We have used a Weber Q1200 grill for several years and love it. However, it is a bit small for two people. Clarification: We like to cook breakfast on the grill by using the Weber Griddle option. A grill grid on one side for bacon or sausage with a griddle on the other side for eggs. The griddle on a Q1200 just isn’t big enough to cook four eggs at one time.
We tried a Blackstone griddle, but just didn’t fit our cooking style. Enter the Q2200.
One problem with the Q2200 is that is eats one pound canisters very quickly, which gets quite expensive. The cure for that is connecting the grill to the RV trailer’s propane system. However, the trailer has a propane regulator and the grill has a propane regulator. That leaves too little pressure to run the grill. The regulator must be removed from the grill.
The parts used for this job are:
- NPT Reducing Coupling Brass 1/4″ Female x 1/8″ Female Amazon
- 1/4 Inch RV Propane Quick Connect Fitting Amazon
- Low Pressure Propane Quick-Connect Hose Amazon I chose a 12 foot. many different lengths are available.
We won’t use the female coupling right now. It will be used for a future project.
The steps to remove the valve/regulator assembly are as follows:
- Remove the valve knob by pulling gently
- Remove two Phillips screws holding the plastic valve bracket. The entire assembly should come off easily
- Remove two Phillips screws holding the metal bracket to the regulator (on the right side in the following picture)
- Remove the brass nut holding the valve (shown on the left of the following photo) to the plastic bracket.
- Remove the valve from the regulator. I put the valve in padded vise jaws and used an adjustable wrench on the regulator. It is pretty stiff.
This will leave you with the valve and regulator as shown below. We won’t be using the regulator at this point.
Now assemble the value, adapter and quick connect into one piece using the gas tape supplied in the package.
It should look like this when assembled.
Place the value stem into the plastic bracket and replace the brass nut.
Now replace the plastic bracket using the two Phillips screws. Be careful to align the valve output into the burner tube. It make takes a light, three hands and a bit of patience. Push the valve knob onto the value stem.
Now connect a hose from your trailer to the quick connect adapter. Turn the hose valves on at both this end of the hose and on the trailer. The valve lever should be inline with the coupler.
Put some soapy water in a small spray bottle and spray onto your new assembly to check for gas leaks. If any bubble expand, the taped fittings need to be redone. If not bubble are present, you are good to go.
Now you are ready to grill some food.
I have a half inch stub out underneath my two propane tanks on my trailer. It does not flow through the regulator so I would leave the regulator on the grill. Just looking for acknowledgment.
John, I honestly don’t know if it is safe to run high-pressure propane through a flex line. That would be a question for a propane expert. Someone at an RV center or gas grill shop might be able to tell you.