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Title: Help with brew cart propane lines & fittings
Post by: yugamrap on March 10, 2011, 10:18:03 PM
I posted this over at the NB Forum, but thought I'd try here, too.  I'm working on getting my brew cart fitted-out. It will have two burners like this http://www.agrisupply.com/product.asp?pn=40282&sid=&eid= (http://www.agrisupply.com/product.asp?pn=40282&sid=&eid=) What I need help with is the connection between the burners and 1/4" needle valves like these http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/nv108p_propane_burner_part.htm (http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/nv108p_propane_burner_part.htm).  I'd prefer to use something flexible like pneumatic hose. So, I think it will be something like a MFL x barb fitting at the burner end and 1/4" FPT x barb at the valve end.

The propane pressure will already be knocked-down by the regulator at the tank before it goes to the needle valves. So, is it okay to use 3/8" pneumatic hose secured to the barbs with hose clamps or oetiker clamps? Do I need to use something else? What have others used?
Title: Re: Help with brew cart propane lines & fittings
Post by: oscarvan on March 11, 2011, 01:45:53 AM
Take both pieces to Home Depot and find the retired plumber working that section. There's flex hoses, rubber hoses etc etc.
Title: Re: Help with brew cart propane lines & fittings
Post by: yugamrap on March 11, 2011, 03:46:14 AM
I think I found a solution - something like this http://www.easternmarine.com/3-Propane-Hose-Assembly-59913/ (http://www.easternmarine.com/3-Propane-Hose-Assembly-59913/)  I'm hoping to find a source for something shorter, though - around 18".
Title: Re: Help with brew cart propane lines & fittings
Post by: oscarvan on March 11, 2011, 03:45:58 PM
I used metal flex hose. Things get hot......Just saying.
Title: Re: Help with brew cart propane lines & fittings
Post by: yugamrap on March 12, 2011, 01:58:23 AM
I used metal flex hose. Things get hot......Just saying.
Is the metal flex hose you used similar to the 1/2" or 5/8" kind that is used for a gas appliance?  If so, what kind of valve did you use to trim your burner?  My turkey fryer burner has similar hose to what I found, and I've not had any problem with heat.  As well, the orifice where the hose connects will be outside of a wind shield I'm building into the design - so I think it'll be okay - but I'm still open to other ideas. 
Title: Re: Help with brew cart propane lines & fittings
Post by: oscarvan on March 12, 2011, 02:32:51 AM
I used metal flex hose. Things get hot......Just saying.
Is the metal flex hose you used similar to the 1/2" or 5/8" kind that is used for a gas appliance?  If so, what kind of valve did you use to trim your burner?  My turkey fryer burner has similar hose to what I found, and I've not had any problem with heat.  As well, the orifice where the hose connects will be outside of a wind shield I'm building into the design - so I think it'll be okay - but I'm still open to other ideas. 

Regular ball valve.My burners are low pressure, no orifices.
Title: Re: Help with brew cart propane lines & fittings
Post by: BrewArk on March 15, 2011, 07:21:30 PM
Never used these guys but:
http://www.bigway.com/CARTgallery34.htm (http://www.bigway.com/CARTgallery34.htm)