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Old 02-13-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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I'm in the process of coming up with a plan for a propane manifold for my 3 tier brew stand. The propane tank is not going to be mounted on the stand (i have a 100lb tank) and i would rather not have to tape and tighten the hose from the tank to the manifold every time i want to make a batch, i was looking at Quick disconnects on McMaster. would something like item number 5602k12 be safe to use with propane? on the website it says its used for Air, but it has a working pressure of 300psi.

seeing as I'm no expert in either quick disconnects, or propane, i would rather not blow myself up with something that wont work.

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Old 02-13-2012, 04:29 AM   #2
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quick disconnects do not work with flammable gasses.

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:21 AM   #3
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What about something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000AMC5XI/ref=mp_s_a_10?qid=1329113879&sr=8-10?

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:27 AM   #4
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quick disconnects do not work with flammable gasses.
i appreciate the reply, but a little but more information would be appreciated.

its hard to understand why, when there are propane companies that sell them.

http://www.bigway.com/CARTgallery5.htm


the amazon link didnt work for me
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:38 AM   #5
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They do make quick disconnects for propane / nat gas. They are almost identical to the air hose ones, but they have a locking mechanism on them. I don't know if home depot carries them, but I have seen them at my local hardware store.

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at the local hardware store, would they be labeled as "safe to use with propane" or what? round here we have lowes, HD, Ace, and Menards.

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Check your local RV supplier.

Not knowing where you are doesn't help with replies to questions like this though.

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quick disconnects do not work with flammable gasses.
I have one on my RV that came factory installed for my BBQ grill. I think they are the same fittings as in Mumbly's link above.
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sorry, omaha nebraska. thought i had that in my profile

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Sorry I realized I made a critical error in my reply. I meant to say air quick disconnects aren't for flammable gases. Rv & maybe BBQ suppliers can tell you which ones are for them.

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