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I love,love,love my baby webber. I bought it when they first came out. I can only use the tall, blue propane bottle. I seen some where that they were using the short, wide, green one. My wire guide for my propane is smaller and won't allow me to use the shorter bottle. Did they change it?

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The easiest solution to this problem is to remove the screw securing the wire tank holder in place, and then just bend the holder a little bit wider so that it will fit the slightly larger 16 oz green tanks found in the camping section of most stores.

You can even buy buy a hose connector adapter for it so that you can hook it up to a large home barbeque type propane tank if you want. See the following consumer reviews of that unit for more details and ideas:

Thank you and good luck.

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    Joe2 May 22, 2011

    I'm sorry you did not find my initial recommendations practical. But hastily handing out a 1 Thumb Up, which is the worst rating you can give out, to people who are just trying to help you, will definitely not improve your chances of receiving additional help here in the future. If a particular solution was not helpful enough to solve your problem, you can just ask for additional clarification or details before sticking someone with such a poor rating. Good luck.

  • suevasilakos May 22, 2011

    The problem is there are 2 screws and quantity of the wire seems only enough to accomodate the smaller tank, the wire is pretty heavy duty and they both fit into a recess. I thought perhaps that they sell the other bracket due to a model change. Totally didn't mean to offend anyone, it wasn't meant to be taken at a personal level ,but, an application level. I have never been here before and I had no idea how this worked. I actually thought it was the Webber assistance site. Again, I meant absolutley no offense. Thank's for the heads up.

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    Joe2 May 23, 2011

    No problem. No offense. It's just that while 2 Thumbs Up ratings are obviously not desireable from customers, they do occur pretty regularly and more than a few are certainly to be expected. The 1 TUs though, are pretty rare and nobody likes getting them because they can significantly affect an expert's overall rating. So experts tend to be a little wary of customers who regularly hand those out. From what I have read, the new units DO come with a different type of bracket that allows the use of both types of tanks. But I think owners the older ones are stuck having to modify theirs themselves or fabricate new ones. You can always try contacting Weber to see if you can get one of the new brackets to fit your old model. Here is the address of the web page with the contact info: Sorry I couldn't be of greater assistance than that. Good luck.

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