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Old 02-24-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Was force to go to lowes to get a 1/2 female to 3/8 male reducer in order to adapt natural gas to my grill. The hose from the grill screws into the 3/8 male thread and the 1/2 female would screw into natural gas coming from house. The reducer seems cheap, actually same material as the end of a garden hose. I installed this reducer an no leaks detected. My question is, should I install a cast iron reducer? Just not sure if the piece I install will do? Thank you all in advance!!

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Was force to go to lowes to get a 1/2 female to 3/8 male reducer in order to adapt natural gas to my grill. The hose from the grill screws into the 3/8 male thread and the 1/2 female would screw into natural gas coming from house. The reducer seems cheap, actually same material as the end of a garden hose. I installed this reducer an no leaks detected. My question is, should I install a cast iron reducer? Just not sure if the piece I install will do? Thank you all in advance!!
Did it say if it was gas approved on the packaging? You could use a black iron bell reducer.
Can you upload a picture? Perhaps someone can verify its use.

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Can not be a bushing must be a bell, and not that Sh%t from china.
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Did not say any on packaging, just said it was a reducer. At this point, I just want to have the right piece.
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Without a picture or a web site how would we know what you have.
It should have looked like this or black iron, no galvinized.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=0

Also needed yellow pipe tape or gas approved pipe dope.
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Piece currently install, no pic now but thanks!!
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The hose from the grill screws into the 3/8 male thread and the 1/2 female would screw into natural gas coming from house.
Do you have a valve out there as well?
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Yes, shutoff valve
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Is this reducer the correct one? I sil be shutting off gas after every use, thank u all!!
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That's fine.
There is a flex line from the fitting to the grill, right?
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Not a flex line Joe but a natural gas hose from conversion kit that I bought. Thanks again!!

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