1) How can I see bigger pictures of the products? They are small thumbnail size
2) Is there a way to convert the barb / hose clamp connection on many of your products to something more permanent like the flange connections you see on the CSA/UL certified outdoor burners sold in stores? Safety is very important!
Answer: Can you send me some link on CSA/UL certified outdoor burners? We like to see how they are done before telling how possible it is for our stoves.
Thanks for the quick reply. I think if you can get rid of the hose clamp / barb connection, it would be very nice for the 13″ burners you have. The reason is that sometimes they come loose or the rubber gets hard / old and they will leak at the connection.
Here’s the one I currently have. It says CSA certified on the label attached to the hose and in the manual. However it suffers from serious wind issues (no wind guard):
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This is the brass adapter that connects the hose to the burner:
|LASCO 17-5813 1/4-Inch Female Flare by 3/8-Inch Male F…
LASCO 17-5813 1/4-Inch Female Flare by 3/8-Inch Male Flare Brass Adapter – Pipe Fittings – Amazon.com
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Here are some examples with stainless steel braided hose connected with swivel flare threaded adapter:
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Answer: Thanks for all the links. Let’s evaluate. This will usually take some time. In the meantime, the only stove that is ready for such connection is out fixed installation version, an example at http://outdoorstirfry.com/?page_id=321#EF13SFN50.
Can you send me a big picture of PF9L130 (the picture is a small jpg on your website)? I think this one does NOT have hose clamp/barb connection. Also, I like the style of the 160kBTU/HR (white kind) stoves but they all use hose clamp/barb connection!
The hose for our PF9L130 stove still has hose barb in it. Frankly even with the re-enforced metal hose from the links you sent, inside we believe also barb connection. The metal surface basically prevents accidentally cut while use. This is the only advantage over rubber surface hose.
Can the barb fitting be unscrewed from the cooker and be replaced with a threaded brass fitting to which this will attach? (For the 160kBTU cooker) Or is it part of the cooker itself (permanently part of the design/welded)?
|Bayou Classic M5HPR-1 10 PSI Hose, Regulator, Valve Ass…
Amazon.com : Bayou Classic M5HPR-1 10 PSI Hose, Regulator, Valve Assembly : Grill Connectors : Patio, Lawn & Garden
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The other advantage is that in the above picture, the hose can turn independently from the brass connection end…therefore once tight, it will always be tight. CSA logo is clearly visible on the needle valve handle. Hose and fittings are always the weakest link in terms of safety.
The reason I am asking all this is that I live in Texas with high heat and sunshine. A lot of the rubber hoses I have in my back patio have cracked due to UV sunlight exposure. I also do not have a natural gas connection for your other model. Thanks again for your replies….they are very helpful.
We can simply sell you the stove and you go buy this hose/regulator assembly. I’m sure our stove connects to this hose perfectly. One caveat is that the stove will probably give only 40kBTU/Hr.
We conducted more investigation on the hose link you sent from Amazon. The stainless braided surface provides protection against abrasion to some extent. It is apparent that it can’t protect against needle puncturing. Underneath the braided metal is still a rubber hose. The braided metal does not protect the rubber hose from exposure against the sun/rain/wind various environmental elements. If you can live with such metal braided hose, it is actually simpler to buy a plastic hose protector such as from this link http://pigstailusa.com/ and apply to the regular rubber hose.
In terms of hose clamp, since the hose provided in your link is still rubber hose, the clamping method is quite similar. Underneath the rubber hose it is a hose barb connector.
We also solve the small picture issue.