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Old 07-14-2008, 08:43 AM   #1
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Question Propane BBQ problem

So my propane bbq has a gas leak. I feel pretty confident that the leak is at the tank valve to the bbq hose connection. I unhooked the hose, cleaned the inside of the tank valve connection point (all metal), cleaned the connections on the hose (metal interior pipe, and plastic treaded outer connection). I don't see anything out of the ordinary.

BBQ is about a little over a year (Weber) and the tank might be more like 5 years.

So....what do I do next, or what do I replace first? Tank or hose?

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Old 07-14-2008, 08:48 AM   #2
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try teflon plumbers tape on the threads. After that, replace the hose
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:48 AM   #3
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Get a bowl of soapy water... dish soap works well. Start pouring small amounts onto the connections and hose starting at the tank and working your way towards the burner. You'll find something blowing bubbles at you and can go from there once you know what is actually leaking.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:49 AM   #4
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You need to isolate the leak first so that you know exactly what is leaking. Hook everything up, turn the gas on to make sure it's flowing, and then use a solution of soapy water to locate the exact leak. (You will see bubbles where the leak is)

Once the defective part is identified, change it out.

P.S. use the solution around the brass fittings on the tank as well to make sure it's not leaking there.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:49 AM   #5
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Maybe you are missing an o-ring, they are under a buck in the Ace Hardware plumbing section. Visit the store and look to see what a new connection looks like and where the o-rings go. Spray soapy water where it might be leaking and look for bubbles.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:53 AM   #6
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Get a bowl of soapy water... dish soap works well. Start pouring small amounts onto the connections and hose starting at the tank and working your way towards the burner. You'll find something blowing bubbles at you and can go from there once you know what is actually leaking.

This is how I would start the process.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: Propane BBQ problem

Thanks all. I believe I know where it is. There is a metal to metal connection that I bet needs an o-ring. It just doesn't seem like it should be a metal socket that gets a metal connection directly to it. I will look for an O-ring tonight! Thanks again!
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