Finally have been able to break the smoker out of the shed. I have been working mad amounts of hours and travelling all over the place, so the smoker sat in my shed taunting me all winter and spring. I did my first smoke for the season for Mother's Day, 2 whole chickens, and it made me want to have a BBQ for Memorial Day. I have bought the needle valve from Bayou Classic that is mentioned in several posts, and have looked for some good instructions on making this mod, but everything I found had some dead links to other threads. I think I know all the parts that I need, or will figure it out one I can get to everything I need. The problem I am having is that I cannot get the hose disconnected from the regulator. The bolt portion of it is too narrow for any tools that I have to even begin getting it unscrewed. Can anybody who has done this mod help me out as to how they managed to get this disconnected? Also, if you have a list of what fittings you used to adapt the valve into the line, that would be great.