Portable grills and other small propane-powered devices we use most of the time come with small 1 lb gas tanks. To make life easier we can use a propane gas adapter hose to connect it to a larger propane tank. I had a good look at the ones I can recommend. I also looked at hoses with regulators, regulators, and gauges to see how much gas is left in your large gas tank.
Propane Hose Adapter
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- Propane Hose Adapter
- Dozyant 4 feet adapter hose converter
- Propane Hose With Regulator
- Propane Regulator
- Propane Tank Gauge
- Adapter Hose Installation
- Propane safety
- Regulator problems
To hook up your portable gas grill to a larger propane tank you need a propane hose adapter. There are many brands and sizes available but for most of us, a 4 foot is enough. I have found the 3 best rated and priced adapter hoses.
Char Broil 4 foot hose and adapter
Rated with 4.4 stars from many users this 4-foot hose easily connects to a 20-pound tank.
Shinestar 1 lb to 20 lb propane tank adapter
It is available in a 4 foot and a 12-foot version.
I found an average rating of 4.4 stars and this is pretty good.
Dozyant 4 feet adapter hose converter
This 4 Foot hose got a 4.5-star rating from almost 200 people.
Propane Hose With Regulator
There is a growing number of people who like to cook at a low temperature on their gas grills. If you do not have a high-end gas grill with multiple burners this is almost impossible.
With the help of a regulator built in your adapter hose, you kill two birds with one stone. We looked at the three highest-rated ones.
Gas One propane adapter with adjustable regulator
Regulators range between o and 20 psi, like most of them, do.
Dozyant propane gas hose and regulator
4.5 stars from over 150 buyers and a recommended choice in most online stores.
This regulator range from 0 to 20 psi and is a high-quality product in my opinion.
Dozyant 30 psi hose and regulator
Normally I try to find different brands but this was the only 30 psi hose and regulator I was able to find for now.
The Dozyant is 4 feet long and gets 4.2 stars but also a lot of 5 stars.
The price is a lot higher compared to the 20 psi models, You have to figure out if you need this high pressure for your grill or other propane gas-powered cooking device.
Sometimes all you need is the regulator and not the whole hose. Although the price difference sometimes is just a few dollars if this is all you need we found again 3 of the highest-rated propane gas pressure regulators.
Camco 59333 propane regulator
There are 3 versions of this regulator. horizontal with pol, horizontal without pol or a vertical mount.
The pol will fit on your propane gas tank if you need this version.
This regulator is used a lot on RV’s with an outside connector for any propane device you like to use outside the RV.
You can find the price here
Cisno 0 – 20 psi LP regulator
Adjustable from 0 – 20 psi. Just look good at the male and female thread to see if you have what you need to make this fit.
Mr. Heater pressure regulator
Comes with a pol and female pipe thread on the other side.
Not to many complaints except like I mentioned earlier make sure you got all the connectors you need.
Propane Tank Gauge
Adapter Hose Installation
Installing a propane tank hose with or without a pressure regulator or even one of the stand-alone regulators has to be done right to prevent leaking. Here are some tips.
This picture shows how to install the hose to the grill or other propane device you are using.
Insert first by hand and then screw it in tight. No need to use any tape although I still used it.
This part connects to the propane gas tank and can be tightened by hand with no problem. Is very easy to connect and change propane tanks in no time.
Like anything else, we have to be aware that we still work with flammable gas. Reason enough to make sure that it is all installed in a safe manner.
I advise you to always check your connections. To do this all you need is some water with dish soap and a brush. Brush the liquid on your connections, that of course have to be open and need gas pressure, and look for bubbles. If there are none you are good to go.
If you see bubbles you have to disconnect and redo the leaking part. I still use plumbers tape on the connections that are permanent.
Sometimes problems with gas regulators are easy to solve. Many people have thrown out perfectly good regulators and even grills because they thought they were broke.
The problem is that the newer regulator comes with a safety feature that most people don’t know of. In case of a gas leak, the regulator limits the gas flow. Sometimes this also happens when you open the control knob to fast. You can read the whole article in our How to solve gas regulator problems post in our how-to category.
Basically, all you do is turn everything off and then turn the gas on real slow to not trigger that safety feature in the regulator.
If you have any tips concerning propane gas regulators, hose adapters or gauges feel free to leave it in the comments.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.