bayou Classic Control Valve
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Bayou Classic Control Valve

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

I, too, have trouble getting my Masterbuilt Pro smoker down to low temps.  I ordered the Bayou Classic needle valve to install on the regulator coming off of the propane tank.  When I went to unscrew the hose from the regulator, I find that there is no hex surface to clamp on to to unscrew the hose.  It appears that the hose & the regulator are one together.  Someone told me that that is called a pivotal connection so that the hose won't get in a bind if the regulator has to be turned at an odd angle.  I'm not sure about that.  The hose on my Char-Broil Big E-Z has a nut-like base to put a wrench on to unscrew it from the regulator.

   Does anyone know how to get the hose off of the regulator?  Or am I going to have to go out & purchase a whole new regulator/hose?  I am assuming that it is best to put the needle valve coming out of the regulator & not where the hose is connected to the burner on the bottom of the smoker.  That would be a real pain to deal with.



post #2 of 2
If you can't get the hose off the regulator, which if you do the threads might not be right anyway (ask me how I know) then just cut the hose, get 2 hose barbs and 2 hose clamps. Screw the barbs into the needle valve then slide the hoses on and clamp them. A lot cheaper than a new regulator. Here's some pictures and a good explanation of the needle valve:

It's all low pressure so nothing to worry about, mine has been like this for over a year and not one problem.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Propane Smokers › Forums › Smoking Supplies & Equipment › Propane Smokers › Bayou Classic Control Valve