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    Performer Question

    Hi everyone,

    I picked up a stainless steel performer today off Craigslist. It didn't come with a gas tank, and I have couple questions. If I invest in a new 5 gallon tank, will it have the quick connect fitting? Will my local garden center be able to fill it? Or will I need some kind of adapter?

    If I decide to fit it for a 20 lb tank, what regulator would I need to buy.

    It's in pretty good shape otherwise, I'm looking forward to restoring it. Pictures to follow.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Take a look at the "I think I scored a good deal" thread. I think if space allows, that's the route I would take. One twenty pound tank...years of service? Makes sense to my lazy grilling behind!
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    I'm not sure of the hookup on the older stainless steal performer. I know this is what I use on my newer one to hook up a 20lb bottle. I think someone on here added adaptors to the older stainless so maybe they will chime in.

    Here's what I use for my newer version

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Weber-6-f...550_pkw__pmt__
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    Hello again,

    I haven't started the restore yet, but I'm still trying to figure out if there is a fitting that I can use to attach a new hose and regulator to my performer. Weber can sell me a new hose and regulator that will work for 100 bucks. That's twice what I paid for the grill. Trying to find a cheaper alternative. I searched the forum without any success. Any ideas?

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    You could try checking this out.https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylc...p=mss&ei=UTF-8
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    Ron, the propane setup on that model of Perfomer went through a number of changes during it's lifespan. Could you pull up the plate and take a couple of pics of the setup ? I.e. the knob, the connections, and the regulator ?
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    for the original poster. not sure if he ever got closure on this, but really all you need is a tank and a new acme nut. This is if you know the regulator is good. I re-used the shutoff valve and propane oraface from the original grill.

    Just acme nut (unscrew quick connect from regulator and replace with this)

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...RO0UTA/tvwb-20

    regulator with acme nut. (or replace both regulator and acme nut)

    https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...RO0ZMM/tvwb-20

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