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GIGABIT

join:2008-01-20
Etobicoke, ON

Natural gas BBQ hookup

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My parents recently had someone hookup an external gas line for them. The installer left them with the attached hookup but the BBQ line does not fit. What am I missing?

Thanks for the help.
See attached photos.


mityfowl
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join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX

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The quick disconnect.

Make sure you use at least Teflon tape on the new brass fitting. Easy as pie, just use a real wrench to firm it up.

Just get the correct size


Greg_Z
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join:2001-08-08
Springfield, IL

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You left out, that the tape has to be the Yellow Gas only tape, not the White tape. Personally, I would call back the person that did the job, and have them come out & install the Quick Connect, since it was paid to be done in the first place.
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mityfowl
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join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX
Or pipe dope if they have it sitting around.


mityfowl
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join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX
reply to Greg_Z
I think it's shitty that the installer didn't put the quick connect on.

'Course we don't know what they paid or if they had the grill then but I think all of these quick connections are the same size.


Greg_Z
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join:2001-08-08
Springfield, IL
It is most likely that the 'rents did not tell the installer, and he assumed that they where going to make a more permanent connection, instead of a quick connect. Which yes, you never assume anything.
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mityfowl
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Dallas, TX

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I don't think they sell many if any NG grills without a quick disconnect.

Tyreman

join:2002-10-08
Canada
reply to GIGABIT
And apply a liberal gas leak test with an approved solution after when done.
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mityfowl
Premium
join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX
Approved solution: dishwashing soap and water!


tschmidt
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join:2000-11-12
Milford, NH
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reply to GIGABIT
If this is a new installation why is there pipe dope on the nipple? What is the green coating inside the black iron pipe?

What kind of plumber uses used parts?

/tom


mityfowl
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join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX

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Who said it was a plumber?


Warzau
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join:2000-10-26
Naperville, IL
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said by mityfowl:

Who said it was a plumber?
Ah because plumbers install NG pipe. If he is a Gas Fitter.


Warzau
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Naperville, IL
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reply to GIGABIT
BTW call the plumber back and say " why didn't you install the quick disconnect?, how am I supposed to Grill?"


herdfan
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join:2003-01-25
Hurricane, WV
reply to GIGABIT
It is outside. Get some pipe dope at HD and tighten the quick connect. Make some solution of dishwashing soap and water and pour it on after you are done. A leak will appear as hundreds of tiny bubbles (unless you have a big leak and then it will be a large obvious bubble). You will be good to go.

And yes it looks like he used a used pipe.

GIGABIT

join:2008-01-20
Etobicoke, ON
reply to GIGABIT
Thanks! You guys are the best.


CatSnak
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join:2001-05-06
Lakeside, CA
reply to tschmidt
said by tschmidt:

If this is a new installation why is there pipe dope on the nipple? What is the green coating inside the black iron pipe?

What kind of plumber uses used parts?

/tom
Probalby becasue he put a cap on the line to leak test it.
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jack b
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Cape Cod
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said by CatSnak:

Probalby becasue he put a cap on the line to leak test it.
He should have left it capped off until the open end was secured with the female quick connect fitting. Dumb.
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