So if I get the hose, that allows me to connect the Q to a larger tank, but if I get the adapter too, will that enable me to connect a 1lb bottle to the Genesis? My reasoning for this is so I can use a 1lb bottle of propane in case my 20lb tank dies on me before the meal finishes cooking. I only have one 20lb tank at the moment.Rusty, I’ve seen several on here that refill the smaller bottles, with good results. But I would recommend getting the adapter so you can hook your Q up to the 20 lb tank. I realize the 20 lb tank is a lot larger and not nearly as portable as the smaller bottles, but if you use your Q with any frequency at all, you’ll soon find yourself changing and refilling the smaller bottles quite often.
Rusty. All you need is the hose to use the Q1xxx or Q2xxx with a 20lb or 5lb bulk tank. One end goes to the tank and the other end screws onto the connection where the small disposable tank would go. You don't need any other adapters. If you want to use a small 1lb tank, it just screws into the regular connection.So if I get the hose, that allows me to connect the Q to a larger tank, but if I get the adapter too, will that enable me to connect a 1lb bottle to the Genesis? My reasoning for this is so I can use a 1lb bottle of propane in case my 20lb tank dies on me before the meal finishes cooking. I only have one 20lb tank at the moment.
I was hoping the adapter could be used to connect a 1lb bottle to the Genesis grill in case the 20lb tank runs out if gas during a cook.Why would you want to buy an adapter to fit a 1lb? The grill comes made for 1lb tanks. If you want to use them simply screw one right into the grill. If you want to use larger tanks 5lb and up use the hose
Rusty, it think this is what you’re referring to correct?
If it is, I have never thought of doing that “in a pinch”, I’m wondering if there would be enough pressure in the small bottles to support/supply a larger grill.
I hope someone with knowledge of this reads this and can help out.
I saw some bare rubber aftermarket (Chinese) hoses at Amazon for not much money, but some buyers complained of leakage, and a few hoses ruptured.Also, if you buy the hose to use the bulk tanks, keep in mind that you can get them much cheaper than $25.
That wasn't my intention, and I should have explained things in better detail. Sorry for the confusion.I still wonder why anyone would want to rube Goldberg putting a one pound cylinder on the Q1xxx?! If you have an adapter hose on it running a full size tank and the tank runs out take the d&*n hose off, screw in a 1# bottle and continue grilling. What is the issue/mystery here? Why throw more hardware on it?!
Seems to me, you’ve answered your own question. But if you want to try the 1lb tank as a back up, drop the $10 for the adapter and see if your idea works. Myself, I would spend the $25 for the Weber adapter hose (so you can use 20lb tanks with you Q) and another $25 (Craigslist,Letgo,Offerup have them listed all the time at that price) and get a 2nd 20lb tank. That way you know your grill will alway be at optimum performance. You may spend an extra $35-$40 up front, but you’ll always have the peace of mind knowing you’re not going to run out of propane.
Good luck whichever way you choose,
I've been looking for a long time, but things didn't work out, so I purchased a new Manchester tank yesterday and filled it up at the same location (Tractor Supply). Tractor Supply sells propane by the gallon, and I only paid 2.49 per gallon for 4.6 gallons.Rusty, just keep your eyes open, I see them for $10 to $15 quite often. I suppose a different area could make a difference, but my guess is there are plenty of unused 20lb tanks sitting around in garages all over near you. Maybe just put a "Want Ad" on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.
Do they fit the Q1000?Are you still looking for side tables?
I have a pair from my Q220 that i don't use.