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snipper_cr
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join:2002-01-22
Wheaton, IL

Propane tank to turkey fryer

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I was wondering if anyone here would be able to help me with this. I have received an old turkey fryer and propane tank that I want to use. The problem is, the connectors do not fit. I have no idea what to look for or even the names of these fittings and what would or wouldn't be legal.

Any help?
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The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
CPL:IA;ASEL/AMEL. CFI:ASE/AME; IA


hitachi369
Embrace Your Rights
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join:2001-10-03
Grand Rapids, MI
kudos:4
You are missing a hose... and your nozzle on your tank is not standard.


mityfowl
Premium
join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX
reply to snipper_cr
That tank nozzle is a quick connect/disconnect.


Lurch77
Premium
join:2001-11-22
Oconto, WI
kudos:4
reply to snipper_cr
Yep, that tank has a quick connect. I don't like them. Trade that tank in for one with a standard connection. The problem you will have is any place that knows what they are doing will not do a straight up trade and you will basically have to buy a new tank. But if you go to a place like some of these grocery stores that do the Blue Rhino tank swaps, chances are good it will be some teen that won't care.

Then get a hose to connect the tank and the fryer. You do not want the tank right next to the fryer while in use.
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"On a motorcycle, you're penetrating distance right along with the machine. In a car you're just a spectator; the windshield's like a TV." ~ Kenny "Von Dutch" Howard


mityfowl
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join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX
said by Lurch77:

Yep, that tank has a quick connect. I don't like them. Trade that tank in for one with a standard connection. The problem you will have is any place that knows what they are doing will not do a straight up trade and you will basically have to buy a new tank. But if you go to a place like some of these grocery stores that do the Blue Rhino tank swaps, chances are good it will be some teen that won't care.

Then get a hose to connect the tank and the fryer. You do not want the tank right next to the fryer while in use.
I think he can unscrew that disconnect.

scooper

join:2000-07-11
Youngsville, NC
kudos:2
reply to snipper_cr
You need the POL connector for portable propane tanks now.


Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

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reply to snipper_cr
Are you back down south or should I watch for the smoke plume and fire trucks around Wheaton on my way home next week?


snipper_cr
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Wheaton, IL
said by Jon:

Are you back down south or should I watch for the smoke plume and fire trucks around Wheaton on my way home next week?
Haha. Yeah I'm back down south in the endless deserts of cornfields. Who knows, maybe I can make a smoke plume big enough for you to see :-P

So I need a hose from the pigtail of turkey fryer and something to go from the quick connect to something else. Hmm, any further leads about filling in the missing pieces?
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The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
CPL:IA;ASEL/AMEL. CFI:ASE/AME; IA


John Galt
Forward, March
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Happy Camp
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reply to snipper_cr
Safety first:

»www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?cate···e_test=1
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snipper_cr
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join:2002-01-22
Wheaton, IL

1 recommendation

Thanks, although I am actually using the turkey fryer as a wort boiler for brewing beer . Since the wort is 99% water, it doesnt get above 212 degrees, which, would still cause 3rd degree burns but splattering from water hitting oil is less of a problem.
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The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
CPL:IA;ASEL/AMEL. CFI:ASE/AME; IA


jmdomini
Premium
join:2000-05-04
Sycamore, IL

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reply to snipper_cr
You can get an adapter to go from the quick connect on the tank to the standard threaded connection on the regulator.

»www.heatershop.com/weber_quick_c···ter.html

Waterbug

join:2008-03-30

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reply to snipper_cr
Get one of these from Harbor Freight:
»www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d···er=97333

And an updated tank from Blue Rhino.

EDIT: Even if you found a free tank to match the connector on your fryer, nobody would refill it. Tanks are ALL stamped with an inspection date. ALL tanks with that connector are now obsolete and would need to be updated before passing inspection.


Lurch77
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Oconto, WI
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reply to mityfowl
said by mityfowl:

I think he can unscrew that disconnect.
I may be wrong here, but I don't think so in his case. They make quick connect adapters, but his looks like it is a quick connect valve. »www.kingssupply.com/item39.htm
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snipper_cr
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Wheaton, IL
reply to Waterbug
said by Waterbug:

Get one of these from Harbor Freight:
»www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d···er=97333

And an updated tank from Blue Rhino.

EDIT: Even if you found a free tank to match the connector on your fryer, nobody would refill it. Tanks are ALL stamped with an inspection date. ALL tanks with that connector are now obsolete and would need to be updated before passing inspection.
I found through reading that tanks need to be updated 12 years after the date stamped. I believe the date stamped on this one was from 2002 which means I still have a few years left on it, although I could be wrong.
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The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
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Daarken
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Southwest LA
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dont be a cheapass, the cost of driving around to find the adapter would be alot less if that tank caught fire and BLEVE while you where cooking.

I have several tanks and burners for cooking outdoors (Cajun food is awesome) and a full new tank only runs around $25.
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Getting it Done.


mityfowl
Premium
join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX
said by Daarken:

dont be a cheapass, the cost of driving around to find the adapter would be alot less if that tank caught fire and BLEVE while you where cooking.

I have several tanks and burners for cooking outdoors (Cajun food is awesome) and a full new tank only runs around $25.
I agree.

You got a fryer for free now get a tank and a hose so you won't set yourself on fire!

Or worse someone else.

severach

join:2002-09-12
Jackson, MI
reply to snipper_cr
If the valve doesn't have an OPD (Overflow Protection Device) noone will fill it. Your $10 adapter will be a one time purchase for this tank only. A full tank of gas is $20. Is there more than $10 of gas in this tank? Will you be getting more of these free tanks?

If you knew someone who already had the adapter you could give the gas away.


Splitpair
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Cow Towne
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reply to John Galt
said by John Galt:

Safety first:]
»Some Hot Shots.

Wayne
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If you cannot fix it with a buttset and some beanies you're not a technician.


Splitpair
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Cow Towne
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reply to snipper_cr
said by snipper_cr:

So I need a hose from the pigtail of turkey fryer and something to go from the quick connect to something else. Hmm, any further leads about filling in the missing pieces?
No you are good on the frier side but what you need is a propane tank with a standard POL (Presto-Light / Put on Left ) valve on it.

Wayne
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If you cannot fix it with a buttset and some beanies you're not a technician.


Splitpair
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Cow Towne
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reply to Lurch77
said by Lurch77:

But if you go to a place like some of these grocery stores that do the Blue Rhino tank swaps, chances are good it will be some teen that won't care.
That is a good way to get an upgrade but keep in mind they (Blue Rhino etc.) do not provide fully filled tanks. Here BR only places 15 of pounds of propane (approx 60% fill) into a 20 pound at 80% capacity tank.

Wayne

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If you cannot fix it with a buttset and some beanies you're not a technician.


Lurch77
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join:2001-11-22
Oconto, WI
kudos:4
reply to severach
said by severach:

If the valve doesn't have an OPD (Overflow Protection Device) noone will fill it.
Sorry, just being anal, but it is Overfill Protection Device. His picture shows a decal stating the cylinder has an OPD.
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"On a motorcycle, you're penetrating distance right along with the machine. In a car you're just a spectator; the windshield's like a TV." ~ Kenny "Von Dutch" Howard


Snakeoil
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Mentor, OH
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reply to snipper_cr
Use duct tape to connect the two. Duct tape is the miracle wonder device of the ages.

*Note: Please don't use Duct tape, the above was a joke.

Like the others suggested, need a hose.


Sweet Witch
Be the flame, not the moth.
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-15
Gallifrey

1 recommendation

reply to snipper_cr
Take the tank to Strickland Propane in Arlen, Texas and Hank Hill will be happy to help you


Msradell
P.E.
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join:2008-12-25
Louisville, KY
reply to snipper_cr
The easiest solution is to just remove the short threaded piece of pipe with the connector from the regulator and replace it with a quick disconnect one. These disconnects are perfectly legal and meet code. Any reputable place that refills tanks will have an adapter to fill it and will as long as it has an OPD (which this one does). I have used this style connector for a long time and really like them.


snipper_cr
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Wheaton, IL

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reply to Daarken
said by Daarken:

dont be a cheapass, the cost of driving around to find the adapter would be alot less if that tank caught fire and BLEVE while you where cooking.

I have several tanks and burners for cooking outdoors (Cajun food is awesome) and a full new tank only runs around $25.
I wasn't trying to be a cheapass, I was trying to figure out how it worked! I thought this was a "standard" tank but clearly not.

New tanks around here run about 45-50 filled. Considering it would cost about 20 to get this one filled and most of the adapters would run around 10-15, for 10 bucks more I am getting a new/proper tank.

Thanks for all the input folks! Fresh beer is on its way.

edit: Since I have it, what type of cajun food would you recommend? I might as well try some stuff out and I do like cajun.
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The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
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mityfowl
Premium
join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX
Start simple.


mityfowl
Premium
join:2000-11-06
Dallas, TX
reply to snipper_cr
Don't do a turkey to start.


Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
said by mityfowl:

Don't do a turkey to start.
He's using it to make beer. Not cook a turkey.

horsemouth1
Please Clarify My CSP
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join:2002-03-13
canada
reply to snipper_cr
Read post # 4 again. I get away with it all the time.
You do know how to transport a tank?


whizkid3
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join:2002-02-21
Queens, NY
kudos:9
reply to snipper_cr
Tank is old and/or old connector on the tank, or someone replaced it with a non-standard connector.

Replace the tank with any new one, and you will be frying in no time.