Help Swapping Regulator on older Grill

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by danny312, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. danny312

    danny312 Newbie

    Hey guys, new member, trying to look for some tips.  I have an older Kenmore grill, and i need to swap out the regulator.  However, the hoses don't have compression fittings, so i can't remove it without cutting the hoses off.

    while i'd love to buy a new grill, that's not in the cards at the moment.  what are my options?

  2. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Most regulators have a threaded hole in the outlet to allow for a variety of fittings. A simple barbed fitting and a hose clamp and you are in business. Just cut the hose at the old regulator and press on the barbed fitting.
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What appears to be the problem ????   Low gas flow...     Have you checked the burner venturi for spider webs....    When you opened the tank valve, did the high pressure idiot valve reset so you would get a decent gas flow ???   Close the gas valves on the BBQ....    open then close the tank valve....   very slowly open the tank valve.....  you might hear a "click" when the idiot valve resets.....   It is there so you cannot open the valve and have gas flow unless an appliance is hooked up and the gas line is charged to full pressure.....  

    If you know all this, my mistake....    Dave

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