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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Hi All. I recently moved into a new house with a natural gas connection. I have a Weber E-310 Natural Gas grill. The problem is that the NG connection from my house is a female and the quick-connect system from my Weber is female. Therefore, I got a female to male adapter, 1/2" to 3/8". Everything connects fine, but once it's tightened, the quick-connect system won't work. It's as if the adapter pushes into the QC system too far, which doesn't allow it to close properly. If I loosen the adapter so it doesn't go into the quick-connect system all the way, then the QC system closes properly. Then that means the adapter is not tight into the QC and chances for a leak. Anyone else have this problem or know what I can do? I've researched for awhile and can't find an answer. Thanks.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

The end of the hose that connects to the supply should be male not female. Post some photos
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

I've attached a pic of one that is set up just like mine. I'm at work so I can't get the pic. Anyhow, I circled in red the female connections. In green is the female to male adapter I used to connect the house to the grill. What's not pictured is the male part of the quick-connect system. Anyhow, if you look at the amount of space between the adapter's thread and the quick-connect, it seems too loose as if it should be tightened. In this current pic, the quick connect would work. But if I tightened the quick-connect so that there is less thread showing between the adapter and the quick connect, it won't work for some reason. It's as if the male side of the quick connect hose gets blocked by the adapter due to tightening. Again, I am afraid of leaving too much room due to leaks.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

If the quick connect on the grill side is threaded, and you're not moving the grill I would lose the quick connect altogether and pipe dope all the threads up nice and call it a day, make sure and keep the shut off though



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

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If the quick connect on the grill side is threaded, and you're not moving the grill I would lose the quick connect altogether and pipe dope all the threads up nice and call it a day, make sure and keep the shut off though



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Thanks, Jim. I'm going to check it out when I get home and I may go that route.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

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Thanks, Jim. I'm going to check it out when I get home and I may go that route.

I would if you don't need it, I removed mine years ago cause it would stiffen up and not want to come undone and when I did a periodic leak test, bubbles were coming out where the nipple went in, I just said heck with it, left the little male to male (like you have) sitting in my shut off and screwed the 3/8"s line right to it, with no problems since. with the play in my line I can still pull my grill out and sweep under it.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

View PostTubby, on 09 January 2013 - 05:16 PM, said:

I would if you don't need it, I removed mine years ago cause it would stiffen up and not want to come undone and when I did a periodic leak test, bubbles were coming out where the nipple went in, I just said heck with it, left the little male to male (like you have) sitting in my shut off and screwed the 3/8"s line right to it, with no problems since. with the play in my line I can still pull my grill out and sweep under it.


Let us know what route you take, Oh yeah and Welcome,


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Well, the quick connect side was not threaded, so I'm left with trying to find another hose w/o quick connect to replace the one that came with the Weber. Otherwise, I'm hosed. Pun intended.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

I guess I am missing the issue. Your connector from the house is correct
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

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I guess I am missing the issue. Your connector from the house is correct

His grill hose has a crimped quick connect on the gas side, so he needs to just grab a regular gas line from the hardware store, then he should be good to go.....

I just looked at mine its the same as a water heater or oven line, female on both sides, and its flex SS

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

View PostTubby, on 14 January 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

His grill hose has a crimped quick connect on the gas side, so he needs to just grab a regular gas line from the hardware store, then he should be good to go.....

I just looked at mine its the same as a water heater or oven line, female on both sides, and its flex SS

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If that's the case, I'll look for those. They seem much cheaper than the ones marketed for nat gas grills. Thanks!
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

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If that's the case, I'll look for those. They seem much cheaper than the ones marketed for nat gas grills. Thanks!

Its gonna look something like this, you shouldn't need the male to male on the ends, any Home depot kinda store will have them or a plumbing supply, this one was 12.00, mines braided SS, so it was more $


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

Nerv this would be you right here.................

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

View PostTubby, on 14 January 2013 - 07:22 PM, said:

Nerv this would be you right here.................

Thanks, Jim. Appreciate the help.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

View PostTubby, on 14 January 2013 - 07:22 PM, said:

Nerv this would be you right here.................

Thanks, Jim. Appreciate the help. Think this would work?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

View Postnervouslaughter, on 17 January 2013 - 06:39 PM, said:

Thanks, Jim. Appreciate the help. Think this would work?

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That will do it if........................6 foot is long enough to feed up into the grill and make the stub out, keep in mind also if you have the back of the grill to close to the house it will blacken the siding or stucco, I would want it a couple feet out.

And since you are most likely thinking it, I wouldn't extend a line, look for a longer one even if you have to go into the grill section rather than the plumbing isle :rolleyes:

the one time expense is not that big a deal



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