Propane Connectors

I've had a Sievert propane torch for years running off a 13Kg propane cylinder. Small enough to move around, hefty enough for real heat.
I've now acquired a propane jetted Flamefast ceramic chip forge and ideally would like the two pieces of kit to be able to use the same bottle - but they won't be using the same bottle at the same time. I don't want to tie the bottle to a fixed location so ideally would like some easily detachable coupling for the hose. Does anyone make such couplings or will have have to wield spanners every time I want to change from Sievert torch to Famefast forge?
Thanks
Charles
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Charles wrote:

Do a search on "quick action propane connector", various people do them such as Bullfinch. I know some people that have them locally for oxygen and propane but they're not cheap. They got them from a local welding supplier which would be a good place to ask. The look very much like an quick connect air fitting but suitable for the appropriate gas.
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Charles wrote:

a cheaper and possibly more practical solution might be to go to your local household waste recycling centre and buy yourself an empty propane bottle - round our way the going rate is 3 - 5 for a cylinder depending on size and whether or not it has anything in it. If you are near a fairly big hwrc you may lucky enough to spot one with an appropriate regulator still attached.
Just be sure to get one that you can get exchanged locally.
regards
Dudley
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Dudley Simons Wrote: > Charles wrote:

> Propane bottle,

> initial cost may be eyewatering but you recover it at 20 everytime you > refill. Of course, it helps if you are using that much gas!

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I think this is what you want http://www.gasproducts.co.uk/acatalog/Quick_Release_Nozzle_LP_38in_BSP_LH_x_4.8mm.html however they don't seem to list the male part separately which is odd, as ideally you would want to connect the female to your regulator and fit a male piece to each appliance hose.
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Thanks folks. Getting the search right made a huge difference - before I kept coming up with natural gas connectors. Ebay, as ever, comes up with the goods providing a coupling for 7.99 http://tinyurl.com/2uq4oqs
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