Gas burning orange

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  1. Mikey RV

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    Trying to cook tea tonight, well the wife is and the flame is more orange than blue, normally it is all blue. We are on propane. Any suggestions please. Wife is in panic mode and I am hungry.
     
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    Lack of air makes a yellow flame.. it also produces a lot of CO.. keep the well van ventilated

    have you blocked the cooker air vent .. has the grill pan blocked the air inlet..

    is it on all burners ?
     
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    Oven or Hob?

    Hob... Did you spill something on it previously and missed it? I know the tops are screwed down on MoHo burners... Whereas on "normal! hobs you can remove the "cast iron" top and clean the aluminium "gas spreader" bit if it gets clogged..
     
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    It could be just dirt or dust in the burners, or it could be that some thing you are cooking has got onto the burner and that is causing the flame to burn orange. Or it could be that your burner is not getting enough oxygen through and conversely, is producing carbon monoxide. I believe it is possible to get at the adjusters under the burners if you know what you are doing, but you would need to let it cool down first and (if you have one) consult the cooker manual. Unfortunately mine is in the van, in storage, or I would take a picture of of th relevant section and post it. Hopefully someone else has better advice. Gary
     
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    All three gas rings and the oven are burning orange.
     
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    Don't use it but get it checked by a professional. Cold tea is better than a coffin, really.........
     
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    Not good ... Unless someone has been going made with a load of calcium chloride !!

    Seriously.. An orange flame indicates a lack of oxygen so the gas is not fully burning..
    As mentioned, a very serious threat of carbon monoxide build up

    Oddly enough sea salt can cause the same looking problem
     
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    Have you used a spray like an underarm or fly spray or fresh air spray or a smelly candle? within your MH as this can cause the flame to burn orange rather than blue as we discovered last year. open a widow or the door for 5/10 minutes and then relight gas should be back to blue flame. If this fails you have a problem that needs fixing as already stated above is dangerous.
     
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    Windows and doors open. Please keep suggestions coming. We are trying to find a motorhome dealer in the area. We are just north of Bayonne on a aire.
     
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    as it's all burners and there isn't a lack of air, then it points to a failed or failing LPG regulator.. the gas pressure could be too high

    if you have an LPG tank it may have two regulators, an HP and LP.. either could have failed. .. have the pressure checked
     
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    Chinese Takeaway :rofl:
     
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    Don't suppose you have a microwave or separate BBQ to put you on until you can get professional help? Gary
     
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    Sounds like not enough air in the mix.
     
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    Thanks for replys folks. We are going to try and find a repair service near us tomorrow. Internet not too good so will go to information centre tomorrow
     
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    Sounds like regulator.I had similar problem.After a while I turned off gas rings and flames carried on coming out.I had to turn gas off at bottle.My regular had failed.Luckily I carry a spare bottle regulator.so I bypassed the fixed regulator untill I got home.Funnily since fitting new regulator my oven work's better.It never seemed to get hot enough.
     
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    I would concur with the foregoing, especially viz getting it checked. Also when did you last fill and where?.. Odd places have been known to dispense low calorific value gas`s?

    Pete
     
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    Where are you ? Someone on here might be able to suggest someone local
     
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    Just north of Bayonne on a aire
     
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    In the Early 2000`s we used to lay over for a break at at site nr St Jean du Luz. The site owners where very helpful and informative when I had issues with my Brakes?. There was also quite a bit of industry to the North of Biaritz.? on a couple of industrial parks? which is where I got parts once. for a Fiat.


    Pete
     
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    Update...just tried the gas this morning and all is back to normal now. No I had not been drinking last night, but just wondered if it was a bit of crap in the system and has now cleared of that's possible. Thanks once again for all the response. (y)
     
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