New Propane cilinders

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kentuckyrifleman, Sep 24, 2012.

Home Barbecue-Gas, Charcoal, or nothing? What do you use?

Poll closed Sep 26, 2012.
  1. Gas barbecue

    22 vote(s)
  2. Charcoal barbecue

    15 vote(s)
  3. I dont' barbecue

    0 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. kentuckyrifleman

    kentuckyrifleman Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    Has any one had problems with these new flipping propane cilinders? I am trying to grill some burgs and cant' get any flames, cilinder if full, so I am on the web reading about some leak detection valves you got to reset. Disconect, reconect, bleed this open, turn that slowly blah blah blah......

    Im so sick of big brother government and there rules!

    Im ready to just put the grill by the road with a "free" sign on it and get the old charcoal burner out!!
  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Amity Orygun
    Wow. The requirement for the new valves hit around here 10 years

    Turn everything off. Grill and gas bottle.

    Turn on gas bottle, THEN turn on grill valves and light.

    When you shut down, turn off grill valves, THEN shut off gas

    If you turn on grill valves before you turn on gas bottle, the darned
    thing closes some kind of doofus valve on the tank and cuts off
    the flow.

  3. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    dont feel like your alone. i asked this ? sometime ago
  4. kentuckyrifleman

    kentuckyrifleman Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    Im' sure it hit here the same time would not be first time I was a day late and a dollar short!

    Guess maybe its the first time I did it wrong.
  5. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    First shut the bottle off.

    Disconnect the propane line.

    Reconnect propane line.

    Turn propane bottle on.

    Turn gas knob to on and light.

    The problem comes if you open the know on the barbecue before the propane bottle is turned on. Then, when you shut it down do it in reverse order.

    Barbecue to off and then the bottle.

    Be patient, I knew a guy that made a valve bypass and his home blew up so really the valve is a good thing.
  6. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    You can't bleed off the tank when it is over full just by opening the Clinton valve.

    You have to be patient and burn off some of the fuel, let it burn ridiculously slow, then turn it off/take it off and start again Or you can live on the edge and set up a hose with an older non-Clinton fitting on the tank end and an open end on the opposite end, open the valve and bleed of just enough to reduce the pressure in the tank and maybe burn your house down.
  7. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    depends on how brave you want to be. But i think going with steves advice is the way . good luck.
  8. kentuckyrifleman

    kentuckyrifleman Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    Thanks guys I got it working. It sort of made me remember that I really liked the charcoal flavor better but I guess the convenence of gas made me forget but charcoal does taster better to me at least.

    "Clinton valve":D thats great
  9. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    you could always "fix" it for good. I would think a .30-06 would be about right. just stand back....... waaaaaaaaaaayyy back. even better yet, do it next to highboy's truck. LOL
  10. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    The way I do it is to light up the burners, then shut off the gas, when the little flames go out turn off the knobs. Then open up the gas and re-fire. I got rid of two different barbeques just because they almost quit working til I learned the "secret".
  11. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    I have both ,a charcoal BBQ and smoker then i have the propane for those real windy desert days we get. I can burn through a BBQ full of charcoal in about 45 mins to an hour on bad wind days .Nice to have a backup just in case.You cant beat charcoal!
  12. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    It is a lot easier to use in the middle of nowhere
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012
  13. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    I can't believe this poll. What is a gas BBQ? I've never heard of it before. I've heard of gas grills, but not a gas bbq. I didn't know it was possible to make bbq with gas. Can someone tell me that works please.:D
  14. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Gas grill :confused: ? Gas is for the stove, lanterns and heater. Not for grilling. :thud:
  15. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    i wonder what this menas for the people doing oxy/propane torching?
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